Syracuse Stage’s production of ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man. (Photo provided by DKCO&M)
So many shows, so little time! Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theaters are back in business, with some of our old favorites already reopened and new shows on the horizon. Here’s a look at some productions and who you can expect to see on stage this fall:
Thoughts of a Colored Man
Esau Pritchett has joined the cast of Thoughts of a Colored Man, the new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, which will begin preview performances on Friday, October 1 and open Sunday, October 31 at Broadway’s Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Mr. Pritchett replaces originally announced Keith David. A private family matter has caused Mr. David to depart the production.
In a statement for the show, Producer Moreland said, “The company of Thoughts of a Colored Man supports The David Family during this time, and we are also elated to welcome a new member to the family.”
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Esau Pritchett received a B.A. in Performing Arts Theatre from Oakland University. A resident of New York City since 1998, he has appeared in numerous Regional Theatre productions across the country and guest-starring roles on TV shows over the past couple of decades. Recently recurred as Mr. David for two seasons on Fox’s primetime drama “Prodigal Son.” Currently, he has a recurring role in the STARZ Network drama “Power: Book II Raising Kanaan.”
Manu Narayan replaces Kyle Dean Massey in the role of Theo when the eagerly anticipated production resumes performances Monday, November 15, ahead of a Thursday, December 9 opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
The cast is led by Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne. They are joined by Matt Doyle as Jamie, three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as David, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber as Harry, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, Grammy Award winner Etai Benson as Paul, Bobby Conte as P.J., Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny, Claybourne Elder as Andy, Greg Hildreth as Peter, and Rashidra Scott as Susan.
As Douglas Carter Beane’s new comedy begins rehearsals today, Producer Thomas Laub announced that Kristolyn Lloyd has joined the cast of Douglas Carter Beane’s comedy Fairycakes as Peaseblossom, replacing Alfie Fuller who has departed due to scheduling conflicts. The world premiere is set for this fall at the Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street), home to many of Beane’s first plays, beginning Thursday, October 14, 2021. Opening night is set for October 24. Fairycakes is set to play a limited engagement through January 2, 2022.
Lloyd is a Grammy© and Emmy© Award-winning actress. Her acting credits include Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen. Off-Broadway Little Woman (Primary Stages), Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Paradise Blue (The Signature Theatre), Hamlet (The Public Theatre), Heathers The Musical (New World Stages), Cabin in the Sky (Encores City Center).