Athol Fugard's Master Harold...and the boys Returns to Broadway, May 6

News   Athol Fugard's Master Harold...and the boys Returns to Broadway, May 6
The Roundabout Theatre Company's new staging of Athol Fugard's South African drama Master Harold...and the boys begins performances at Broadway's Royale Theatre, May 6. The production will officially open June 1 for a limited engagement through July 13.

Set in 1950's apartheid-stricken South Africa, Master Harold follows a 17-year old white boy and the two middle-aged black men who are his servants at the tea room owned by the parents.

Lonny Price (Urban Cowboy, A Class Act) directs the revival starring Michael Boatman, Christopher Denham and Danny Glover. The design team includes John Lee Beatty (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Brian Ronan (sound).

The play had its Broadway debut May 4, 1982, starring Price as the title character with Zakes Mokae and Danny Glover as the servants. This time around, Glover will play the older servant Sam, Boatman takes on the younger servant Willie, newcomer Denham will play the title character Hally and Price will direct the work.

Glover has appeared in such film as "Places in the Heart," "Witness," "The Color Purple," "The Lethal Weapon" series, "Angels in the Outfield" and "Beloved." Glover also starred to in the film version of Athol Fugard's play Boesman and Lena, opposite Angela Bassett.

Boatman is best known for his simultaneous turns on television's "Spin City" and HBO's "Arli$$." His theater credits include The Glass Menagerie in San Francisco and Tiny Mommy at Playwright's Horizons. Denham makes his New York debut in Master Harold. He has authored six plays including In Film, Rapist James, The Last Penitente, and The Haven Trilogy as well as two novels, "The Bellringers" and "At the Spike."

Price also directed this season's new musical Urban Cowboy. Other directorial credits include Visiting Mr. Green, Grown Ups, The Rothschilds, Juno and the Ed Kleban musical A Class Act, which he also co-wrote. As an actor, he appeared in A Class Act, Merrily We Roll Along, Burn This, and as the hotel owner's nerdy grandson in the film "Dirty Dancing."

For tickets to Master Harold...and the boys at the Royale, 242 West 45 St., call (212) 239-6200 or click here.

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