Joe Turner's Come and Gone Discussion Offered at Vivian Beaumont May 28
28 May 2009
Cast members from the Tony-nominated revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone will head to the Vivian Beaumont Theater May 28 to discuss the work as part of the Lincoln Center Platform Series.
Held in the lobby of the Beaumont at 5:30 PM, the free discussion features Tony-nominated actor Roger Robinson, Chad L. Coleman, Ernie Hudson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Vivian Beaumont Theatre is located at 150 West 65th Street.
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").
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.