The Manhattan Theater Club will be hosting a special Detroit night on February 4 to celebrate the Motor City — home of the series Skeleton Crew and playwright Dominique Morisseau. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and New York City Mayor Eric Adams will attend the evening show. They will honor the people, culture of the city.
Skeleton Crew and the Detroit night
Other special guests at the February 4 performance will include Adrian Bailey, Courtney Burkett, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Eric Dyson, Dhani Jones, Woodie King Jr., Ka’ramuu Kush, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jessica Care Moore, Jeffrey Nzoma, Ebow Ivory Vroom, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Jamon Jordan, Joel Fluent Greene, Jazzie Belle, Mama Sol, and more.
In addition to Skeleton Crew and its Detroit Night, the show will feature events throughout the week focusing on Morisseau and her work. On February 6, the Black Theatre Network will feature a panel discussion with Morisseau and Dr. Michael Eric Dyson and playwright Michael Dinwiddie. “Black Theater: Radical Longevity” will air at 5 p.m. ET. Click here to register. Harlem Art Institute will present “Morisseau Moment,” February 7 at 6 p.m. ET, showcasing highlights from the playwright’s three New York City performances this season. Morisseau will also be honored by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.
On February 9 at 7 p.m. ET, Morisseau will join Skeleton Crew director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and composer Jimmy Keys aka J. Keys for the streaming talk “Harlem Stage and MTC’s Beyond Stage: Uptown Present: An Evening with Dominic Morisot’s Skeleton Crew”. The presentation will be moderated by Carl Hancock Rux of Harlem Stage.
Skeleton Crew is the third of Morisseau’s Detroit Cycle. It tells the story of a tight-knit family of workers at a small auto factory facing foreclosure. The cast features Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (Gem of the Ocean, A Rasin in the Sun), Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney), Chanté Adams in her Broadway debut, Joshua Boone (Network), and dancer-choreographer Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!).
Credits featured image: Stephanie Lawton, Flickr
Credits: broadway.com; Playbill.com