Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy Shifts Start Date on Broadway

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The Manhattan Theatre Club production will begin previews December 12 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
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Tarell Alvin McCraney Jean-Marc Giboux

The Broadway premiere of Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play Choir Boy will now begin previews a day later, on December 12 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The Manhattan Theatre Club production was originally scheduled to begin December 27 before moving its start date to December 11.

Choir Boy, directed by Trip Cullman, will officially open on Broadway January 8, 2019. Tickets are now on sale.

The music-filled play, which debuted to critical acclaim Off-Broadway in 2013, follows the hopes and dreams of the young singers at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men.

The cast, as previously announced, is made up of 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.

Ashe, Cooper, Pendleton, and Pope are all returning to the play following the 2013 Off-Broadway production at MTC’s The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series. Watch highlights from that production below.

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