Last night, Dec. 21, at the hit Broadway revival of “The Piano Lesson,” Reverend Al Sharpton surprised star Samuel L. Jackson with a cake at the curtain call for his birthday.
Check out the photos from the evening below!
August Wilson’s Piano Lessons is currently on Broadway exclusively at the Ethel Barrymore Theater until January 29, 2023.
Piano lessons are directed by Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson-Jackson. He made his directorial debut on Broadway and was the first woman to direct Broadway in August’s Wilson play, with Samuel L. Jackson as Doker as Charles and John as David as Boy. increase. Willie and Danielle Brooks as Bernice. The current cast alternates between Michael Potts as Winning Boy, Ray Fisher as Lymon, Trey Byers as Avery, April Mathis as Grace, and Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Swann as Maresa. ing.
August Wilson’s Piano Lesson, which premiered at the Yale Repertory Theater in 1987 and featured 39-year-old Samuel L. Jackson as the young Willie, is the fourth American Century Cycle play. Three years later, a new production starring Karl Gordon, Charles S. Dutton, and S. Epatha Merkerson ran at Chicago’s Goodman Theater and was soon transferred to Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theater. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Piano Lesson won the New York Theater Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the Drama Desk Award for Best Play, the Peabody Award, and the 1990 Tony Award for Best Play. was nominated for
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