Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Porgy and Bess, Hair) 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. Performances will run Feb. 4-March 16 in Cambridge, MA.
In addition to Matthews, Hunton, Lloyd and Davis, the cast will include Michael Luwoye, Nicolette Robinson, Adeola Role, Jamar Williams, Melody Betts, Rodrick Covington, Kevin Curtis, LaTrisa Harper, Aisha Jackson and Jamard Richardson.
Here's how A.R.T. characterizes the musical: "When Griffin, a young man from New York City volunteers for a project in Uganda, he finds himself on a journey that will change his life forever. Inspired by a true story, this rousing new musical exposes the challenges confronted by American aid workers around the world and explores the question: 'Is changing the world possible?'"
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 will choreograph. Remy Kurs is musical director.