Jackson's Broke-ology Makes New York Premiere at LCT's Newhouse Sept. 10

News   Jackson's Broke-ology Makes New York Premiere at LCT's Newhouse Sept. 10
The King family comes to life in Nathan Louis Jackson's Broke-ology, which begins performances Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater Sept. 10.
Broke-ology star Wendell Pierce
Broke-ology star Wendell Pierce

Tony-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights, The Wiz) again directs the work that received acclaim during its Williamstown Theatre Festival premiere in 2008. The Lincoln Center Theater production officially opens Oct. 5 and is currently scheduled through Nov. 22. The four-member cast comprises Francois Battiste (The Good Negro, Prelude to a Kiss), Crystal A. Dickinson (The First Breeze of Summer), Alano Miller (In the Red and Brown Water) and Wendell Pierce (Serious Money, "The Wire"). Both Battiste and Pierce appeared in the production at Williamstown.

Also returning for the LCT engagement are Williamstown creative team members Donyale Werle (set design), Emily Rebholz (costume design) and Jill DuBoff (sound design). Newly added is lighting designer Jason Lyons.

According to LCT press notes, Broke-ology "is the story of the King family who have weathered the hardships of life and survived with their love for each other intact. But when two brothers (Battiste and Miller) are called home to take care of their ailing father (Pierce), one of them must choose to follow the life he dreams of or honor the unspoken promise of loyalty to his family."

Juilliard School graduate Nathan Louis Jackson makes his New York debut with Broke-ology. He is the recipient of two Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Awards, the Mark Twain Playwrighting Award and the Kennedy Center's Gold Medallion. He has previously presented his work in The Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting intensive and the William Inge 24 Hour Play Festival.

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