James Theatre. Richardson Jackson, who has appeared in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "A Raisin in the Sun," is making her Broadway directorial debut and will be the first woman to ever direct an August Wilson play on Broadway. "The Piano Lesson" will begin performances on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the St.

He was last seen on the Main Stem in 2011's "The Mountaintop." Jackson recently received an Honorary Oscar for his long career, which includes roles in "The Avengers," "Pulp Fiction" and "A Time to Kill." Jackson appeared in the 1990 original Broadway production, albeit in a different role.
Brooks has appeared in "Orange Is the New Black" and "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia." She is slated to star in the big screen adaptation of the musical version of "The Color Purple."
Washington's father, Denzel Washington, has been planning a film version of "The Piano Lesson." Denzel Washington previously starred in the Oscar-winning adaptation of "Fences," another Wilson play. Washington's credits include "BlacKkKlansman" and "Malcolm & Marie." He will next be seen in David O. Russell's currently untitled cinematic happening.
Jackson will return to Broadway in a new revival of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson." He's joined by a cast that includes "Tenet" star John David Washington and "The Peacemaker's" Danielle Brooks. The show is something of a family affair for Jackson. Samuel L. LaTanya Richardson Jackson, the actor's wife, will direct the show.
"The Piano Lesson" is set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936 and follows a brother and sister locked in a feud over the fate of a family heirloom: a piano carved with the faces of their ancestors.” />

In fact, Lee asked her to walk around Brooklyn for an afternoon while wearing the wig and dressed in her film wardrobe.
Laura Harrier really want to keep the afro wig that she wore in Spike Lee’s new real-life drama "BlackKklansman."
In the movie, Harrier plays the college student activist girlfriend of Ron Stallworth, a black cop in Colorado Springs who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1978 by pretending to be white on phone calls with members of the hate group, including David Duke.
“But Spike was like, ‘No, you can’t take that.’ We’ll see if I can get my hands on it one day.” “I tried to steal it,” Harrier joked with Variety on Thursday at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Grants Banquet.
John David Washington, who stars as Stallworth, said music was the key to his preparation.
“I was listening to The Beatles and I was listening to Marvin Gaye obviously. “I rid myself of all R&B and hip hop for almost three months, listening to nothing but War and Jimi Hendrix, ‘Live at Woodstock,’” he said. I was watching ‘Soul Train’ every night.”” />
I just felt powerful and badass.” “All of that was actually from the ‘70s. It was just so cool to put on the clothes. I had the fro and I had the black leather jacket. “The incredible costume designer Marci Rodgers sourced all original vintage,” Harrier said.
“People were like, ‘Yes, soul sister!’…I felt really empowered.” “People were giving me black power fists,” Harrier said.