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Uzo Aduba Departs Roundabout's TONI STONE, April Matthis to Star

Uzo Aduba Departs Roundabout's TONI STONE, April Matthis to Star

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that April Matthis will lead the world-premiere of Toni Stone replacing formerly announced star Uzo Aduba who has departed the production for scheduling reasons. Toni Stone by Lydia R. Diamond will be directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon. A fixture of the New York theatre scene, April Matthis recently was awarded the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.

Toni Stone will also feature Eric Berryman (Elzie), Harvy Blanks (Alberga), Phillip James Brannon (King Tut), Daniel J. Bryant (Spec), Jonathan Burke (Stretch), Toney Goins (Jimmy), Kenn E. Head (Millie), Ezra Knight (Woody).

As part of Roundabout's commitment to foster talent through the New Play Initiative, Toni Stone is a Roundabout commission.

Toni Stone will begin preview performances Off-Broadway on May 23, 2019 and open officially on June 20, 2019 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). This will be a limited engagement through August 11, 2019.

Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She's got a great arm. And she doesn't understand why she can't play with the boys. Stone knocks it out of the park as the first woman to go pro in the Negro Leagues. Featuring a bullpen of players crossing age, race and gender to portray all supporting roles, Toni Stone is a vibrant new play about staying in the game, playing hard, playing smart, and playing your own way.

The creative team includes Camille A. Brown (Choreography), Riccardo Hernandez (Sets), Allen Lee Hughes (lights), Dede Ayite (Costumes), Daniel Baker & Aaron Meicht (Original Music & Sound Design).

Tickets for Toni Stone are available by calling 212.719.1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org, in person at any Roundabout box office: American Airlines Theatre Box office (227 West 42nd Street); The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street) and Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street); or by visiting StubHub, The Premier Secondary Ticketing Partner of Roundabout. Ticket prices range from $79-89.

For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email groupsales@roundabouttheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski



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