As previously announced, Tony winner Kenny Leon will direct the drama, which will begin previews at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre/Todd Haimes Theatre May 17, 2024. Opening night is set for June 5 for the limited engagement, which is scheduled to run through July 28.
A selection of Roundabout’s Refocus Project, the coming-of-age story was originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1979 and transferred to Broadway the following year. The play follows Cephus Miles, a Black southern farmer who is jailed for his opposition to the Vietnam war, then moves north, only to find even more difficulties away from his North Carolina home.
Casting announcements are still to come.