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Photos: TROUBLE IN MIND Opens On Broadway!

Alice Childress' play is a wry and moving look at racism, identity, and ego in the world of New York theatre opened to acclaim Off-Broadway in 1955.

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind opened on Broadway. Trouble in Mind is led by LaChanze as "Wiletta Mayer," with Michael Zegen as "Al Manners," Chuck Cooper as "Sheldon Forrester," Danielle Campbell as "Judy Sears," Jessica Frances Dukes as "Millie Davis," Brandon Micheal Hall as "John Nevins," Simon Jones as "Henry," Alex Mickiewicz as "Eddie Fenton," and Don Stephenson as "Bill O'Wray."

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.

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Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

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Daphne Rubin-Vega

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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Tommy Costanzo and Luca Ariel Costanzo

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David Mendizabal and Darrin George

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Michael Berresse

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Wendell Pierce

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Celia Rose Gooding

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Lilli Cooper

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Elle Marie Scott and KennanScott II

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Jennifer Damiano

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Rachel Brosnahan

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Jason Ralph and Rachel Brosnahan

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Danya Taymor and Gabriel Ebert

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Jason Ralph

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Brenda Braxton

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Britton Smith and Rob Namus

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Brian Stokes Mitchell and Allyson Tucker Mitchell

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Alan Cumming and Dove Cameron

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Alan Cumming and Dove Cameron

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Brian Moreland

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Robert Hartwell

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Norm Lewis

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Sarah Steele

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Judine Somerville

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Liz Callaway

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April Matthis

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Signage at The American Airlines Roundabout Theater

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Jessica Frances Dukes

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Brandon Micheal Hall

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Chuck Cooper

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Michael Zegen and Don Stephenson

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Alex Mickiewicz, Danielle Campbell, Michael Zegen, LaChanze, Chuck Cooper, Don Stephenson and Jessica Frances Dukes

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Danielle Campbell, Michael Zegen, LaChanze and Chuck Cooper

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Michael Zegen and LaChanze

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Daphne Rubin-Vega and Anthony Rapp

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Charles Randolph-Wright

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Michael Zegen and Rachel Brosnahan

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Michael Zegen and Rachel Brosnahan

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Simon Jones

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Nona Hendryx

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Charles Randolph-Wright and Nona Hendryx

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Michael Zegen and Charles Randolph-Wright

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Michael Zegen

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Michael Zegen

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Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

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Cyndii Johnson, Peter Bradbury, Reynaldo Piniella, Victoria Oliver, Ray Anthony Thomas and Nita Whitaker

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Alex Mickiewicz

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Reynaldo Piniella

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Victoria Oliver

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Victoria Oliver

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Ray Anthony Thomas

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Kathy A. Perkins

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Cyndii Johnson

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Charles Randolph-Wright and Sydney Beers

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Peter Bradbury

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Nita Whitaker

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Don Stephenson

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Brandon Micheal Hall

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Blythe Adamson

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Charlene Speyerer, Blythe Adamson and The Covid Team at American Airlines Roundabout Theater

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Chuck Cooper

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LaChanze and her Opening Night Outfit Designer

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LaChanze

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LaChanze and Charles Randolph-Wright

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Danielle Campbell

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Brandon Micheal Hall, Jessica Frances Dukes, Chuck Cooper, Danielle Campbell and LaChanze

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Celia Rose Gooding

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Brandon Micheal Hall and Chuck Cooper

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Celia Rose Gooding and LaChanze

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Celia Rose Gooding and LaChanze

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Norm Lewis, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Allyson Tucker Mitchell, LaChanze, Vanessa Williams and Darius de Haas

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Vanessa Williams, LaChanze and Darius de Haas

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Vanessa Williams, LaChanze and Darius de Haas

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Allyson Tucker Mitchell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brandon Micheal Hall, Celia Rose Gooding, Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis

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Jessica Frances Dukes

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Aisha de Haas and LaChanze

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Norm Lewis and Charles Randolph-Wright



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