TV's Michael Boatman and New Master Harold Begin on Broadway May 6

News   TV's Michael Boatman and New Master Harold Begin on Broadway May 6
Michael Boatman and Christopher Denham will join the previously announced Danny Glover in the Roundabout Theatre Company's new staging of Athol Fugard's South African drama Master Harold...and the boys.

The production will begin at Broadway's Booth Theatre May 6 and officially open May 29.

Lonny Price (Urban Cowboy, A Class Act) directs the revival. The design team includes John Lee Beatty (sets), Susan Hilferty (costumes) and Peter Kaczorowski (lights).

Set in 1950's apartheid-stricken South Africa, Master Harold follows a 17-year-old white boy and the two middle-aged black men who are his servants at the tea room owned by the parents.

The play had its Broadway debut May 4, 1982, starring Price as the title character, Zakes Mokae and a then largely unknown Danny Glover as the servants. This time around, Glover will now be the older servant Sam, Boatman takes on the younger servant Willie, newcomer Denham will play the title character Hally and Price will be at the helm of the work.

Glover has appeared in such film as "Places in the Heart," "Witness," "The Color Purple," "The Lethal Weapon" series, "Angels in the Outfield" and "Beloved." Glover also starred to in the film version of Athol Fugard's play Boesman and Lena, opposite Angela Bassett. Boatman is best known for his simultaneous turns on "Spin City" and HBO's "Arli$$." His theater credits include The Glass Menagerie in San Francisco and Tiny Mommy at Playwright's Horizons

Denham makes his New York debut in "Master Harold." He has authored six plays including In Film, Rapist James, The Last Penitente, and The Haven Trilogy as well as two novels, "The Bellringers" and "At the Spike."

Price is currently at work on this season's new musical Urban Cowboy. He directed and co-penned the Ed Kleban musical A Class Act, as well as helming Visiting Mr. Green, Grown Ups, The Rothschilds and Juno. As an actor, he appeared in A Class Act, Merrily We Roll Along, Burn This, and on film as the hotel owner's nerdy grandson Neil in "Dirty Dancing."

Tickets to Master Harold...and the boys will go on sale in April through (212) 239-6200.

Original <i>Master Harold</i> stars Zakes Mokae, Lonny Price and Danny Glover.
Original Master Harold stars Zakes Mokae, Lonny Price and Danny Glover.
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