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Brandon J. Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

First Look: Skeleton Crew Premieres on Broadway

There’s a new play opening up on Broadway! Skeleton Crew, written by Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau, is currently in preview performances at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and is set to open on Wednesday, January 26. The production stars Chanté Adams, Joshua Boone, Brandon J. Dirden, Adesola Osakalumi, and Tony Award winner and five-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad.

In 2008 Detroit, a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure, and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred, and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival and their ultimate hopes for humanity.

The full creative team for Skeleton Crew includes Michael Carnahan (scenic design), Emilio Sosa (costume design), Rui Rita (lighting design), Rob Kaplowitz (original music and sound design), Nicholas Hussong (projection design), Jimmy Keys aka “J. Keys” (original music and lyrics), Adesola Osakalumi (choreography), Cookie Jordan (hair & wig design), and Kamra A. Jacobs (production stage manager).

Get a first look at the production below.


Joshua Boone and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Adesola Osakalumi in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Adesola Osakalumi in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brandon J. Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brandon J. Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Adesola Osakalumi in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Adesola Osakalumi in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone, Brandon J. Dirden, Phylicia Rashad, and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone, Brandon J. Dirden, Phylicia Rashad, and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone, Brandon J. Dirden, Phylicia Rashad, and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone, Brandon J. Dirden, Phylicia Rashad, and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Joshua Boone and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brandon J. Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Brandon J. Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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