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Toni Stone

May 23–August 11, 2019

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Laura Pels Theatre


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.

Lydia Diamond's new play knocks it out of the park with an intensely theatrical glimpse into the world of the first woman to go pro in the Negro Leagues. Obie Award winner April Matthis leads a bullpen of players crossing age, race and gender in this vibrant look at how we stay in the game and play our own way. 

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 15 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

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

Toni Stone Cast

Stretch
Eric Berryman
Alberga
Harvy Blanks
King Tut
Phillip James Brannon
Spec
Daniel J. Bryant
Elzie
Jonathan Burke
Jimmy
Toney Goins
Millie
Kenn E. Head
Woody
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

Playwright
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
Choreography
Camille A. Brown
Fight Director
Tom Schall
Production Stage Manager
Charles M. Turner III
Director
Pam MacKinnon
Author of Original Book
Martha Ackmann



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

Toni Stone is a recipient of an 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.

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE
THE ROUNDABOUT LEADERS FOR NEW WORKS
  • 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 June 20, 2019. Learn more.

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Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Laura Pels Theatre

111 West 46th Street

(between 6th and 7th Avenues)