EXCLUSIVE Actual Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and husband/government producer Todd Tucker have joined the manufacturing group of Broadway’s upcoming The Piano Lesson revival starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks.
Burruss and Tucker have been co-producers of Broadway’s Ideas of a Coloured Man earlier this season. They be part of the Piano Lesson producing group of Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy. LaTanya Richardson Jackson will direct.
The Piano Lesson begins performances on Monday, September 19, on the St. James Theatre.
“We couldn’t be extra honored and excited to affix the manufacturing group of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson,” mentioned Burruss and Tucker in a press release. “As we proceed to push to diversify the Broadway viewers, this all-star group and solid is a dream come true for our subsequent enterprise on Broadway.”
Additionally within the solid are Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis and Michael Potts. The design group contains Beowolf Boritt (Set Design), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design), Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design), Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), and Cookie Jordan (Wig Design).
Along with Actual Housewives, Burruss appeared in the Showtime drama The Chi, the Fox competitors sequence The Masked Singer, and CBS’ Movie star Massive Brother. She and Tucker exec-produced Kandi & the Gang and Kandi Koated Nights, amongst different sequence and specials.
August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Piano Lesson is the fourth play within the playwright’s American Century Cycle, and is set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the place a brother and sister are locked in a warfare over the destiny of a household heirloom: a piano carved with the faces of their ancestors.