On Tuesday night, December 20, at Broadway’s Thoughts of a Colored Man, playwright Keenan Scott II made the rare move of going on in one of the roles, after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19 and two non-COVID related illnesses felled the cast.
With the three actors out, and only two trained understudies, the production asked producer Brian Moreland if Scott could step into the role of “Wisdom” with less than 15 minutes until curtain, not wanting the audience to be without a performance. Scott performed the role script-in-hand and is expected to continue playing the role at least through the holiday weekend.
Producer Moreland said, “It was a thrilling night for a Broadway audience to experience our play. Keenan Scott II is a bold new voice for now, and last night he exhibited the power and resilience of everyone who makes up the Broadway community.”
Take a look at Keenan Scott II during the performance’s curtain call at the Golden Theatre.
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