James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Star in Broadway Revival of The Gin Game

News   James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Star in Broadway Revival of The Gin Game
Tony Award winners James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson will co-star in a Broadway revival of D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game, which will begin previews Sept. 21 at the Golden Theatre.

Directed by Leonard Foglia, the production will officially open Oct. 13.

Tyson and Jones will be sharing a Broadway stage for the first time since 1966, when they appeared in A Hand Is On The Gate at the Longacre Theatre. They also starred in the long-running Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet’s The Blacks.

James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones

Tyson is a Tony Award winner (The Trip to Bountiful), a three-time Emmy Award winner (“The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”) and an Oscar nominee ("Sounder"). Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner (Fences, The Great White Hope), three-time Emmy Award winner (“Heat Wave,” “Gabriel’s Fire,” “Summer’s End”) and the recipient of a Grammy Award and an Honorary Oscar.

Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The Broadway revival will be produced by OSTAR Productions. The complete creative team will be announced at a later date.

The Golden Theatre is located at 252 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

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