Choir Boy

The Broadway premiere of Choir Boy begins previews Thursday, December 27, 2018, opening Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Contact: Chris Boneau / Amy Kass / Melissa Cohen / Michelle Farabaugh

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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 Trip Cullman (Murder Ballad).

Choir Boy was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club.

Original MTC cast members Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton, and Jeremy Pope will lead Choir Boy on Broadway. Additional casting, creative team, and other listings information will be announced at a later date.