A Soldier's Play
The Shubert Theatre will be the host venue for the Technical Rehearsals and Tour Launch of this new production!
There will be use of firearm/gunshot noise and simulated smoking on stage during performance.*
A SOLDIER’S PLAY, the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller by Charles Fuller, has rocketed back into the spotlight, thanks to this 2020 Tony Award-winning Best Revival from Roundabout Theatre Company. “This is a play that deserves to be staged regularly all over America—though it’s hard to imagine that it will ever be done better than this. It keeps you guessing all the way to the final curtain” - The Wall Street Journal. In 1944, on a Louisiana Army base, two shots ring out. A Black sergeant is murdered. And a series of interrogations triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America. Broadway’s Norm Lewis leads a powerhouse cast in the show Variety calls “a knock-your-socks-off-drama," directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon.
Photo of Norm Lewis by Walter McBride.
Casting & Creative Announcement
Emmy, Tony and SAG Award nominee Norm Lewis will star as ‘Captain Richard Davenport.’ Joining him will be Broadway, TV and film star Eugene Lee, who originated the role of ‘Corporal Bernard Cobb’ in the original 1981 Off-Broadway Production of A Soldier’s Play, as ‘Sergeant Vernon C. Waters.’
The cast includes Will Adams as ‘Corporal Bernard Cobb,’ Brandon Alvión as an understudy, Sheldon D. Brown as ‘Private C.J. Memphis,’ Malik Childs as ‘Private Tony Smalls,’ Ja’Quan Cole as an understudy, William Connell as ‘Captain Charles Taylor,’ Charles Everett as an understudy, Alex Michael Givens as ‘Corporal Ellis,’ Matthew Goodrich as ‘Captain Wilcox,’ Chattan Mayes Johnson as ‘Lieutenant Byrd,’ Branden Davon Lindsay as ‘Private Louis Henson,’ Tarik Lowe as ‘Private First-Class Melvin Peterson,’ Al’Jaleel McGhee as an understudy, Howard Overshown as ‘Private James Wilkie’ and Alex Ross as an understudy.
Joining director Kenny Leon for the tour is the Broadway design team that includes Derek McLane (Sets), Dede Ayite (Costumes), Allen Lee Hughes (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound) and Cristina Angeles (Associate Director). The tour of A Soldier’s Play is produced by Roundabout Theatre Company and Tamar Climan.
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The show's running time is 1 hour and 50 minutes including intermission.
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Holiday Food & Toy Drive at Shubert Theatre
Shubert Theatre will be holding its annual food & toy drive through December 22. Please consider bringing donations of non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys when you attend events at the theatre through the holidays. Donations will be distrubuted to New Haven families in need.
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With the continued, ever-evolving situation of COVID-19 changing regionally and in Connecticut, Shubert Theatre has updated its health and safety policy effective Friday, July 8, 2022:
Patrons are not required to present either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter Shubert Theatre.
The wearing of a face mask while inside the building will be optional for patrons.
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