Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy is set to begin performances at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre December 12 ahead of a January 10 opening night. The Manhattan Theatre Company production, starring Jeremy Pope, is directed by Trip Cullman.
Flip through photos of the press day below:
Photos: Broadway's Choir Boy Meets the Press
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.
McCraney’s plays include Head of Passes (produced at the Public Theater Off-Broadway), Wig-Out (produced at the Vineyard Theatre), and In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, which inspired the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight, for which McCraney won an Oscar for the screenplay. The playwright and screenwriter is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant and is currently the chair of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama.