Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; Jelly’s Last Jam; Radio Golf; “All My Children”), who is currently starring in the world premiere of Milk at La Jolla Playhouse, is replacing Davis, who has withdrawn from the New York production due to a filming commitment.
Directed by Rebecca Taichman, the drama will officially open Off-Broadway Nov. 1 at 7 PM. Performances will continue through Nov. 20.
The New York production now features the entire original world-premiere cast, including the previously announced Cherise Boothe, two-time Audelco Award nominee Angela Lewis, Nikiya Mathis, LeRoy McClain, J. Mallory-McCreeand Adrienne C. Moore.
"With potential for more but nowhere to put it," according to Playwrights Horizons, "sixteen-year-old Annie’s (Angela Lewis) got a choice: honor the pregnancy pact she made with her friends, or find the path to a brighter future. Milk Like Sugar is a searing, sharply observant new play that finds savage humor and gritty poetry in one inner-city girl’s struggle to carve out a life beyond the only one she knows."
The upcoming production will feature scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Justin Townsend and sound design by Andre Pluess. Production stage manager is Kyle Gates.
Show times will be Tuesdays-Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM and 7 PM.
Tickets, $55, may be purchased online via www.TicketCentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200 (noon-8 PM daily), or in person at the Ticket Central Box Office, 416 West 42nd Street (between Ninth & Tenth Avenues).