FEATURE: The Greene Space’s August Wilson’s American Century Cycle-Joe Turner’s Come and Gone Recap

Phylicia Rashad and I

Phylicia Rashad and I!

Yesterday I witnessed yet another stellar production by the team at Greene Space! New York Public Radio is doing an exquisite job in presenting the August Wilson Century Cycle. An outstanding cast of Broadway and Hollywood notables assembled and, under the direction of the legendary Phylicia Rashad, a breathtaking performance ensued. Given that the cast only has two days to rehearse, I’m sure it helped that about half of them had previously performed their roles at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, also under the director of Ms. Rashad.

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FEATURE: The Greene Space’s August Wilson’s American Century Cycle- Joe Turners Come and Gone

PlaybillJoe Turner’s Come and Gone is the second installment in the August Wilson 10 part series, The Pittsburgh Cycle.  The play opened on Broadway on March 27th, 1988 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and ran for 105 performances. Directed by Lloyd Richards, the cast included Delroy Lindo and Angela Bassett. Joe Turner’s Come and Gone was nominated for both the 1988 Tony and Drama Desk Awaards for Best Play and Won the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Play that year.