Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated the official opening of the Broadway premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre January 8. The music-filled play from the Oscar-winning Moonlight writer follows the hopes and dreams of the young singers at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys.
The cast features Nicholas L. Ashe as Junior Blake, Daniel Bellomy (Ensemble), Jonathan Burke (Ensemble), Gerald Caesar (Ensemble), John Clay III as Anthony Justin “AJ” James, Chuck Cooper as Headmaster Marrow, Caleb Eberhardt as David Heard, Marcus Gladney (Ensemble), J. Quinton Johnson as Bobby Marrow, Austin Pendleton as Mr. Pendleton, and Jeremy Pope as Pharus Jonathan Young.
Choir Boy is directed by Trip Cullman with choreography by Camille A. Brown. Read reviews for the Broadway production below.
Choir Boy’s creative team includes Jason Michael Webb (music direction, arrangements, and original music), David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), Cookie Jordan (hair and make-up design), and Thomas Schall (fight director).