Photos: Inside Opening Night of KING JAMES at Manhattan Theatre Club

The production officially opened on May 16.

By: May. 18, 2023
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Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the New York premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group's production of King James, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences), starring Glenn Davis (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Downstate) and Chris Perfetti ("Abbott Elementary"). Check out photos from opening night below!

"King" LeBron James was just the hero that Cleveland needed. One of the greatest NBA players to ever hit the court, his influence on the whole city loomed large for the dozen years of his reign. Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph's (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) wonderfully funny and remarkably moving new play chronicles the unexpected friendship between two men whose intertwined fortunes are tied to those of their idol. This highly anticipated, adrenaline-paced New York premiere about the power of connection is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences).

The creative team for King James includes Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Samantha C. Jones (costume design), Lee Fiskness (lighting design), Michael Bodeen & Rob Milburn (sound design), Gigi Buffington (vocal coach), Richard Hodge (production stage manager), and Jenn Elyse Jacobs (stage manager).

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph, Chris Perfetti, Glenn Davis and Director Kenny Leon

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Chris Perfetti and Glenn Davis

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Chris Perfetti and Glenn Davis

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Chris Perfetti and Glenn Davis

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MTC Artistic Producer Nicki Hunter, Director Kenny Leon, MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Director Kenny Leon and Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Director Kenny Leon and Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph, Chris Perfetti, Glenn Davis and Director Kenny Leon

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Director Kenny Leon, Chris Perfetti, Khloe Janel, Glenn Davis and Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Chris Perfetti, Khloe Janel, Glenn Davis

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Chris Perfetti, Khloe Janel, Glenn Davis

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Glenn Davis

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Glenn Davis

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Chris Perfetti

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Chris Perfetti

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Khloe Janel

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Khloe Janel

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Gregory Perri, RJ Brown

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Lauren Reid and Director Kenny Leon

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Lauren Reid and Director Kenny Leon

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Glenn Davis and Chris Perfetti

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Glenn Davis and Chris Perfetti

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Glenn Davis and Chris Perfetti

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Chris Perfetti

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Glenn Davis

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Lois Smith

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Jamie deRoy

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Omar Metwally

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Ben McKenzie

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Ben McKenzie

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Lydia R. Diamond

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Lydia R. Diamond

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Keith Nobbs and Keith Bunin

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Irene Gandy

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John Slattery

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John Slattery

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Samuel H. Levine and John Benjamin Hickey

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Corey Stoll

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Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers

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Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers

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May Adrales and Guest

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Craig Bierko and Sally Murphy

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Craig Bierko

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Sally Murphy

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Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Manhattan Theatre Club Managing Director Barry Grove

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Martyna Majok

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Martyna Majok

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Zoe Winters

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Zoe Winters and Robert Noble

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Kathryn Erbe and Jamel Robinson

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Kathryn Erbe

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Moises Kaufman

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Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Stephen Karam and Gitesh Gohel

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Savion Glover

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Tarell Alvin McCraney and Glenn Davis

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Lucy Thurber and Martyna Majok

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Bruce Bossard and Bill Russell

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Moises Kaufman, Glenn Davis and Jeffrey LaHoste

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Keith Bunin and Zoe Winters

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Dan Quirk, Gitesh Gohel, Robert Noble, Zoe Winters, Chris Perfetti, Keith Bunin, Stephen Karam and Michael Stosser

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Ryan Eggold, Ben McKenzie, Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers

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Craig Bierko, Sally Murphy and Lois Smith

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Maggie Siff and Playwright Rajiv Joseph

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph and Omar Metwally

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Austin Pendleton

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Tara Rubin and Bernard Telsey

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Alex Stocky and Khloe Janel

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Glenn Davis, Tralynn Husbands, Jeffrey Richards, Director Kenny Leon, Irene Gandy, Rowena Husbands, Savion Glover and Darin Oduyoye

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Director Kenny Leon, Irene Gandy, Savion Glover and Rowena Husbands

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Director Kenny Leon, Glenn Davis and Savion Glover

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Glenn Davis and Irene Gandy

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Omar Metwally and Glenn Davis

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Glenn Davis and Tralynn Husbands

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Glenn Davis and Sally Murphy

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Austin Pendleton and Director Kenny Leon

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Chris Perfetti and Keith Nobbs

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Chris Perfetti and Zoe Winters

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Robert Noble and Zoe Winters

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Director Kenny Leon, Lydia R. Diamond, Glenn Davis and Billy Eugene Jones

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Glenn Davis and Ben McKenzie

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Glenn Davis and Ben McKenzie

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Playwright Rajiv Joseph and Ryan Eggold

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Glenn Davis, Playwright Rajiv Joseph and Ben McKenzie

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Manhattan Theatre Club Managing Director Barry Grove and Glenn Davis

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Glenn Davis and Samuel B. Jackson

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Nadia Bowers, Corey Stoll and Glenn Davis

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Glenn Davis and Billy Eugene Jones

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Sally Murphy, Playwright Rajiv Joseph and Craig Bierko

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Ambiance at MTC Stage 1

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Ambiance at MTC Stage 1



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