PHOTO CALL: John Guare's A Free Man of Color, With Jeffrey Wright, on Broadway

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04 Nov 2010

Tony winner Jeffrey Wright stars in world premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright John Guare's globe-spanning work A Free Man of Color, which plays the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

According to LCT, "A Free Man of Color is a freewheeling epic set in 1801 New Orleans. Jacques Cornet, the title character, is a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city. Jacques thinks all is well in his paradise until history intervenes, setting off a chain of events which no one, much less this free man of color, realizes is about to splinter the world."

Here is a first look at the show:


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Veanne Cox and Jeffrey Wright
Photo by T. Charles Erickson



Wright (Angels in America, Topdog/Underdog) leads a cast that also features John McMartin (Follies, Grey Gardens, Show Boat), Veanne Cox ( La Cage aux Folles; Caroline, or Change), mos (Topdog/Underdog), Reg Rogers (The Royal Family), Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood"), Peter Bartlett (The New Century), Nicole Beharie (Father Comes Home from the War), Arnie Burton (39 Steps), Rosal Colon, Sara Gettelfinger (Grey Gardens), Joseph Marcell, Nick Mennell, Teyonnah Parris, Brian Reddy (Finian's Rainbow), Triney Sandoval (Frost/Nixon), Robert Stanton (The Coast of Utopia), Wendy Rich Stetson (In the Next Room…), David Emerson Toney (Juan Darien), Justina Machado ("Six Feet Under"), Yao Ababio, Derric Harris, Esau Pritchett, Jerome Stigler and Senfaub Stoney. George C. Wolfe directs.

 

For tickets visit the Vivian Beaumont box office (150 West 65th Street), Telecharge or LCT.