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The Verdict Read Reviews for Choir Boy on Broadway Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play opens January 8 in a new production from Manhattan Theatre Club, directed by Trip Cullman and choreographed by Camille A. Brown.
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Manhattan Theatre Club celebrated the official opening of the Broadway premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre January 8. The music-filled play from the Oscar-winning Moonlight writer follows the hopes and dreams of the young singers at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys.

Tarell Alvin McCraney
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The cast features Nicholas L. Ashe as Junior Blake, Daniel Bellomy (Ensemble), Jonathan Burke (Ensemble), Gerald Caesar (Ensemble), John Clay III as Anthony Justin “AJ” James, Chuck Cooper as Headmaster Marrow, Caleb Eberhardt as David Heard, Marcus Gladney (Ensemble), J. Quinton Johnson as Bobby Marrow, Austin Pendleton as Mr. Pendleton, and Jeremy Pope as Pharus Jonathan Young.

Choir Boy is directed by Trip Cullman with choreography by Camille A. Brown. Read reviews for the Broadway production below.

amNewYork (Matt Windman)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Nick Romano)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Philadelphia Inquirer (Toby Zinman)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Towleroad (Naveen Kumar)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Choir Boy’s creative team includes Jason Michael Webb (music direction, arrangements, and original music), David Zinn (scenic and costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music and sound design), Cookie Jordan (hair and make-up design), and Thomas Schall (fight director).

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