Olivier nominee Kyle Scatliffe, who played Harpo in the recent revival of The Color Purple, will star in a reading of Unpredictable Times playwright Kevin Ray Johnson's Reginald: From Baltimore to Billionaire.
Based on the life of the first African-American billionaire Reginald F. Lewis, the reading, directed by playwright Johnson and produced by Allen DeWane, will be held May 22 in Manhattan.
In addition to Scatliffe in the title role, the cast will also feature Lora Nicolas as Reginald's wife Loida Nicolas-Lewis, with Natalie Graves Tucker as Reginald's mother Carolyn Fugett, Victor Arnez as Reginald's stepfather Butch, Thay Floyd in the roles of Cleveland, Glover, Scott, and Bill, Savannah Frazier, Emily Bailey, Matt Welsh, DeShawn Bowens, and Michael Coale Grey.
The play, according the press notes, “follows Reginald’s life from childhood up until the biggest deal of his life, which made him the first African American to build a billion dollar company. You will see the struggles he overcomes as well as his triumphs, which include getting into Harvard and meeting his wife Loida.”
Although the reading is free, seating is limited, and a reservation is required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.