Pics! Griffin Matthews Stars in Diane Paulus-Helmed Invisible Thread at Second Stage

News   Pics! Griffin Matthews Stars in Diane Paulus-Helmed Invisible Thread at Second Stage
Performances began Oct. 31 at Second Stage Theatre for the Diane Paulus-helmed new musical Invisible Thread, which blends African beats and a world pop score. The story follows a New Yorker's life-changing trip to Uganda and is inspired by the real-life experiences of Griffin Matthews, who co-created the show with Matt Gould. Opens Dec. 2.

Among the cast of Invisible Thread are Broadway actors Latrisa Harper (The Color Purple), Aisha Jackson (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody) and Jamard Richardson (The Book of Mormon).

The cast also features co-creator Matthews with Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite), Tiffany Mann (Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center), Conor Ryan (John & Jen), Melody Betts ("Chicago PD"), Rodrick Covington (Central Avenue Breakdown), Kevin Curtis (A Chorus Line national tour), Tyrone Davis, Jr. (Shrek national tour), Nkrumah Gatling (Hair), Jason Herbert (Fela! tour), Kristolyn Lloyd (Heathers The Musical), Michael Lluwoye (Fable), Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy), Adeola Role (Lily’s Revenge) and Jamar Williams (Broken Window Theory).

Gould and Matthews' Invisible Thread, previously titled Witness Uganda, had its world premiere at American Repertory Theatre in 2014, helmed by Tony winner Paulus and featuring many of the new Off-Broadway cast members. The musical follows the life-changing journey of a young New Yorker who volunteers for an aid project in Uganda. "When his altruistic aspirations collide with the real world," describe press notes, "his life is changed in unexpected and profound ways."

Here's a look at the production:


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