Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Radio Golf Tunes Into Chicago Opening Tonight
Radio Golf -- the final chapter in Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson's prolific cycle of the African American experience -- opens this evening at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
As if the Goodman's August Wilson Celebration weren't enough to pique the public's interest, last week's news that the Kenny Leon-helmed Radio Golf is likely Broadway-bound has surely swelled audiences further as evidenced by the Goodman's one-week extension to February 25. It will also likely sharpen the critics' focus on the show.
The cast of Radio Golf includes: Anthony Chisholm (who starred on Broadway in two of Wilson's other works, Two Trains Running and Gem Of The Ocean), Hassan El-Amin, John Earl Jelks (who also starred in Gem Of The Ocean on Broadway), Michole Briana White and James A. Williams.
Naturally, I'll be providing a critics' capsule in the days ahead. And you can look for my own review of the show after I see it on February 4.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
Click here for tickets.
Reports: August Wilson's Radio Golf To Swing Into Cort (January 15, 2007)