Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Dominique Morrisseau's Skeleton Crew completes its limited Broadway run February 20. The show celebrated an official opening January 26 after beginning previews December 27 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
The play, the third in Morisseau's Detroit Cycle, tells the story of a tight-knit family of workers at a small auto factory facing foreclosure. Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs, with a cast led by Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun) and Brandon J. Dirden (Jitney). The cast also includes Chanté Adams in her Broadway debut, Joshua Boone (Network), and dancer-choreographer Adesola Osakalumi (Fela!).
The creative team includes set designer Michael Carnahan (Lackawana Blues), costume designer Emilio Sosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), lighting designer Rui Rita (The Velocity of Autumn), and projection designer Nicholas Hussong (On Your Feet!). Original music and sound design is by Rob Kaplowitz, with original songs by Jimmy ‘J Keys’ Keys, and vocal foley work by Chesney Snow. Casting is by Dave Caparelliotis and Kelly Gillespie, and Kamra A. Jacobs serves as production stage manager.