Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night

THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER, the first production of Signature Theatre Company's season by Leslie Lee and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, officially opened on Thursday, August 21st and continues through September 28th at the Peter Norton Space located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

The cast includes Harvy Blanks (Tabletop), Yaya DaCosta (Honeydripper), Sandra Daley (Defying Gravity), Crystal Anne Dickinson (Tyler Perry's "House of Payne"), Brandon Dirden (Prelude to a Kiss), Jason Dirden (Two Trains Running), Quincy Dunn-Baker (Romeo and Juliet), Marva Hicks (Caroline, or Change), John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf), Tuck Milligan (Book of Days), Gilbert Owuor (The Brothers Size), Brenda Pressley (Dreamgirls), and Keith Randolph Smith (Come Back, Little Sheba) and Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Leslie Uggams.

The struggles of three generations of the Edwards family collide over the course of one sweltering weekend in June. Gremmar (Leslie Uggams), the family matriarch, looks back on her past and considers its legacy for her children and grandchildren as they confront the choices that will define their futures. Leslie Lee's Obie Award-winning play is a timeless portrait of family bonds and coming of age.

Tickets are available via signaturetheatre.org or via phone (212) 244-PLAY (7529) and in person at the Signature Theatre Box Office (555 West 42nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

Photos by RD/Leon/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
The cast of First Breeze of Summer

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
The cast of First Breeze of Summer

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Leslie Lee

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Leslie Lee

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Bill Sims, Jr.

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Harvy Blanks

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Harvy Blanks

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Quincy Dunn-Baker

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Quincy Dunn-Baker

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
George C. Wolfe

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
George C. Wolfe

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
George C. Wolfe

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Melvin Van Peebles

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Star Jones

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Star Jones

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Star Jones

Photo Coverage: First Breeze of Summer Opening Night
Star Jones

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