Opening Night for TopDog/UnderDog on Broadway October 20, 2022

Actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Corey Hawkins

On Thursday, October 20, 2022, was opening and the 20th anniversary of the Suzan Lori Parkes Tony award winning show TopDog/UnderDog. This time actors Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Corey Hawkins play the lead roles.

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parkes — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

As theatergoers may know, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG is a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln (Hawkins) and Booth (Abdul-Mateen II), names given to them as a joke by their father. The two are very haunted by the past and their obsession with the street con game, three-card monte. As the story unfolds, the brothers come to learn the true nature of their history.

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parkes and Director Kenny Leon — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Director Spike Lee and Playwright Suzan-Lori Parkes — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Playwright Lynn Nottage and Playwright Suzan-Lori Parkes — — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Legendary Choreographer, Dancer, & Teacher, George Faison — — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actor, Leon — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actress Alysis Reiner — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actress Lorraine Toussaint — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actress Tamara Tunie — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actress, Singer, and Dancer LaChanze — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actress Teyonah Parris — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actress Amirah Vann — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Actress Amirah Vann and Patrick Oyeku — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Director Spike Lee — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Executive Artistic Director, Jonathan McCrory and Sade Lythcott, CEO, National Black Theater — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

The show, TopDog/Underdog is playing at the John Golden Theater on West 45th Street and will play until January 15, 2023. For more information, visit the website, and follow on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Judith Davis

A professional writer, content manager, and web producer who has worked for quite a few high profile brands. https://twitter.com/JudithD_NYCGirl