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A Soldier's Play

December 27, 2019—March 15, 2020

American Airlines Theatre

A Soldier's Play

December 27, 2019—March 15, 2020

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1944. A Louisiana Army base. A sergeant is murdered—and the crime, with its masterfully unfolded investigation, triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America.

A hair-raising drama that reverberates with the "authentic and exciting pulse" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) of mystery, Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece rockets onto Broadway for the first time, starring three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier and two-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun).

Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission

A Soldier's Play Cast

Sergeant Vernon C. Waters
David Alan Grier
Captain Richard Davenport
Blair Underwood
Private First Class Melvin Peterson
Nnamdi Asomugha
Captain Charles Taylor
Jerry O'Connell
Private Louis Henson
McKinley Belcher III
Corporal Bernard Cobb
Rob Demery
Private Tony Smalls
Jared Grimes
Private James Wilkie
Billy Eugene Jones
Lieutenant Byrd
Nate Mann
Corporal Ellis
Warner Miller
Private C. J. Memphis
J. Alphonse Nicholson
Captain Wilcox
Lee Aaron Rosen
u/s Private James Wilkie, Private C.J. Memphis
Michael Andreaus
u/s Private Louis Henson, Captain Richard Davenport
Franklin Bongjio
u/s Lieutenant Byrd, Captain Wilcox
Matthew Goodrich
u/s Corporal Bernard Cobb, Corporal Ellis, Private Tony Smalls
Lorenzo Jackson
u/s Sergeant Vernon C. Waters
Howard Overshown

“I think America needs to hear the newness and the freshness of this play.”

—Kenny Leon

A Soldier's Play Creatives

Charles Fuller
Set Design
Derek McLane
Costume Design
Dede Ayite
Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes
Sound Design
Dan Moses Schreier
Dialect Consultant
Kate Wilson
Fight Choreographer
Thomas Schall
Production Stage Manager
lark hackshaw
Kenny Leon


Support for A Soldier’s Play is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

Presented at

American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues