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BET Breakout show “Boomerang”. The television series acts as a sequel to the 1992 film of the same name which starred Halle Barry and Eddie Murphy. The new series picks up roughly 25 years later with Tetona Jackson playing the character of Simone as she tries to step out of her parents’ shadows and make a legacy of herown. Her parents are played by Halle Barry and Eddie Murphy respectively in the film. The series will follow a group of childhood friends as adults who are looking to make their own mark as marketing professionals, while navigating their feelings for each other.





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Choir Boy Written by Academy Award Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) Directed by Trip Cullman Following Its American Premiere at MTC Opening Night is January 8, 2019 Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad) opens Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews began December 12, 2018. The cast features Nicholas L. Ashe (Junior Blake), Daniel Bellomy (Ensemble), Jonathan Burke (Ensemble), Gerald Caesar (Ensemble), John Clay III (Anthony Justin “AJ” James), Chuck Cooper (Headmaster Marrow), Caleb Eberhardt (David Heard), Marcus Gladney (Ensemble), J. Quinton Johnson (Bobby Marrow), Austin Pendleton (Mr. Pendleton) and Jeremy Pope (Pharus Jonathan Young). Choir Boy’s creative team includes Jason Michael Webb (music direction, arrangements & original music), David Zinn (scenic & costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Fitz Patton (original music & sound design), Cookie Jordan (hair & make-up design), Thomas Schall (fight director) and Camille A. Brown (choreography). Choir Boy marks Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Broadway debut as well as the second production that transfers to Broadway following a premiere at MTC’s The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series, where it debuted in the summer of 2013 to rave reviews and sold-out audiences, extending twice during its run. For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? On its American debut at MTC’s Studio Stage II, The New York Times called the play “vivid, magnetic and moving,” and The New York Post hailed it as “bracing and provocative.” Now, we’re thrilled to bring this soaring music-filled work to Broadway. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. Directing is Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad). Support for Choir Boy is provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Choir Boy was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club with support from Time Warner Inc. Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living by Martyna Majok Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes August Wilson’s Jitney and The Piano Lesson Heisenberg by Simon Stephens The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton Fool For Love by Sam Shepard Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg Wit by Margaret Edson Venus in Fur by David Ives Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies Ruined by Lynn Nottage Proof by David Auburn The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com. TICKETING INFORMATION Tickets for Choir Boy are available at Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or by visiting The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office at 261 West 47th Street. Joining MTC’s season of plays is easy! Just visit manhattantheatreclub.com/join, or call the MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050. For more information and to sign up for MTC’s “30 under 35” program for theatregoers age 35 and under visit https://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/season-tickets/30-under-35/.




We always like to feature something about the Theatre so while you enjoy the performance. Here's something on the Theatre. Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living by Martyna Majok Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes August Wilson’s Jitney and The Piano Lesson Heisenberg by Simon Stephens The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton Fool For Love by Sam Shepard Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg Wit by Margaret Edson Venus in Fur by David Ives Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies Ruined by Lynn Nottage Proof by David Auburn The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.