Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!

The Lincoln Center Theater production of John Guare's new play, A FREE MAN OF COLOR, directed by George C. Wolfe, opened last night Thursday, November 18 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The cast features Yao AbabioPeter BartlettNicole BeharieArnie Burton, Rosal Colón,Veanne CoxPaul DanoSara GettelfingerDerric HarrisJustina MachadoJoseph MarcellJohn McMartinNick Mennell, Mos, Teyonnah ParrisPostell PringleEsau PritchettBrian ReddyReg RogersTriney SandovalRobert StantonWendy Rich StetsonJerome StiglerSenfaub Stoney,David Emerson Toney and Jeffrey Wright

A FREE MAN OF COLOR is a freewheeling epic set in 1801 New Orleans. Jacques Cornet, the title character (played by Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright), is a new world Don Juan and the wealthiest inhabitant of this sexually charged and racially progressive city. Jacques thinks all is well in his paradise until history intervenes, setting off a chain of events which no one, much less this free man of color, realizes is about to splinter the world.

A FREE MAN OF COLOR has sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, sound by Scott Stauffer, original music by Jeanine Tesori and choreography by Hope Clarke.

A FREE MAN OF COLOR marks John Guare's return to Lincoln Center Theater where his plays The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Four Baboons Adoring The Sun (all three nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play) and Chaucer in Rome, were produced. His other plays include Rich and Famous, Landscape of the Body, Marco Polo Sings A Solo, Bosoms and Neglect, Lydie Breeze, Women and Water, A Few Stout Individuals and His Girl Friday. He won a Tony Award for the book of the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona and also wrote the book for the musical Sweet Smell of Success.

Director George C. Wolfe makes his LCT debut with this production. Former Producer of The Public Theater, his Broadway directorial credits include Caroline or Change, Topdog/Underdog, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, The Tempest, On the Town, The Wild Party, Jelly's Last Jam and Angels in America. His film credits include Lackawanna Blues and Nights in Rodanthe.

A FREE MAN OF COLOR is sponsored by The National Actors Theatre Foundation. This play is also a recipient of an "Edgerton Foundation New American Plays" award. The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust provides generous support for new American plays at LCT.

The regular performance schedule is Tuesday evenings at 7 pm , Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Exceptions to that schedule are: Tuesday evening, Nov. 16 is at 8 pm; there is no performance on Thursday, Nov. 25, and there is an added matinee on Friday, Nov. 26 at 2 pm. Tickets priced at $70 to $115 are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office, by calling Tele-Charge at (212) 239-6200 or on-line by visiting www.lct.org.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Jeffrey Wright

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Teyonah Parris

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Jeffrey Wright & Mos Def

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Mos Def

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Mos Def

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Veanne Cox

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Nicole Beharie

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Nick Mennell

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Peter Bartlett

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
John Guare

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Paul Dano

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Sara Gettelfinger

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Rosal Colon

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
George C. Wolfe

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
George C. Wolfe & Rosie Perez

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Derric Harris

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Reg Rogers

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Reg Rogers & Derric Harris

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Joseph Marcell

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Joseph Marcell, Wendy Rich Stetson & David Emerson Toney Stetson

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Stockard Channing

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
John McMartin

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Esau Pritchett & wife

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Alice Playten

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Triney Sandoval & Arnie Burton

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Arnie Burton

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Hope Clarke

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Sweet Honey in the Rock

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Ben Stiller

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
S. Epatha Merkerson & Malachi Weir

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Lynn Whitfield

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!
Lynn Whitfield & guest

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!

Photo Coverage: A FREE MAN OF COLOR Opening Night!

Related Articles



Comment & Share

About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.


Barbra Streisand
12 DAYS OF BARBRA
COUNTDOWN TO PARTNERS
CLICK HERE...