Colman Domingo's A Boy and His Soul Will Play Seattle's Intiman

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Scottsboro Boys star Colman Domingo will bring A Boy and His Soul, a music-filled coming-of-age story, to Seattle's Intiman Theatre as part of the 2011 season.

A Boy and His Soul star Colman Domingo
A Boy and His Soul star Colman Domingo Photo by Carol Rosegg

Domingo earned acclaim for his self-penned solo play, which played an extended run at the Vineyard Theatre in fall 2009. Tony Kelly, who staged the Off-Broadway debut, will reunite with Domingo for the Seattle run.

A commercial Off-Broadway engagement of the soul-tinged play had been considered, but never materialized. The play earned the GLAAD Media Award for Best Theatre Broadway/Off Broadway and The Lucille Lortell Award for Best Solo Show.

A Boy and His Soul, which will run Oct. 21-Nov. 20 (opening Oct. 28), replaces the previously announced Intiman production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which will now be produced during the 2012 season.

The work, according to the Intiman, "follows the journey of Domingo’s upbringing through a box of vinyl records discovered in the basement of his boyhood home. Detailing his childhood in a working-class background and the pivotal moment of coming out as a gay African-American man in 1980’s Philadelphia, the tunes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer and more move him through a soundtrack of his past."

Domingo was last seen on Broadway as Mr. Bones in the Kander and Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys. He appeared on Broadway in Passing Strange, Chicago and Well, as well as Off-Broadway in Bright Ideas, Henry V and in the world premiere of Athol Fugard's Coming Home. He regularly appears on the Logo Network's "The Big Gay Sketch Show."

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Colman Domingo
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