The line-up for the upcoming New Group production is now complete Black no longer with the legendary rapper Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter. Lillias White and Brandon Victor Dixon were added to the musical, which was inspired by George S. Schuyler’s 1931 novel. This isn’t the first time the Philadelphia rapper has shown his acting skills. Trotter was featured on the TV series The duchy and has appeared in the films Brown sugar, Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, Brooklyn Babylon, The night catches us and the James Brown biopic Rise.
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The musical will be performed at The Pershing Square Signature Center from January 11 to February 27, 2022. The opening evening is scheduled for February 8th.
Directed by Scott Elliott and choreographed by Tony winner Bill T. Jones, the production Trotter of The Roots – who also composed the show – will co-star with Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton, Power), Tony winner Lillias White (Chicago, The Life) show. , Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal), Tamika Lawrence (If / Then), Theo Stockman (American Psycho), Tracy Shayne (Bronx Bombers), Ephraim Sykes (Ain’t Too Proud, Hamilton) and Tony-winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago , Boys and dolls).
The musical tells the story of Max Disher (Dixon).
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