Photo of Marcel Spears and Calvin Leon Smith by Joan Marcus
The critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize- and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali will conclude its Broadway run at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). The production was recently extended by popular demand through Sunday, July 2.
Ten productions of Fat Ham have been announced throughout the United States, with additional productions in the works, beginning Fall 2024, including: the original Broadway production directed by Saheem Ali with the Broadway design team at Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles, CA), as well as new productions at Playhouse on the Square (Memphis, TN), Huntington Theatre Company (Boston, MA), Studio Theatre (Washington, DC), The Wilma Theater (Philadelphia, PA), PlayMakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, NC), City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh, PA), Seattle Rep (Seattle, WA), TheatreSquared (Fayetteville, AR), and Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA).
The Broadway cast of Fat Ham includes Nikki Crawford as Tedra, Chris Herbie Holland as Tio, Billy Eugene Jones as Rev and Pap, Adrianna Mitchell as Opal, Calvin Leon Smith* as Larry, Marcel Spears as Juicy, Benja Kay Thomas as Rabby.
The creative team for Fat Ham on Broadway includes: Maruti Evans (Scenic Design), Dominique Fawn Hill (Costume Design), Bradley King (Lighting Design), Mikaal Sulaiman (Sound Design), Darrell Grand Moultrie (Choreographer) Earon Chew Nealey (Hair and Wig Design), Skylar Fox (Illusions Design), Kamra A. Jacobs (Production Stage Manager), Kate Murray (Casting), and Baseline Theatrical (General Management).