The new Broadway drama Thoughts of A Colored Man got a new date! The show directed by Keenan Scott II and Steve Brodnax III will officially open at the John Golden Theater on Broadway on Wednesday, October 13th. The show was originally scheduled to open on Sunday, October 31.
Thoughts of A Colored Man
The sun rises one day in the pulsating center of Brooklyn. Seven black men are about to discover something extraordinary together. “Minds of Colored People” combines spoken language, poetry, rhythm, and humor into a bold and universal New drama. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of black, proud, and thriving in the 21st century. Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, is the creator of the show.
This dramatic mosaic shines a bright light on these people. This is a close brotherhood, showing their most triumphant selves. Their vibrant and fragile experiences and feelings extend far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their communities. They reveal the deep hopes, joys, sorrows, fears, and dreams of all people. The idea of a person of color occurred in a day at the Brooklyn Pulse Center. There, the hope, sadness, fear, and joy of the seven men went far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts in their neighborhoods. The play weaves spoken language, poetry, and rhythm into a mosaic of the inner life of black people. It made its world premiere on the Syracuse Stage in the fall of 2019. After that Thoughts of A Colored Man was performed on the Baltimore Center Stage later that year.
The cast for the new date of Thoughts of A Colored Man includes Dyllón Burnside, Bryan Terrell Clark, Da’Vinchi, Grammy nominee Luke James, Tony nominee Forrest McClendon, Tristan “Mack” Wilds, and Esau Pritchett.
Thoughts of a Colored Man began preview performances on October 1. The ensemble cast features Dyllón Burnside (FX’s Pose), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Da’Vinchi (Showtime’s upcoming Black Mafia Family), Grammy Award nominee Luke James (Showtime’s The Chi), Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys), Grammy Award nominee Tristan “Mack” Wilds (HBO’s The Wire), and Esau Pritchett (Prodigal Son). The understudies for the production are Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner.
Credits featured image: Mademoiselle Sabina, Wikimedia Commons
Credits: broadway.com; broadwaydirect.com