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Directed by Leonard Foglia, the limited run will officially open Oct. 13 and play through through Jan. 10, 2016. The Gin Game marks the Broadway stage reunion of Earl Jones and Tyson for the first time since 1966, when they appeared in A Hand Is On The Gate. They also starred in the long-running Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet’s The Blacks.
The two will star as Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, who meet on the porch of their nursing home and strike up a friendship sparked by playing gin rummy. The game, which involves a sharing of stories from their pasts, becomes increasingly competitive and challenging.
Tyson is a Tony Award winner (The Trip to Bountiful), a three-time Emmy Award winner (“The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”) and an Oscar nominee ("Sounder"). Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner (Fences, The Great White Hope), three-time Emmy Award winner (“Heat Wave,” “Gabriel’s Fire,” “Summer’s End”) and the recipient of a Grammy Award and an Honorary Oscar.
The Gin Game revival will feature set and costume design by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer and sound design by David Van Tieghem. It is being produced by OSTAR Productions. The Golden Theatre is located at 252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. For more information visit TheGinGameBroadway.