Tony Award winner Lillias White and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson will star in the Primary Stages production of While I Yet Live, a new world-premiere play by Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter.
Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao) will direct the premiere of Pittsburgh native Porter's new play, which centers on "a young man's coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women." It will run Sept. 23-Oct. 31. An official opening is set for Oct. 12 at New 42nd Street.
Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson and the Cast of Billy Porter's While I Yet Live Meet the Press
In addition to White (The Life, Fela!) and Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba; "Law & Order") the cast will include Elain Graham (The Picture Box, "Smash"), Susan Heyward (The Trip to Bountiful, Ruined), Kevyn Morrow (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Dreamgirls), Sharon Washington (The Scottsboro Boys, Wild With Happy) and Larry Powell (Broke-ology, Dutchman).
The production will have scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Leon Rothernberg and casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting.