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Toni Stone

May 23—August 11, 2019

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre

Toni Stone

May 23—August 11, 2019

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"Four Stars!"

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Toni Stone is an encyclopedia of baseball stats. She’s got a great arm. And she doesn’t understand why she can't play with the boys.

New York has a brand-new heroine—and a big new hit. Lydia Diamond’s new play—the New York Times Critic’s Pick—knocks it out of the park with an intensely theatrical glimpse into the world of the first woman to go pro in baseball’s Negro Leagues. Obie Award winner April Matthis leads the cast of this funny and fascinating story of race, gender, ambition…and an unremembered superstar you’ll never forget.

Toni Stone is based on the book Curveball, The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackmann.

Produced in association with Samantha Barrie.

Running Time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Please be advised that this play contains haze and adult language, including racially-charged dialogue.

Toni Stone Cast

Eric Berryman
Harvy Blanks
King Tut
Phillip James Brannon
Daniel J. Bryant
Jonathan Burke
Toney Goins
Kenn E. Head
Ezra Knight
Toni Stone
April Matthis
u/s Alberga, Millie
Melvin Abston
u/s Toni Stone
Jennean Farmer
u/s Elzie, Jimmy, Spec
Alex Joseph Grayson
u/s Woody, Stretch, King Tut
Damian Thompson

Toni Stone Creative

Lydia R. Diamond
Set Design
Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design
Dede Ayite
Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes
Original Music & Sound Design
Broken Chord
Hair & Wig Design
Cookie Jordan
Camille A. Brown
Fight Director
Tom Schall
Production Stage Manager
Charles M. Turner III
Pam MacKinnon
Author of Original Book
Martha Ackmann

Friday Night is Giveaway Night!

Every Friday, join Toni Stone for a ballpark-style Giveaway Night at the theatre! The first 25 patrons to check-in at the merchandise booth before the show will receive a special “Toni Stone” gift. One Lucky Ticket will win a Grand Prize after intermission.

All giveaways are subject to availability; lucky ticket holders must be present at the end of the performance to collect their prize.

Commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company and Samantha Barrie, supported by The Educational Foundation of America.

Major support for Toni Stone is provided by the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater and the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

This production is supported, in part, by the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Alec Baldwin
  • James Costa and John Archibald
  • Linda L. D’Onofrio
  • Peggy and Mark Ellis
  • Howard Gilman Foundation
  • Jodi Glucksman
  • Sylvia Golden
  • Judith and Douglas Krupp
  • K. Myers
  •   Katheryn Patterson and Thomas Kempner
  • Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
  • Ira Pittelman
  • Laura S. Rodgers
  • Mary Solomon
  • Lauren and Danny Stein
  • Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
  • The Tow Foundation

Relaxed performance available July 20, 2019. Learn more.

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Laura Pels Theatre

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