Photo credit: Thoughts of a Colored Man (Photo by Michael Davis)

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ to open at Golden Theatre in October, with full casting named

Forrest McClendon and Keith David will star in the Broadway premiere.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: Thoughts of a Colored Man will now open October 13, two weeks earlier than the original opening date of October 31.

UPDATE: Esau Pritchett has joined the Thoughts of a Colored Man cast, replacing Keith David, who has departed the production.

UPDATE: Complete casting for Thoughts of a Colored Man has been announced, with Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner as understudies.

The Broadway premiere of Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man has confirmed that it will open in the upcoming season. Thoughts of a Colored Man will begin previews at the Golden Theatre from October 1, ahead of an opening night on October 31. Find out more about Thoughts of a Colored Man tickets on Broadway here.

Set in Brooklyn, Thoughts of a Colored Man follows seven Black men as they fom a brotherhood by sharing their feelings and stories. The production blends traditional prose with spoken word, slam poetry and comedy into a multi-generational play.

The ensemble cast stars Forrest McClendon, previously nominated for a Tony Award for The Scottsboro Boys. Keith David also stars, best known for Greenleaf and Jelly's Last Jam. Dyllón Burnside, Bryan Terrell Clark, Da'Vinchi, Luke James, and Tristan "Mack" Wilds complete the lineup.

Thoughts of a Colored Man made its world premiere at Syracuse Stage, later transferring to Baltimore Center Stage. The upcoming Broadway transfer at the Golden Theatre will mark Keenan Scott II's Broadway writing debut, with a Broadway directorial debut for Steve H. Broadnax III.

News of Thoughts of a Colored Man's opening date means it will be the first new play to open on Broadway since theatres were closed in March 2020. Find out the opening dates for all Broadway shows so far here. 

Thoughts of a Colored Man is at the Golden Theatre from October 1.

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Photo credit: Thoughts of a Colored Man (Photo by Michael Davis)

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