By Adam Hetrick
21 May 2009
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher directs the first Broadway revival of late playwright August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, which began previews March 19 and officially opened at the Belasco Theatre on April 16.
The production received six 2009 Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival and the fourth Best Direction nomination for Sher. The accomplished stage director has received Tony nominations for each of his Broadway projects and won the honor for his 2008 revival of South Pacific.
Joe Turner, according to Lincoln Center, "tells the story of Herald Loomis who, after serving seven years hard labor, has journeyed North with his young daughter and arrives at a Pittsburgh boarding house filled with memorable characters who aid him in his search for his inner freedom."
The cast also features Marsha Stephanie Blake (The Crucible), Michael Cummings (Emancipation), Aunjanue Ellis (The Tempest), Danai Gurira (In the Continuum), Andre Holland (Wig Out), Arliss Howard (A Number) and Amari Rose Leigh ("Law and Order").
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