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Photo Flash: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at the Belasco

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Previews begin Thursday, March 19 for the Lincoln Center Theater production of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, directed by Bartlett Sher at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street). Opening night is set for Thursday, April 16 at 6:45 pm. The cast features Marsha Stephanie Blake, Chad L. Coleman, Michael Cummings, Aunjanue Ellis, Danai Gurira, Andre Holland, Arliss Howard, Ernie Hudson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Amari Rose Leigh and Roger Robinson.

This production is being presented on Broadway while LCT's award winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone, part of Mr. Wilson's ten-play Century Cycle, which depicts the African American experience in each decade of the twentieth century, originally opened on Broadway in 1988, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and winning that year's New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Set in 1911, it tells the story of Herald Loomis who, after serving seven years hard labor, has journeyed North with his young daughter and arrives at a Pittsburgh boarding house filled with memorable characters who aid him in his search for his inner freedom. Constanza Romero, Mr. Wilson's wife, has said that of all of August Wilson's plays, Joe Turner's Come and Gone" was his favorite.

Joe Turner's Come and Gone has sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, sound by Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg, music by Taj Mahal, and movement by Dianne McIntyre.

The playing schedule for Joe Turner's Come and Gone is Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm and Sundays at 3pm (PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Saturday matinee on March 21).

Tickets priced from $51.50 to $96.50 are available at the Belasco Theatre box office, at telecharge.com, or, by visiting www.lct.org.

Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Photo Flash: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at the Belasco
Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Photo Flash: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE at the Belasco
Andre Holland, Arliss Howard, Ernie Hudson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Roger Robinson, Chad L. Coleman, seated Michael Cummings, Danai Gurira, Aunjanue Ellis, Marsha Stephanie Blake and Amari Rose Leigh


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