Billy Eugene Jones—last seen on Broadway in A Soldier's Play—has joined the cast of Manhattan Theatre Club's Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, replacing the previously announced Russell G. Jones, who left due to a scheduling conflict.
Written by Jeff Augustin, the show will begin previews October 11, ahead of opening November 2 at New York City Center – Stage I.
Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody with music by The Bengsons, the world premiere will be led by Jones and Chris Myers (How I Learned to Drive). The show follows a son's journey to connect with his father, a Haitian immigrant who once traveled from Miami to California. Years later, his son embarks on a similar road trip.
The production will also have scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dominique Fawn Hill, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, sound design by Ben Truppin-Brown, dramaturgy by Sarah Lunnie, and movement by Steph Paul. Roxana Khan will be the production stage manager.
Where the Mountain Meets the Sea played the 2020 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
MTC's line-up will continue with Broadway productions of Martyna Majok's Cost of Living, which begins previews September 13; the London transfer of Anthony McCarten's The Collaboration, starring Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope; and the Laura Linney-led world premiere of Summer, 1976. The Off-Broadway season will see the world premiere of the best we could (a family tragedy) and King James, with Poor Yella Rednecks as the first show of the 2023-24 season.