First Look At Kerry Washington’s Return To Broadway In American SonPosted by Wilson Morales
August 9, 2018
Here’s the first look at Kerry Washington‘s return to Broadway in American Son.
Directed by Kenny Leon, who won a Tony for his direction of A Raisin in the Sun in 2014, the play also stars Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee.
Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown is making his Broadway debut with this show. American Son explores tensions of race and class in America as an estranged interracial couple spends the evening in a police station after their teenage son’s car has been found without him in it. The play received its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in 2016.
Washington will play Kendra Ellis-Connor, with Pasquale as Scott Connor, and Eugene Lee (Gem of the Ocean) as Lieutenant John Stokes.
Washington returns to Broadway in this new drama after making her debut in David Mamet’s Race (2009) and starring, for seven acclaimed seasons, on the hit television ABC series “Scandal.” Pasquale returns to Broadway following his starring roles in Junk (LCT) and Bridges of Madison County. On television Pasquale is known for his performances in “The People Vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” and seven seasons on “Rescue Me.”
“I’m excited to have houses full of all different kinds of people, because I really think it’s going to be something that resonates,” she said to Vanity Fair. “The themes of the play are going to spark a curiosity for a lot of different kinds of people.”
AMERICAN SON will begin performances on Saturday, October 6, 2018 with an official opening night set for Sunday, November 4, 2018. American Son will play a limited engagement at the Booth Theatre on Broadway (222 West 45th Street).