Another Broadway run is coming to an end. Following the recent announcement of a temporary suspension of performances due to COVID-19 cases within the company, producers of the Broadway play Chicken & Biscuits announce that the production will resume performances on Friday, November 19, 2021, before playing a final performance of its limited engagement at Circle in the Square Theatre on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Tickets purchased for canceled performances will be refunded at the point of purchase.
Chicken & Biscuits began previews on September 23, 2021, and celebrated its Opening Night on October 10, 2021. Variety praised Chicken & Biscuits as “A feast of black joy, love, and laughter… this play is both a Hallelujah and an A-men!” The New Yorker hailed the play as “a welcome surprise on Broadway…as the audience roared with laughter—an audience that, by the way, was more diverse than any I can recall seeing on Broadway—it was clear that the play had found the right home. Chicken & Biscuits offers something that has been in dangerously short supply lately: a good time.” According to the Wall Street Journal, “the cast is uniformly outstanding” in this “amusing and touching feel-good comedy that delivers on its promise.”
The Broadway cast features Norm Lewis, Michael Urie, Cleo King, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Devere Rogers, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Aigner Mizzelle, and Alana Raquel Bowers. This dynamic ensemble cast leads a raucous family comedy so full of laughter and love, it’ll leave you begging for seconds. The Jenkins family is coming together to celebrate the life of their father—hopefully without killing each other! But any hopes for a peaceful reunion unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral.
Directed by Zhailon Levingston (Associate Director, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical), whose debut with the show made him the youngest black director in Broadway history at age 27, the Chicken & Biscuits creative team also includes Scenic Designer Lawrence E. Moten III (Assoc., What the Constitution Means to Me, Hadestown), two-time Tony Award-nominated Costume Designer Dede Ayite (Slave Play, American Son),Lighting Designer Adam Honoré (Assoc., Derren Brown: Secret), Sound Designer Twi McCallum (Assoc., Pride & Prejudice at Long Wharf Theatre), and Wig, Hair, and Makeup Design by Nikiya Mathis (For Colored Girls). The play is produced by Pamela Ross, Hunter Arnold, E. Clayton Cornelious, Leah Michalos, Kayla Greenspan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Nick Jonas, Mapleseed Productions, Curt Cronin, John Joseph, John Paterakis, and Invisible Wall Productions/ Blaine Hopkins. Production Stage Management is by lark hackshaw.
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