Every New Broadway Play in Production This Fall Will Be by a Black Author

Broadway will reopen in August after theaters 18 months ago due to COVID-19. Seven new plays are set to debut this fall, all of which are created by Black playwrights, including:


  • Lackawanna Blues, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
  • Chicken & Biscuits, written by Douglas Lyons and directed by Zhailon Levingston.
  • Pass Over, written by Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu and directed by Danya Taymor.
  • Trouble in Mind, written by Alice Childress and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.
  • Thoughts of a Colored Man, written by Keenan Scott II and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. 
  • Clyde’s, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey.
  • Skeleton Crew, written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.


“I think people are going to be refreshed to be back in the theater, but also refreshed with the stories they’re getting in the theater,” Lyons told Fischels. “There’s a whole generation of artists that have not been seen, and I feel like this COVID-19 thing stopped the world and gave Broadway no excuse to not see us.”

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