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:
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.