By Adam Hetrick
12 Feb 2014
Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Porgy and Bess, Hair), who is the artistic director of A.R.T., has been developing the musical for the past several years. Witness Uganda is based on the real experiences of its authors Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews. It runs through March 16 in Cambridge, MA.
Witness Uganda was recently named the recipient of the 2014 Richard Rodgers Production Award for Musical Theater.
In addition to Matthews, Hunton, Lloyd and Davis, the cast includes Michael Luwoye, Nicolette Robinson, Adeola Role, Jamar Williams, Melody Betts, Rodrick Covington, Kevin Curtis, LaTrisa Harper, Aisha Jackson and Jamard Richardson.
The Witness Uganda creative team includes set designer Tom Pye, costume designer ESosa, lighting designer Maruti Evans, sound designer Jonathan Deans and video designer Peter Nigrini. Darrell Grand Moultrie is choreographer. Remy Kurs is musical director.
Visit AmericanRepertoryTheater. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.