The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Lydia R. Diamond’s Toni Stone officially opened Off-Broadway June 20. April Matthis stars in the play that tells the story of Toni Stone, the first woman baseball player to go pro in the Negro Leagues, and the first woman ever to play professionally in a men's baseball league.
Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnin directs the production that runs through August 11.
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Matthis is joined onstage by an all-male ensemble made up of Eric Berryman, Harvy Blanks, Phillip James Brannon, Daniel J. Bryant, Jonathan Burke, Toney Goins, Kenn E. Head, and Ezra Knight.
Toni Stone is based on the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann.
The creative team is made up of Camille A. Brown (choreography), Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Allen Lee Hughes (lights), Dede Ayite (costumes), and Daniel Baker and Aaron Meicht (original music and sound design).