Samuel L. Jackson will make his Broadway comeback in a new revival of August Wilson‘s “The Piano Lesson.” His co-stars in the show include John David Washington, who starred in “Tenet,” and Danielle Brooks, who starred in “The Peacemaker.” For Jackson, the concert is somewhat of a family affair. The musical will be directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson, the actor’s wife.
Even though he played a different part on Broadway, Michael Jackson appeared in the original 1990 production. In 2011’s “The Mountaintop,” he made his final appearance on the big screen. “The Avengers,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “A Time to Kill” are just a few of the films in which Jackson has appeared.
Denzel Washington, Washington’s father, has been developing a cinematic adaptation of his son’s book “The Piano Lesson.” Denzel Washington previously appeared in the Academy Award-winning version of “Fences.” BlacKkKlansman” and “Malcolm & Marie” are just a few of Washington’s film credits. He will next be seen in an unnamed film by David O. Russell.
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia and “Orange Is the New Black” are among the television shows in which Brooks has featured. She is set to feature in the film adaption of “The Color Purple” musical version.
Richardson Jackson, who has acted in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “A Raisin in the Sun,” is making her Broadway directing debut and the first woman to ever direct an August Wilson play on Broadway in her debut. “The Piano Lesson” is slated to kick off on September 19, 2022, at the St. James Theatre.
“The Piano Lesson” is set in 1936 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, and two siblings are at odds over the destiny of a family heirloom: a piano engraved with portraits of their forefathers and mothers.