The Broadway premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son ends its limited engagement at the Booth Theatre January 27. Leading the cast, under the direction of Kenny Leon, are Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale; they are joined by Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee.
All four will reprise their performances in an upcoming adaptation from Netflix, which Washington has described as a play-movie hybrid. Production is expected to begin in February.
The play, which premiered at Barrington Stage Company in 2016, is set in a Miami police station in the middle of the night as a separated, interracial couple reunites and grapples with the disappearance of their teenage son.
The production features sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald.
Washington also serves as a producer alongside Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, Will Trice, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gabrielle Union-Wade, Dwyane Wade, Steve Stoute, and Nnamdi Asomugha.