The Manhattan Theater Club’s Skeleton Crew production will resume Broadway previews on January 11. The show went through a lot of setbacks but is finally ready to return on stage.

Reschedules, reschedules…

The show, written by Dominique Morisseau, originally scheduled to open on January 12, then rescheduled to January 22 following the initial pandemic delay, will now celebrate its official opening on January 27. Now, at long last, Skeleton Crew returns on January 11!


The creative team includes set designer Michael Carnahan (Lackawanna Blues), costume designer Emilio Sosa (The Gershwins, Porgy and Bess), lighting designer Rui Rita (The Velocity of Autumn), and projection designer Nicholas Hussong (On Your Feet!). Original music and sound design is by Rob Kaplowitz, with original songs by Jimmy ‘J Keys’ Keys, and vocal foley work by Chesney Snow. Casting is by Dave Caparelliotis and Kelly Gillespie, and Kamra A. Jacobs serves as production stage manager.

Skeleton Crew

The play, the third in Morisseau’s Detroit Cycle, tells the story of a tight-knit family of workers at a small auto factory facing foreclosure. It stars 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!). Tony winner Ruben-Santiago Hudson directs the work.

Morisot has a Tony nomination for Not Too Proud, the creature musical currently running at the Empire Theater on Broadway through January 16.

Skeleton Crew, the story collection

Skeleton Crew is a collection of short stories by American author Stephen King, published by Putnam in June 1985. Scream/Press published a limited edition of one thousand copies in October 1985, with illustrations by JK Potter. It contains another short story, “The Becca Paulson Revelation”. It originally appeared in Rolling Stone magazine ( July 19-August 2, 1984), which was later incorporated into Kim’s 1987 novel “Tominok”. The original title of the book was “Night Walk”.


Credits featured image: Peter K Burian, Wikimedia Commons


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