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Colman Domingo Joins Broadway’s ‘Fat Ham’ as Co-Producer – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated Colman Domingo, whose new Netflix series The madness got the green light yesterday, has plenty of room on his plate for Fat ham.

Domingo has signed on to co-produce the upcoming Broadway production of James Ijames’ Pultizer Prize-winning play Fat ham.

Performances begin Tuesday, March 21 at the American Airlines Theater Fat ham has an official opening night on Wednesday April 12th for a strictly limited 14 week engagement through Sunday August 6th.

The play, which has been described as a “comic tragedy,” reinvents Shakespeare’s hamlet by playing it at a backyard cookout where Juicy, a queer black Southern college kid grappling with identity issues, encounters the ghost of his father, who appears and demands that Juicy avenge his murder while Juicy seeks to break the cycle of trauma and violence in the service of his own liberation.

Fat ham on Broadway is a co-production of Public Theater and National Black Theatre.

“I am delighted to be co-producing the transfer of James Ijames to The National Black Theater and Public Theatre Fat ham It was directed by my dear friend and visionary director Saheem Ali,” Domingo told Deadline. “This is the kind of theater we need on Broadway – bold reinterpretations of stories that drive us all.”

The Broadway transmission of Fat ham from the Off Broadway Public Theater is the first National Black Theater production on Broadway and only the third play in Broadway’s centuries-long history to be broadcast by a black theater. The entire Off-Broadway cast will transfer to Broadway.

Domingo is currently starring Fear of the walking dead And Euphoria, and has finished filming The colour purple. He is a 2011 Tony Award nominee for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys Musical.

Fat ham is produced by Rashad V. Chambers, No Guarantees and Public Theater Productions. Andy Jones and Dylan Pager will serve as executive producers.


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