Uzo Aduba

Roundabout announces dates for Something Clean and Toni Stone, starring Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba stars in the world premiere of Toni Stone at off-Broadway's Laura Pels Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Roundabout Theatre Company has now confirmed dates for two of the spring productions featured in its 2018-2019 season.

Firstly, Roundabout Underground's world premiere of Something Clean, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by Margot Bordelon, is set to begin previews at the Black Box Theatre within the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on May 4, 2019, ahead of an official opening on May 30 and a limited engagement through to June 30, 2019.

Synopsis: "Something Clean follows Charlotte, a wife and mother who will try anything to put her family back together. The new drama slips into the jagged cracks of a sex crime's aftermath—the guilt, the grief and the ways we grapple with the unthinkable."

And secondly, at the Laura Pels Theatre, the world premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's new play Toni Stone, directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, will run from May 23 to August 11, 2019, with an official opening set for June 20. As previously reportedToni Stone will star two-time Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba in the title role.

Synopsis: "Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She's got a great arm. And she doesn't understand why she can't play with the boys. Uzo Aduba knocks it out of the park as the first woman to go pro in the Negro Leagues. Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race and gender to portray all supporting roles, Toni Stone is a vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way."

Uzo Aduba is best known for her recurring TV role as Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren on the popular Netflix series "Orange Is The New Black," earning her two Emmy Awards (in 2014 and 2015), two Golden Globe nominations (in 2015 and 2016) and a further Emmy nomination in 2017. She previously appeared on Broadway in the 2011 revival of Godspell and Coram Boy in 2007, off-Broadway in the 2013 Public Theater production of Venice and the 2006 New York Theatre Workshop production of The Seven, and made her West End debut in the 2016 production of The Maids.

Additional casting and creative team information for both productions will be announced at a later date.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)

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