‘Topdog/Underdog’ Returning To Broadway With Corey Hawkins & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize, will return to Broadway this autumn in a 20th anniversary production directed by Kenny Leon and starring In the HeightsCorey Hawkins and Watchmen‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

The strictly restricted 16-week engagement will open previews on Tuesday, September 27, at Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. The production officially will delivery on Thursday, October 20.

Tickets are plan to head on sale Monday, June 20, Juneteenth National Independence Day.

The production is being produced by David Stone, LaChanze, Rashad V. Chambers, Marc Platt, Debra Martin Walk, and the Shubert Group.

Hawkins and Abdul-Mateen II will play brothers Lincoln and Booth, respectively, in Parks’ “darkly humorous yarn of brotherly love and household identity.” Topdog/Underdog tells the parable of the 2 brothers Lincoln and Booth — named as a shaggy dog myth by their father — who are shy by the previous and their obsession with three-card monte, the avenue con game.

“I’m so blessed that Topdog is support on Broadway,” said Parks in a assertion. “What a beautiful opportunity to allotment this work with new audiences. And, wow, what number of writers get to be here for a Broadway revival of their work? I’m grateful and satisfied. And doing the describe with Kenny, Yahya and Corey — that’s icing on the gravy, limited one!”

The production will characteristic scenic assemble by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume assemble by Dede Ayite, lights assemble by Allen Lee Hughes and sound assemble by Justin Ellington.

Parks is the most well-known Murky woman to rob the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In 2018, Topdog/Underdog used to be named “The Ideal American Play of the Previous 25 Years” by The Recent York Cases.

Hawkins, a Tony nominee for his 2017 efficiency in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation, made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in David Leveaux’s revival of Romeo and Juliet reverse Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. He currently portrayed Macduff in Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, reverse Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, and Brendan Gleeson, and additionally starred as Benny in Jon M. Chu’s characteristic film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights. A amount of film credits encompass Straight Outta Compton, 6 Underground, Georgetown and BlacKkKlansman.

Abdul-Mateen is handiest known for his Emmy-winning efficiency as Cal Abar/Dr. The huge apple in HBO’s Watchmen. He currently starred in Michael Bay‘s Ambulance, reverse Jake Gyllenhaal; The Matrix Resurrections; and Candyman. Subsequent up he’ll be reprising his function as Murky Manta in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

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