The next Broadway production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Between Riverside and CrazyDirected by Austin Pendleton, it will reunite much of the acclaimed cast of Off Broadway 2015 when preview performances begin on Wednesday, November 30 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theatre.
The production, which officially opens on Monday, December 19, will reunite most of the Off Broadway cast, including Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas and Michael Rispoli.
The synopsis: City Hall demands more than his signature, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed, and the Church won’t leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington (Henderson) and his recently paroled son Junior, the struggle to hold on to one of the last large rent-stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, incomplete new guests. and an ending. ultimatum…”
Original cast member Ron Cephas-Jones will not return with the production; Casting for the role of Junior will be announced in the coming weeks.
Henderson’s stage credits include those of August Wilson Jitney, fences Y a raisin in the sunAmong many others.
Almanzar, Canavan, Colón-Zayas and Rispoli will make their Broadway debuts in this production.
The creative team includes scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Alexis Forte, lighting design by Keith Parham, and original music and sound design by Ryan Rumery.