The casting of Skeleton Crew and its upcoming Broadway debut has been completed. The play is written by Dominique Morisseau. And it’s directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Skeleton Crew on Broadway
Previews will begin on December 21. It will officially open on December 21 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater in the Manhattan Theater Club. Broadway alumnus Joshua Boone completed the entire company with previously announced Chanté Adams, Brandon J. Dirden, Adesola Osakalumi, and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad.
Boone appeared in Holler If Ya Hear Me and Network on Broadway. The story of Skeleton Crew is set in Detroit in 2008. Where a small car factory is on the verge of foreclosure, and a close-knit worker family hangs in the balance. Uncertainty is everywhere, the line between blue-collar and white-collar has become blurred. This working family must consider their personal loyalty, survival instinct, and ultimate hope for humanity.
Adesola Osakalumi will be Skeleton Crew’s choreograph. Set design will be by Michael Carnahan, original music by J. Keys. costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Rui Rita, original music and sound design by Rob Kaplowitz, projection design by Nicholas Hussong,
Boone’s previous Broadway works include Network and Holler If Ya Hear Me. He joined the previously reported cast led by Tony Award winners Felicia Rashad and Chanté Adams, Brandon J. Deden, and Adesola Osakalumi. Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson is currently starring in his own show Lackawanna Blues at the Manhattan Theatre Club until November 12th.
Tony’s nominated costume designer Sousa koins the team. Vocal foley artist Snow, and the key to original music and lyrics. Other creative team members include Michael Carnahan in charge of set design, Rui Rita in charge of lighting design, Rob Kaplowitz in charge of original music and sound design, Nicholas Hussong in charge of projection design, and production stage manager Kamra A. Jacobs.
Credits: Playbill.com; broadway.com
Credits featured image: Andreas Praefcke, Wikimedia Commons