Adapted by Helen Edmundson from Jamila Gavin's award-winning novel, Coram Boy will officially open on Broadway May 2. Casting for the New York production — to be directed by Melly Still — is currently underway.
Set in 18th-century England, the production features more than 40 performers, who share the stage with seven musicians. The play, according to press notes, tells the tale of "two orphans at the Coram Hospital for Deserted Children: Toby, saved from an African slave ship and Aaron, the abandoned son of the heir to a great estate."
The creative team for Coram Boy includes Ti Green and Melly Still (designs), Paul Constable (lighting design), Adrian Sutton (music), Christopher Shutt (sound design), Constantine Kitsopoulos (music director) and Thomas Schall (fight director).
Coram Boy is being produced on Broadway by Boyett Ostar Productions. The production company has previously imported the London productions of The History Boys, Jumpers, Democracy and The Pillowman.
Tickets for Coram Boy will go on sale later this month.