When did The Piano Lesson open on Broadway?
The original production of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson premiered at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway on April 16, 1990. The first Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson began previews on September 19, 2022, and had its opening night on October 13, 2022.
Where is The Piano Lesson playing on Broadway?
The current revival of The Piano Lesson is playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, though the show originally premiered at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway on April 16, 1990.
How long is the running time for The Piano Lesson on Broadway?
The current Broadway revival of The Piano Lesson has a running time of 2 hours & 20 minutes, including an intermission.
Who wrote The Piano Lesson?
The Piano Lesson was written in 1987 by acclaimed American playwright August Wilson. The Piano Lesson is the fourth play in Wilson's The Pittsburgh Cycle and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1990.
What is August Wilson's The Piano Lesson about?
August Wilson's The Piano Lesson is set during the aftermath of the Great Depression in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Piano Lesson follows the Charles family and their family heirloom - a piano - which is decorated e carvings by one of their enslaved ancestors. August Wilson's The Piano Lesson focuses on the arguments between a brother and a sister - Boy Willie & Berniece - who have different ideas on what to do with the piano. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano in order to have the money to buy the land where their ancestors were held as slaves, but Berniece wants to keep the piano, as she believes it's important to keep an item that belonged to their ancestors and feels it's important to keep a physical reminder of their ancestor's enslavement.
Who is starring in the 2022 revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson on Broadway?
The 2022 Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson has an all-star cast! The current cast of The Piano Lesson on Broadway includes movie icon Samuel L. Jackson as Doaker Charles, Golden Globe-nominated actor John David Washington as Boy Willie, and Tony Award-nominated (for The Color Purple) actress Danielle Brooks as Berniece.
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