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WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST 

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CHARLIE HUDSON III (u/s Joseph Asagi and Moving Men). Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Hurt Village (Signature Theatre), White Woman Street (Irish Repertory Theatre), Bike Wreck (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Old Comedy (Classic Stage Company), and Mother Courage (Public Theater). Selected regional: Baltimore Centerstage's The Raisin Cycle (A Raisin in the Sun/Clybourne Park in rep). Film/TV: Newlyweeds, "The Rosa Parks Story," Waterfront, Sylacauga, "Criminal Justice," and "Unforgettable." Alabama State University (BA); Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium (MFA). Thanks to God for the opportunity and my loving family for support.

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DARIUS KALEB (u/s Travis Younger), 11, is thrilled to join this cast. He was seen recently in Motown the Musical as the young Michael Jackson (Broadway debut). Darius graced London's West End in Thriller Live and joined the Japanese tour of Thriller Live as young MJ. TV: "The Tony Awards," "Fox & Friends," "Inside Edition," and BET. Darius thanks God, his parents, family and friends, and Kenny Leon for their support.

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MICHELE SHAY (Standby for Lena Younger) is a Tony-nominated, Obie Award-winning actress/director best known for her performances in August Wilson's Seven Guitars, Home (Negro Ensemble Company), for colored girls...., The Vagina Monologues, Playboy of the West Indies (Lincoln Center Theater), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coriolanus (New York Shakespeare Festival), Gem of the Ocean directed by Kenny Leon (Alliance Theatre), and Radio Golf (Yale Repertory Theatre). Film and TV credits include He Got Game, One True Thing, and NBC's "Another World."

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MICHELLE WILSON (u/s Ruth Younger). New York: Detroit '67 (Public Theater/Classical Theatre of Harlem), New Jersey Performing Arts Center, NYC Fringe Festival, the Lark, and Center Stage. Chicago: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Onyx Theatre Company, European Repertory Company, Bailiwick Theater, and Strawdog Theatre Company. Regional: Indiana Repertory, Stella Adler Theater (Los Angeles), and the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. TV credits: "Blue Bloods" and "ER." Independent films: Nehemiah (2014 Pan African Film Fest), The Bicycle (2014 Pan African Film Fest), Reverse Cowgirl, and Sink.

KENNY LEON's (Director) most recent Broadway productions include Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly, Katori Hall's The Mountaintop, and August Wilson's Fences, which garnered ten Tony nominations (including Best Director) and won Tonys for Best Revival, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Mr. Leon's productions of August Wilson's Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean were nominated for Tony Awards for Best Play and his 2004 production of A Raisin in the Sun was nominated for Best Revival. He was nominated as Best Director by the Directors Guild of America for his television adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun, which also received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and three NAACP Image Awards. His most recent TV projects include "In My Dreams," airing on ABC, "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (the Hallmark Channel), and the TV version of the hit play Steel Magnolias (Lifetime). After building a career in regional theatre (Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre, L.A.'s Center Theatre, the Public Theatre, and Chicago's Goodman Theatre, among many others), and leading Atlanta's Alliance Theatre for 11 years, Mr. Leon founded Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta in 2002.

MARK THOMPSON (Set Design) has designed sets and costumes for many Broadway Productions including One Man, Two Guvnors; La Bête; God of Carnage; Bombay Dreams; Life (x) 3; Mamma Mia!; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Arcadia (Lincoln Center Theatre); Art; The Blue Room; Blast!; The Unexpected Man; and Shadowlands. He also designed the set for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Follies. Metropolitan Opera credits include The Queen of Spades and Macbeth. Recent work in London includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); She Stoops to Conquer, London

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