Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION

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Hartford Stage, under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, presents the world premiere of Breath & Imagination, play and original songs by Daniel Beaty, directed by Darko Tresnjak, on stage from January 10 through February 9. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.

A classically-trained American baritone, Jubilant Sykes (Sacred Music USA's Vocalist of the Year) will portray Roland Hayes. Kecia Lewis-Evans (Broadway'sLeap of Faith, Chicago and Once on This Island) will portray Roland Hayes' mother, Angel Mo'. Tom Frey (2 Pianos/4 Hands) will complete the cast as The Accompanist/Officer/Pa/Preacher/Mr. Calhoun/Miss Robinson/ Frenchman/King George V/The Horse.

The creative team features set design by David P. Gordon (Goodspeed's A Little Night Music and City of Angels); costume design by Fabio Toblini (Hartford Stage's The Tempest, Bell, Book and Candle and Hedda Gabler); lighting design by York Kennedy (upcoming Broadway premiere of A Time to Kill); music direction by Mike Ruckles (Associate Musical Director for Hartford Stage's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder); and sound design by Jane Shaw (The Merchant of Venice, directed by Darko Tresnjak).

Breath & Imagination is produced in association with City Theatre in Pittsburgh.

Principal production support for Breath & Imagination by Travelers, with additional support from Robinson & Cole, LLP and Fairview Capital.

The production runs January 11 through February 9. Evening performances are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; and a special Stay/Play performance at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30. Matinee performances are Sundays, and select Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. For a more specific schedule of performances or to buy tickets for Breath & Imagination, please call the Hartford Stage box office at 860-527-5151 or visit www.hartfordstage.org.

Photo Credit: T. Charles Erickson

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Kecia Lewis and Jubilant Sykes

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Kecia Lewis

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Kecia Lewis and Jubilant Sykes

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Tom Frey

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Tom Frey

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes and Kecia Lewis

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes and Tom Frey

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION
Jubilant Sykes and Kecia Lewis

Photo Flash: First Look at Jubilant Sykes, Kecia Lewis-Evans and More in BREATH & IMAGINATION

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