Fishburne to Take Thurgood to Geffen Playhouse for Summer Run

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Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne will re-create his Broadway portrayal of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Thurgood at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles June 27-Aug. 8. Opening night is July 7.

Laurence Fishburne in Thurgood.
Laurence Fishburne in Thurgood. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Written by George Stevens, Jr. and directed by Leonard Foglia, the solo play tells how a kid from the streets of Baltimore rose through the Civil Rights movement to sit on the country's most powerful court.

"From arguing the 1954 landmark case Brown v. Board of Education to becoming the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall’s tenacious advocacy broke open the civil rights movement, paving the way for the young African-American leaders of our future," according to production notes. "Fishburne's acclaimed Broadway performance of Thurgood earned him a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, as well as a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play."

Fishburne won a Tony Award for his work in Two Trains Running.

The Geffen Playhouse run is preceded by a June 1-20 run at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

For tickets, visit www.geffenplayhouse.com.

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