Leslie Uggams To Star As Family Matriarch in Colman Domingo's Dot Off-Broadway

News   Leslie Uggams To Star As Family Matriarch in Colman Domingo's Dot Off-Broadway
 
Leslie Uggams is set to star as family matriarch Dotty in Colman Domingo's Dot at the Vineyard Theatre in February 2016, according to the New York Times. As previously reported, the Off-Broadway premiere is being directed by multiple Tony winner Susan Stroman.

The production reunites Stroman and Domingo at the Vineyard following their work on the acclaimed John Kander and Fred Ebb musical, The Scottsboro Boys, also starring Domingo. According to NYT, the cast of Dot will also include Stephen Conrad Moore and Sharon Washington.

Here's how the Vineyard bills Domingo's new play: "Family matriarch Dotty and her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. A testament to the enduring bonds of family, this hilarious and moving new play by Colman Domingo grapples unforgettably with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of an inner city neighborhood."

Last year Tony winner Uggams starred as Mama Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Gypsy. The Broadway vet returns to the New York stage following her performance in the 2008 staging of The First Breeze of Summer.

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Domingo has appeared in the films "The Butler" and "Selma." His plays include A Boy and His Soul and Wild With Happy. For more information on Dot, visit VineyardTheatre.org.

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