Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

LaChanze Will Lead Roundabout's TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway

Trouble in Mind will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on October 29.

Trouble in Mind

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Tony & Emmy Award winner LaChanze will star in the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. LaChanze is a founding member of Black Theatre United; she returns to Broadway following A Christmas Carol (2019) and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2018), for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

Roundabout's production of Trouble in Mind comes to Broadway following two recent development readings with director Charles Randolph-Wright. Roundabout audiences will know the work of playwright Alice Childress from the recent online reading of her play, Wine in the Wilderness, as part of Roundabout's multi-year The Refocus Project, presented in association with Black Theatre United, to spotlight twentieth-century Black plays and their playwrights.

Trouble in Mind will begin preview performances on Friday, October 29, and open officially on Thursday, November 18, 2021. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

Following an experienced Black stage actress through rehearsals of a major Broadway production, Alice Childress's wry and moving look at racism, identity, and ego in the world of New York theatre opened to acclaim Off-Broadway in 1955. At the forefront of both the Civil Rights and feminist movements, the prescient Trouble in Mind was announced to move to Broadway in 1957...in a production that never came to be.

The design team will include Arnulfo Maldonado (Sets), Emilio Sosa (Costumes), Kathy A. Perkins (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound) and Nona Hendryx (Original Music).

The remaining cast members will be announced soon.

Tickets for Trouble in Mind are now available to subscribers and donors. Individual tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 28, and will be available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, or by visiting StubHub, the Premier Secondary Ticketing Partner of Roundabout. Ticket prices range from $49-$149. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

Preview performances of Trouble in Mind will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM. Regular performances after opening night will play Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00PM, and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8:00PM, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.



Related Stories

More Hot Stories For You


Theatre Three Announces Cast of BIG SCARY ANIMALS
August 12, 2022

The critically acclaimed and audience favorite previously titled Cedar Springs or Big Scary Animals will now see a production in the Norma Young Arena Stage at Theatre Three with an updated script and a (mostly) new cast and production team!

The Classic Theatre's To Present ROOSTERS At La Zona
August 12, 2022

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio is redefining the theater experience by bringing their upcoming production of Roosters to a new, innovative location. Roosters will be held at La Zona, Centro San Antonio's newest outdoor placemaking space in the heart of Zona Cultural District.

Hermitage Artist Retreat Welcomes Sanford Biggers, Rajiv Joseph, Cathy Park Hong, Du Yun To National Curatorial Council
August 12, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat recently announced its 2022-2023 Curatorial Council, comprised of distinguished national arts leaders spanning the fields of theater, music, visual art, literature, and arts education.

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
August 12, 2022

TimeLine Theatre's 26th season opener, the world premiere of Campaigns, Inc., is a hysterical and jaw-dropping inside look at the underbelly of politics through the lens of two of the undeniable founders of “fake news. See photos from the production.

THE INTERNATIONAL FRINGE ENCORE SERIES Returns To Soho Playhouse For 15th Season
August 12, 2022

SoHo Playhouse announces their 15th season of The International Fringe Encore Series, featuring some of the best productions from fringe theater festivals across the globe. The series is curated by SoHo Playhouse Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole, Britt LaField (SoHo Playhouse), Scott Morfee (Barrow Street Theatre), Christina Olson (Barrow Street Theatre), Matthew Quinn (Theatre Asylum).