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Shonda Rhimes & Jada Pinkett Smith

Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith and more join producing team of Broadway's American Son

American Son begins performances at Broadway's Booth Theatre on October 6, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

A host of big names have signed on to co-produce the upcoming Broadway premiere of American Son, written by Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, which begins previews at the Booth Theatre on October 6, 2018, ahead of an official opening on November 4 and a limited engagement through to January 27, 2019.

Shonda Rhimes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, Dwyane Wade, Steve Stoute and Nnamdi Asomugha will join the previously announced producers of Kerry Washington's Simpson Street, Jeffry Richards, Rebecca Gold and Will Trice.

Synopsis: "Do you know where your children are? A Florida police station in the middle of the night; a mother searching for her missing teenage son. American Son is a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance."

The cast of American Son includes Golden Globe & Emmy Award nominee Kerry Washington (as Kendra Ellis-Connor), Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale (as Scott Connor), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (as Officer Paul Larkin), and Eugene Lee (as Lieutenant John Stokes).

The creative team behind American Son features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald.

American Son Tickets are available now for performances from October 6, 2018 through to January 27, 2019.

(Shonda Rhimes photo courtesy of PMK / Jada Pinkett Smith photo by Don Flood)

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