Racial Mix Comedy White Chocolate Delays Start Off-Broadway to Sept. 26

News   Racial Mix Comedy White Chocolate Delays Start Off-Broadway to Sept. 26
The upcoming world premiere of William Hamilton's play White Chocolate has bumped its first preview to Sept. 26 at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. The Oct. 6 opening remains.

The delay is to allow adequate rehearsal time for the recent addition of actress Julie Halston who replaces the role previously held by Nora Dunn. The first performance will be a Sept. 26 matinee at 3 PM.

Halston recently appeared on Broadway in the revivals of Twentieth Century and Gypsy. The character actress has also appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revivals of The Women and The Man Who Came to Dinner as well as Off-Broadway in The Butter and Egg Man.

Reg E. Cathey and Lynn Whitfield star in White Chocolate as Brandon and Deborah Beale, a married and affluent couple living on New York City's Upper West Side who wake up black. The couple prepare for the announcement of the husband's appointment as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art while their daughter returns home to announce her engagement to her Chinese-American boyfriend.

The Culture Project and Allan Buchman in association with Nile Rogers We are Family Foundation present the work that also stars Erik Laray Harvey (The Exonerated, Where's My Money), Paul H. Juhn (wAve, Destination America) and Samantha Soule (Dinner at Eight, Valhalla).

Playwright Hamilton has written for The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine and The New York Times Sunday Magazine and Gourmet in addition to his cartoonist and writer duties at the New Yorker. The design team for White Chocolate includes James Noone (set), David Weiner (lighting) and David Zinn (costume).

Tickets to White Chocolate, at the Century Center for the Performing Arts, 111 East 15 Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information on The Culture Project, visit the website at http://www.45bleecker.com.

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