Trouble in Mind 2021

Opened: November 18, 2021
Closing: January 09, 2022

Trouble in Mind - 2021 - Broadway History , Info & More

Todd Haimes Theatre (Broadway)
229 W. 42nd St. New York, NY

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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Review: ‘Trouble in Mind,’ 66 Years Late and Still On Time
8 / 10

For sheer crackling timeliness, the play most of the moment is in fact the oldest: Alice Childress's 'Trouble in Mind,' which opened on Thursday at the American Airlines Theater. Originally produced in 1955 in Greenwich Village, but derailed on its path to becoming the first play by a Black woman to reach Broadway - a distinction that went to Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun' four years later - it is only now getting the mainstream attention it deserves, in a Roundabout Theater Company production that does justice to its complexity.

Review | 65 years later, ‘Trouble in Mind’ arrives on Broadway
8 / 10

'Trouble in Mind' is worth seeing, as it speaks directly to current concerns in the theater industry over institutional and unconscious racism, as seen in the depictions of Black characters (which has led to recent revisions in shows such as 'The Book of Mormon' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird') and the handling of disagreements (which has led to the hiring of directors of diversity, equity, and inclusion). 'Trouble in Mind' may have waited 65 years to come to Broadway, but it is remarkably on point and on time.

Photos: TROUBLE IN MIND Opens On Broadway!
by Bruce Glikas - November 19, 2021

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.'

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway!
by Team BWW - November 19, 2021

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind opened on Broadway. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night!

Review Roundup: TROUBLE IN MIND Opens On Broadway Starring Tony-Winner, LaChanze
by A.A. Cristi - November 18, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has released a first look portrait of the cast of the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, starring Tony & Emmy Award-winner LaChanze and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

VIDEO: First Look at LaChanze, Chuck Cooper & More in TROUBLE IN MIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 17, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and starring Tony & Emmy Award winner LaChanze.

Photos: First Look at LaChanze, Michael Zegen & More in TROUBLE IN MIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 15, 2021

Trouble in Mind is now in previews and will open officially on Thursday, November 18, 2021. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

VIDEO: See Interviews With LaChanze, Michael Zegen, Jessica Frances Dukes & More on TROUBLE IN MIND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 29, 2021

Check out interviews from the cast of Trouble in Mind, including LaChanze as “Wiletta Mayer,” 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,” and more.

TROUBLE IN MIND Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Stephi Wild - October 29, 2021

Trouble In Mind officially begins previews tonight, October 29, at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Learn more about the cast here!

Photos: First Look at the Cast of TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - October 22, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has released a first look portrait of the cast of the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, starring Tony & Emmy Award-winner LaChanze and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

Roundabout Announces WBLS-FM Ticketing Partnership for TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 19, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, is partnering with radio station 107.5 WBLS-FM, the nation’s most recognizable Black radio station, offering 300 tickets at $19.57 to every preview performance in every section of the theater. 

VIDEO: LaChanze & the Company of TROUBLE IN MIND Get Ready for Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - October 24, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Watch as the company gets ready to bring the show to Broadway!

Photos: Meet the Cast of TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - October 14, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big day.

TROUBLE IN MIND Adds Michael Zegen, Chuck Cooper, Danielle Campbell and More
by A.A. Cristi - September 28, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the full cast joining Tony & Emmy Award winner LaChanze in the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

Photo: Tickets Are Now on Sale For TROUBLE IN MIND Starring LaChanze; Check Out the All New Poster!
by Stephi Wild - July 28, 2021

Roundabout's production of Trouble in Mind comes to Broadway following two recent development readings with director Charles Randolph-Wright. Roundabout audiences will know the work of playwright Alice Childress from the recent online reading of her play, Wine in the Wilderness, as part of Roundabout's multi-year The Refocus Project.

LaChanze Will Lead Roundabout's TROUBLE IN MIND on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - July 9, 2021

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Tony & Emmy Award winner LaChanze will star in the Broadway premiere of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. LaChanze is a founding member of Black Theatre United; she returns to Broadway following A Christmas Carol (2019) and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2018), for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

Trouble in Mind FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Trouble in Mind have there been?
Trouble in Mind has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2021.
What Tony Awards has Trouble in Mind been nominated for?
"Trouble in Mind" has been nominated for Best Costume Design of a Play for Emilio Sosa and Best Revival of a Play.
What awards has Trouble in Mind been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Trouble in Mind, Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for LaChanze, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama League Awards) for Trouble In Mind, Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Emilio Sosa, and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Trouble in Mind.

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