Robinson, Blake, Coleman and Holland to Star in Joe Turner's Come and Gone Revival

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11 Feb 2009

Chad L. Coleman
Chad L. Coleman

Casting and creative duties have been announced for Lincoln Center Theater's revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, which begins performances on Broadway March 19.

Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sherr will direct a cast that includes Tony nominee Roger Robinson (Seven Guitars), Marsha Stephanie Blake (The Crucible), Chad L. Coleman (Two Trains Running), Michael Cummings (Emancipation), Aunjanue Ellis (The Tempest), Danai Gurira (In the Continuum), Andre Holland (Wig Out), Arliss Howard (A Number), Ernie Hudson (The Great White Hope), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (For Colored Girls…) and Amari Rose Leigh ("Law and Order").

Joe Turner's Come and Gone officially opens at the Belasco Theatre April 16.

Wilson's 1911-set play, according to press notes, "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 Herald Loomis in his search for his inner freedom."

The production will have will have set design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Leon Rothenberg and Scott Lehrer.

Tickets for Joe Turner's Come and Gone begin sale March 1. Performances run Tuesday through Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

For further information visit LCT. The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street.