The Great MacDaddy Will Return to New York Stage in November

News   The Great MacDaddy Will Return to New York Stage in November
 
Korner Theatrical in association with the Negro Ensemble Company will present Paul Carter Harrison’s award-winning 1974 musical The Great MacDaddy beginning Nov. 10 at Manhattan's 777 Theater.

Directed by Alfred Preisser, the production will officially open Nov. 15 at 8 PM.

The cast will be led by J. Kyle Manzay as The Great MacDaddy and Khalil Kain as Scag with original cast member Charles Weldon; additional company members will be announced at a later time.

"This classic tale, an African-American Odyssey," press notes state, "takes audiences on an episodic 10-decade journey across 20th century America. It tells the story of The Great MacDaddy, a prohibition era hustler/bootlegger in search of his lost friend Wine, who holds the mysteries of the race."

The Great MacDaddy was originally staged in a 1974 Negro Ensemble Company production that featured the late Al Freeman, Jr. as well as Phylicia Rashad, Cleavon Little and Hattie Winston.

777 Theater is located at 777 8th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets. For tickets, priced $25-$45, visit Telecharge.com. For more information go to www.thegreatmacdaddy.com.

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