‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ Will Hit Broadway in October

The eagerly anticipated play by Keenan Scott Young II, will showcase a preview on October 1st, followed by an opening on October 31st at Broadway’s Golden Theatre . 

(Top left-right) Dyllón Burnside, Luke James, Tristan “Mack” Wilds, (Center) Keith David, (Bottom left-right) Forrest McClendon, Bryan Terrell Clark, Da’Vinchi

The cast includes esteemed acting veteran Keith David (Greenleaf, Seven Guitars),  break-out star Dyllón Burnside (Pose), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Da’Vinchi (All American), Luke James (The Chi), Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys), and Tristan “Mack” Wilds (The Wire).

The productions official description reads: “As the sun rises on a single day in the pulsing heart of Brooklyn, seven Black men are about to discover the extraordinary – together. By Keenan Scott II, one of today’s boldest new voices, Thoughts of a Colored Man blends spoken word, slam poetry, rhythm, and humor into a daringly universal new play…This richly theatrical mosaic shines brilliant light onto these men, a tight-knit brotherhood, revealing their most triumphant selves.”

Thoughts of a Colored Man Creative Team

Director: Steve H. Broadnax III 

Music: Te’La and Brother Kamau

Set Design: Robert Brill 

Costume Design: Toni-Leslie James Devario D. Simmons

Lighting Design: Ryan O’Gara Projection Design: Sven Ortel

Sound Design: Mikaal Sulaiman

Keenan Scott II, Brian Moreland, and Steve H. Broadnax III 

The production will serve as a Broadway debut for both Scott and Broadnax. It will also be the the first new play to premiere following the Covid-19 shutdown. 

The dates and cast came through announcements from producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Diana DiMenna, Samira Wiley, Sheryl Lee Ralph, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization.

Ticket sales will begin June 18 at 11 AM ET.