Uzo Aduba

Uzo Aduba will return to the NY stage in Roundabout's Toni Stone

The world premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's Toni Stone is expected to begin performances in May 2019 at the Laura Pels Theatre.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Two-time Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba will return to the NY stage next year to take on the title role in Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's new play Toni Stone. Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, performances are expected to begin at the Laura Pels Theatre inside the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre in May 2019.

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."

Additional casting and creative team information for the production will be announced at a later date.

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.

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