The Piano Lesson, Starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington & Danielle Brooks, Extends | Srtalent


Samuel L. Jackson in “The Piano Lesson”
(Photo: Julieta Cervantes)

The Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson will now run through January 29, 2023. The production, directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson, began performances at the Barrymore Theatre on September 19 and officially opened on October 13. Directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson, The Piano Lesson stars Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks and John David Washington. 

Winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Piano Lesson is set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936. A battle is brewing in the Charles household. At the center lies the family’s prized heirloom piano. On one side, a brother (Washington) plans to build the family fortune by selling it. On the other, a sister (Brooks) will go to any length to keep it and preserve the family history. Only their uncle (Jackson) stands in between. But even he can’t hold back the ghosts of the past.

The cast also includes Michael Potts, Ray Fisher, April Matthis and Trai Byers. 

The Piano Lesson features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Scott Lehrer and wig design by Cookie Jordan

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