The Broadway premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son concludes its limited run at the Booth Theatre January 27, but those who did not have a chance to catch the contemporary drama onstage will soon have the opportunity to do so on the small screen.
Kerry Washington, who stars as Kendra in the Kenny Leon-helmed production, announced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon January 21 that Netflix will adapt the play into a stage presentation-movie hybrid, to be filmed in February.
Washington and her three co-stars will reprise their performances for the project; joining her onstage are Steven Pasquale, Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan, and Eugene Lee. Leon will also return to direct; he also joins the producing team with Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, and Washington’s Simpson Street.
Netflix has collaborated with the Main Stem to develop original programming more and more in recent years; past titles include Oh, Hello and Springsteen on Broadway.