Tarell Alvin McCraney’s music-filled play Choir Boy, 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.
Choir Boy, directed by Trip Cullman, begins previews on Broadway at the MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre December 12, before its official opening January 8. Watch the cast—including John Clay III, J. Quinton Johnson, Caleb Eberhardt, Jeremy Pope and Nicholas L. Ashe—perform 'I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray', one of the songs featured in the play.
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.