Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks, Sheria Irving, Gabriel Ebert, More Celebrate Opening Night of Sally & Tom at The Public Theater | Playbill

Opening Night Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks, Sheria Irving, Gabriel Ebert, More Celebrate Opening Night of Sally & Tom at The Public Theater

The Off-Broadway premiere officially opened April 16.

Suzan-Lori Parks, Steve H. Broadnax III, Oskar Eustis, and company of Sally & Tom Andres Otero

The New York premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' Sally & Tom officially opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater April 16, after beginning previews March 28. The extended run will continue through May 12 in the company's Martinson Hall. Read the reviews here, and see the cast and creatives celebrate opening night in the gallery below. 

Sheria Irving and Gabriel Ebert (Matilda) lead the cast as Luce/Sally and Mike/Tom, respectively, sharing the stage with Sun Mee Chomet as Scout/Polly, Leland Fowler as Devon/Nathan, Kristolyn Lloyd as Maggie/Mary, Alano Miller as Kwame/James, Kate Nowlin as Ginger/Patsy, and Daniel Petzold as Geoff/Cooper/Colonel Carey/Mr. Tobias. Chomet, Nowlin, and Petzold are reprising their performances from the work's 2022 world premiere at The Guthrie.

Photos: Sally and Tom Opening Night at The Public Theater

Understudies Peter McNally, Myxolydia Tyler, and Khiry Walker round out the company.

The new work finds founding father Thomas Jefferson returning to his Monticello plantation home as his relationship with Sally Hemings, sister of his enslaved valet and chef, begins to unfold. Parks has set the story inside a modern theatrical framing device that allows exploration into the parallels between 1790 and today.

Steve H. Broadnax III is directing the production, which features scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Rodrigo Muñoz, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, original music by Parks and Schreier, fight and intimacy direction by Kesley Rainwater and Michael Rossmy, choreography by Edgar Godineaux, hair, wig, and make-up design by J. Jared Janas and Cassie Williams, and dramaturgy by Jesse Cameron Alick. Norman Anthony Small serves as production stage manager with Jessica R. Aguilar as stage manager.


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