In the Spotlight Series: Company of Primary Stages' WHILE I YET LIVE

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

This new work about a young man's coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women features Elain Graham (The Picture Box, "Smash"), Sheria Irving (Romeo & Juliet, Ethel Sings), Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba; "Law & Order"), Kevyn Morrow (Ragtime - Olivier nominee; Dreamgirls), Larry Powell(Broke-ology, The Christians), Sharon Washington (The Scottsboro Boys, Wild With Happy), and Tony Award winnerLillias White (The Life, Fela!).

"This play is a love letter to my mother, my sister, and the women who raised me," says Porter. "Reflecting on my own life experience as a gay, black, Christian man, and survivor of abuse, I wanted to write a play that was about family, faith and the healing power of forgiveness, three things very necessary to move forward and make change in your life. Change is possible, but it takes patience."

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sharon Washington photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sharon Washington photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sharon Washington photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sharon Washington photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sharon Washington photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sharon Washington photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Larry Powell photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Larry Powell photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Larry Powell photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Larry Powell photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Larry Powell photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Larry Powell photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheria Irving photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheria Irving photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheria Irving photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


S. Epatha Merkerson photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheria Irving photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheria Irving photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheria Irving photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheria Irving photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Lilias White photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Kevyn Morrow photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Kevyn Morrow photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Kevyn Morrow photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Kevyn Morrow photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Kevyn Morrow photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Sheryl Kaller photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter photographed at Casa Nonna on October 12, 2014 in New York City.


Billy Porter




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