EXCLUSIVE Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and husband/government producer Todd Tucker have joined the manufacturing crew of Broadway’s upcoming The Piano Lesson revival starring Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington and Danielle Brooks.
Burruss and Tucker have been co-producers of Broadway’s Thoughts of a Colored Man earlier this season. They be a part of the Piano Lesson producing crew of Brian Anthony Moreland, Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy. LaTanya Richardson Jackson will direct.
The Piano Lesson begins performances on Monday, September 19, on the St. James Theatre.
“We couldn’t be more honored and excited to join the producing team of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson,” mentioned Burruss and Tucker in a press release. “As we continue to push to diversify the Broadway audience, this all-star team and cast is a dream come true for our next venture on Broadway.”
Also within the forged are Trai Byers, Ray Fisher, April Matthis and Michael Potts. The design crew consists of Beowolf Boritt (Set Design), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Design), Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design), Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), and Cookie Jordan (Wig Design).
In addition to Real Housewives, Burruss appeared in the Showtime drama The Chi, the Fox competitors collection The Masked Singer, and CBS’ Celebrity Big Brother. She and Tucker exec-produced Kandi & the Gang and Kandi Koated Nights, amongst different collection and specials.
August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Piano Lesson is the fourth play within the playwright’s American Century Cycle, and is set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the place a brother and sister are locked in a battle over the destiny of a household heirloom: a piano carved with the faces of their ancestors.