The Piano Lesson

'The Piano Lesson' sets additional Broadway casting

The new cast members join Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, and John David Washington.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

UPDATE: The complete cast also includes Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan alternating the role of Marthea, along with Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell, and Kim Sullivan.

The full creative team includes Tony Award-nominated set designer Beowulf Boritt, Tony-nominated costume designer Toni-Leslie James, Tony-nominated lighting designer Japhy Weideman, Tony-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer, Drama Desk Award-nominated wig designer Cookie Jordan, Tony Award-nominated projection designer Jeff Sugg, and Tony Award-winning composer and music director Jason Michael Webb.

The Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson has announced additional casting for the production later this year. Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis, and Michael Potts will join the show, which begins performances September 19 at the St. James Theatre.

Byers has been cast as Avery, Fisher as Lymon, Matthis as Grace, and Potts as Wining Boy. They join the previously announced Samuel L. Jackson as Doaker Charles, Danielle Brooks as Berniece, and John David Washington as Boy Willie.

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson centers on siblings deciding what to do with a treasured family heirloom: a piano that was hand-carved by an enslaved ancestor. Willie wants to sell the piano and buy the land his ancestors worked on, while Berneice believes keeping the piano is a better way to honor their memory. The 2022 revival is the show's first after its Broadway premiere in 1990.

Check back for information on The Piano Lesson tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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