Dutchman, Starring Dulé Hill, Extends Two Weeks to Feb. 24

News   Dutchman, Starring Dulé Hill, Extends Two Weeks to Feb. 24
The Cherry Lane Theatre's revival of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman, starring Dulé Hill and Jennifer Mudge, has been extended two weeks to Feb. 24 due to positive audience response.

The play, directed by Bill Duke, began previews Jan. 16 and was originally set to close on Feb. 10.

Baraka won an Obie Award for the play, which he wrote under the name LeRoi Jones and which went up originally at the Cherry Lane in 1964. In the play, according to a release, "a white woman seduces a naïve, bourgeois black man on the train with terrifying results."

Hill, a veteran of TV's "The West Wing," is the star of the current USA Network show "Psych" and has appeared in the films "Holes," "She's All That" and "Edmond." He has also appeared on Broadway in Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, The Tap Dance Kid and Black and Blue, and his regional credits include Shenandoah (Paper Mill Playhouse) and The Little Rascals (Goodspeed).

Mudge's credits include Reckless on Broadway with Manhattan Theatre Club, The Stendhal Syndrome with Primary Stages and The Pavilion with Rattlestick.

Baraka is also a poet, a novelist, an Air Force veteran and an academic who taught in the Department of African Studies at SUNY-Stony Brook from 1980 until his retirement in 1999. Duke has directed such films as "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" as well as episodes of TV's "Hill Street Blues." He also appeared in the films "Predator" and "X-Men: The Last Stand."

Cherry Lane is located at 38 Commerce Street off Seventh Avenue. For tickets call (212) 989-2020, ext. 21. For more information visit www.cherrylanetheatre.org.

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