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Chicken and Biscuits - 2020 - Off-Broadway

Chicken and Biscuits, a new family with heart, soul and a little shade by composer-playwright and actor Douglas Lyons (Beautiful), will receive its launch production at Queens Theatre, Feb. 28-March 22, 2020.

In Chicken and Biscuits, Baneatta and Beverly attempt to put their sisterly differences aside to bury their father, Bernard. All is well at the funeral until it's revealed that Bernard had not just two daughters, but three. Wig pins loosen, as truths emerge, leaving this African-American family to confront their skeletons head on; naturally with lots of love, shade, and prayer along the way.

Originally written in residence at The Directors Company, Chicken and Biscuits' development includes The Front Porch Readings Series, Queens Theatre's 2019 New American Voices Series, and Frank Silvera's Workshop at The Billie Holiday Theatre.

The 2020 Queens Theatre production will be directed by Zhailon Levingston (Tina), in arrangement with Blue Vista 725, EclayRossie Productions, AKOUS Entertainment and The Directors Company.

Schedule

Running Time: 100 minutes with no intermission

Queens Theatre

(Flushing Meadows Corona Park, ny)
14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, ny


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Christine Boylan (THE PUNISHER, LEVERAGE), Ellie Pyle (SOURCES, BEGINNINGS), and Ryan McCurdy (ONCE, PIP'S ISLAND) have announced the official addition of a New York chapter to Bespoke Plays, which will make it the only bicoastal production company dedicated to industry readings of new plays. Boylan and Pyle will continue to co-produce Los Angeles with McCurdy as the New York associate.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater are excited to welcome Kareem M. Lucas and the team of Zhailon Levingston, Alex Hare & Nehemiah Luckett as their newest Archive Residency artists.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018
Obie, Emmy, and Tony winner Lillias White and Marvel and DC television regular Danny Johnson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Gotham) will lead two industry readings of Douglas Lyons's new family comedy Chicken and Biscuits. Directed by Zhailon Levingston, the full cast includes C. Kelly Wright, Inga Ballard (Ragtime Tour), Akira Golz (Matilda), Doug Goldring, Josh Adam Ramos, and Lauren F. Walker (Charm).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
In Chicken and Biscuits, Baneatta and Beverly attempt to put their sisterly differences aside to bury their father, Bernard. All is well at the funeral until it's revealed that Bernard had not just two daughters, but three. Wig pins loosen, as truths emerge, leaving this African-American family to confront their skeletons head on; naturally with lots of love, shade, and prayer along the way.
by Sarah Hookey - May 8, 2019
The Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop will present Douglas Lyons's new family comedy Chicken & Biscuits Monday May 13th at 7pm; at The Billie Holiday Theatre. Chicken & Biscuits, written in residence at The Directors Company, has previously been selected and performed in the Front Porch Reading Series and Queen Theatre's 2019 New American Voices Reading Series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
This April 22 at 7:00 PM EST, Queens Theatre will spotlight stories about resilience and hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic with its new film, I See You and You See Me, based on oral history and source material from the Queens Memory Project.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Queens Theatre has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2021
Queens Theatre's 'The Fly on the Wall' series will continue this Saturday, March 13, when three theaters come together to present Douglas Lyons' new play in process, Invisible. Created to inspire community engagement amid the pandemic, the series affords patrons an opportunity to watch Invisible develop from blank page to first draft.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company as part of its Developmental Reading Series, in association with Que Sera Sera Productions, will present a private industry reading of the new musical Come the Darkness, with book, music, and lyrics by Don Nolan at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's. Admission to the Friday, March 13 reading of Come the Darkness is by invitation only.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
On this week's episode of Dusty & Dott, they read 'We're Different, We're the same' and interview Zoe Jensen (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen) about being a part of Douglas Lyon's (Beautiful, Book of Mormon, Five Points, Chicken and Biscuits, Beau) NEW MUSICAL, POLKADOTS: The Cool Kids Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Founded by Douglas Lyons (Beautiful, Beau), The Next Wave Initiative is a developmental branch of The Directors Company, committed to amplifying future Black voices in The American Theatre. On July 1st, at 7pm EST, NWI will host its first Zoom-Room Series: 'To be Young, Gifted, Black...and cast.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
Douglas Lyons (Beautiful, Beau) has launched The Next Wave Initiative, a developmental branch of The Directors Company committed to amplifying future Black voices in The American Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
As Long Wharf Theatre prepares for the September premiere of their 2020/21 season One City, Many Stages, their summer offerings continue to underline a commitment to emergent programming that breaks traditional barriers to storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Today (July 1) in live streaming: Lin-Manuel Miranda is the special guest on The Chaos Twins, Lauren Patten visits Backstage Live, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015
August has never been hotter on Food Network with new series, stunts and epic finales!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
Janet Hubert, best known to television audiences as “Aunt Viv” on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, will star as Baneatta Mabry in a virtual reading of Douglas Lyons' family comedy, CHICKEN AND BISCUITS on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
A new family comedy is coming to town. Chicken and Biscuits by award winning composer-playwright and actor Douglas Lyons (Beautiful), will premiere at Queens Theatre, Feb 28th-March 22nd, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) and Carly Hughes (American Housewife) will join Janet Hubert (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) to star in a virtual reading of Douglas Lyons’ CHICKEN AND BISCUITS on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00p.m. (EST) to benefit the Next Wave Initiative.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
IAMA Theatre Company is partnering with Queens Theatre and Savannah Repertory Theatre to present the virtual premiere of Invisible by Douglas Lyons, the first play to be developed as part of Queens Theatre's “The Fly on the Wall” series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Chicken and Biscuits, the new family comedy by playwright-composer and actor Douglas Lyons (Beautiful), begins previews tonight at The Queens Theatre; running through March 22nd. Opening night is set for March 6th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2021
The Broadway Advocacy Coalition has announced Chesray Dolpha will join the organization as the new Artistic Director. Dolpha has worked with some of NYC's top arts education institutions including Theater Development Fund, St. Ann's Warehouse and The Dream Center in Harlem.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
After the recent success of Douglas Lyons' Chicken and Biscuits, which had just opened at Queens Theatre before the pandemic hit, QT is commissioning Lyons' latest play, Invisible. Invisible tells the story of lifelong best friends, Eemani and Jade, who decompress one afternoon over a good blunt.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 13-14, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
BESPOKE PLAYS - a bicoastal production company - will present an industry reading of SUPPER by Phinneas Kiyomura on Sunday, February 16th. Completing the cast are Josh Adam Ramos (Chicken and Biscuits), Alexander Sanders (Pip's Island), and Emily Gardner Xu Hall (I Am This For You). They join the previously announced Danny Johnson (Daredevil, Luke Cage) and C.K. Allen (Guiding Light, All My Children). Daryl Lathon (Steal The Stars) will direct; the Production Stage Manager is Allie York. Kelsey Sheppard will read stage directions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The year may be winding down, but Queens Theatre is just getting started with a trio of Queens debuts, two Family Series shows based on beloved children's books and the launch production of a family comedy that was a hit with our Reading Series audiences.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Full casting has been announced for Chicken and Biscuits at Queens Theatre! 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013
Johnny Real is the kind of man all women dreamed about. He is about six feet tall and had cocoa-brown skin and high cheekbones, and one could see black wavy hair under his beret. He must have had Indian in his family. He just had a PCS from Germany. He's got a lot of experience-over fifty jumps, including combat jumps. He's seen action in the military but, his detective adventures is just about to unfold.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2019
The year may be winding down, but Queens Theatre is just getting started with a trio of Queens debuts, two Family Series shows based on beloved children's books and the launch production of a family comedy that was a hit with our Reading Series audiences.
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Cooking Channel's September lineup is filled with new episodes of fan-favorite shows all month long.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2019
Danny Johnson (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Gotham) and Pat Bowie (A Trip to Bountiful) will lead two industry readings of Douglas Lyons's new family comedy Chicken and Biscuits. Directed by Zhailon Levingston (Neptune), the full cast includes, Gayle Turner (The Wiz) , Inga Ballard (Ragtime Tour), Akira Golz (Matilda), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q), Josh Adam Ramos, and Alana Raquel Bowers (What to Send Up, When it Goes Down), with music by Nygel D. Robinson.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021
Flint Rep announces a new, reimagined season for the summer: FLINT REP OUTSIDE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
On April 22 at 7:00 PM (ET), Queens Theatre will spotlight stories about resilience and hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic with its new film, I See You and You See Me, based on oral history and source material from the Queens Memory Project.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
Today (April 12) in live streaming: Broadway unites for Arts for Autism, Douglas Lyons is Live at the Lortel, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
The Lucille Lortel Theatre today announces its upcoming guest lineup for its popular “Live at The Lortel” podcast series. In April, the interview series features actors Ryan Haddad (April 5), Douglas Lyons (April 12), André De Shields (April 19), and Sydney Harcourt (April 26).