Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘Choir Boy’ heading to Broadway

By Sopan Deb
Tarell Alvin McCraney, a playwright who won an Oscar for the “Moonlight” screenplay, will make his Broadway debut with “Choir Boy.” Credit Aaron Davidson/Getty Images
NEW YORK---Tarell Alvin McCraney, the playwright who won an Oscar for “Moonlight,” will be making his Broadway debut with “Choir Boy,” set to open early next year. The play, a Manhattan Theater Club production, had previously opened Off Broadway in 2013 at City Center. The play centers on a boys’ prep school and its gospel choir, and one enterprising student’s quest to lead it. It opened to positive reviews; writing in The Times, Charles Isherwood made the Off Broadway production a Critic’s Pick and praised Mr. McCraney’s dialogue, which he said “leaps from a slangy street style into a heightened lyricism.” It will be directed again by Trip Cullman and is scheduled to open Jan. 22, 2019, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. [More]
“Choir Boy” was one of three productions that the Manhattan Theater Club unveiled as part of its 2018 and 2019 season.