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Tristan Mack Wilds, Dyllón Burnside, Forrest McClendon, Da'Vinchi.

First Look: Thoughts of a Colored Man at Broadway’s Golden Theatre

There’s a new play on Broadway! Thoughts of a Colored Man officially opened on Broadway Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the Golden Theatre.

Written by Keenan Scott II, the cast of the play features Dyllón Burnside (FX’s Pose), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Da’Vinchi (Showtime’s upcoming Black Mafia Family), Grammy Award nominee Luke James (Showtime’s The Chi), Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon (The Scottsboro Boys), Grammy Award nominee Tristan “Mack” Wilds (HBO’s The Wire), and Esau Pritchett (Prodigal Son). The understudies for the production are Bjorn DuPaty and Garrett Turner.

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. Welcome to the vibrant inner life of being Black, proud, and thriving in the 21st century.

This richly theatrical mosaic shines brilliant light onto these men, a tight-knit brotherhood, revealing their most triumphant selves. Their vibrant and vulnerable experiences and feelings reverberate far beyond the barbershops and basketball courts of their community. They reveal the deeply human hopes, joys, sorrows, fears, and dreams of all men, all people.

Take a look at photos from the production below.


Luke James, Esau Pritchett, Da’Vinchi, Forrest McClendon, Dyllón Burnside, Tristan Mack Wilds, and Bryan Terrell Clark in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Luke James, Esau Pritchett, Da’Vinchi, Forrest McClendon, Dyllón Burnside, Tristan Mack Wilds, and Bryan Terrell Clark in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Da’Vinchi and Dyllón Burnside in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Tristan Mack Wilds, Dyllón Burnside, Forrest McClendon, and Da’Vinchi in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Luke James, Esau Pritchett, Da’Vinchi, Dyllón Burnside, Tristan Mack Wilds, and Forrest McClendon in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Da’Vinchi and Dyllón Burnside in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Luke James in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
Luke James, Esau Pritchett, Da’Vinchi, Forrest McClendon, Dyllón Burnside, Tristan Mack Wilds, and Bryan Terrell Clark in Thoughts of a Colored Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

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