Booth Box Office Now Open for Thurgood

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The Booth Theatre box office opened March 24 for walkup sales for Thurgood, the new solo-actor play about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall starring Tony Award-winner Laurence Fishburne.
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne

Ostar Productions in association with Westport Country Playhouse presents the drama by George Stevens, Jr., directed by Leonard Foglia (Master Class, On Golden Pond).

Previews at the Booth ( 222 W. 45th St) begin April 12 toward an April 30 opening. The limited run plays to July 20.

Thurgood, according to the producers, "is the remarkable and triumphant story of Thurgood Marshall, who rose from a childhood in the backstreets of Baltimore to the Supreme Court of the United States. Along the way, Mr. Marshall overcame many adversities but through them all, remained focused and positive to maintain the great country he wanted to serve. And did. Thurgood brings to the stage the words, the wit, the tenacity and the wisdom of one of America's greatest heroes."

In 1992, Fishburne was awarded a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critic's Circle Award, and a Theater World Award for his work on Broadway as Sterling Johnson in August Wilson's Two Trains Running. He won an Emmy Award for his appearance on "Tribeca." He was also Emmy-nominated for the TV film "Miss Evers' Boys."

In 1999 he also appeared at the Roundabout Theater Company's Broadway staging of The Lion in Winter, playing Henry II. Fishburne is an actor, producer and director. In 2006, he starred in the motion picture "Akeelah & the Bee," which he produced through his Cinema Gypsy production banner. He was Academy Award-nominated as Best Actor for "What's Love Got to do With It." His credits include "Mission Impossible 3," "Bobby," "The Matrix: Reloaded," "The Matrix: Revolutions," "The Matrix," "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "Boyz in the Hood," among others.

On stage in 2006, Fishburne portrayed an inspirational teacher in the new drama Without Walls by Alfred Uhry, directed by Christopher Ashley, at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He then starred opposite Angela Bassett at The Pasadena Playhouse in August Wilson's Fences.

Fishburne made his directorial film debut with "Once in the Life" (which he also wrote, produced and starred in). His screenplay is based on his 1994 one-act play, Riff Raff.

Thurgood tickets are $70 and $95.

For information and tickets go to (212) 239-6200.

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