“Topdog/Underdog” returns to Broadway starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins

Emmy Award-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Tony nominee Corey Hawkins are set to star in the Broadway play Topdog/Underdog.

According to reports, written by Suzan-Lori Parks, the play will run for four months; beginning on October 20 at the John Golden Theatre. 

In 2001, Parks’ Topdog/Underdog won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, making her the first African-America woman to receive that award.

The original Broadway production of Topdog/Underdog debuted 7 April 2002. In 2018, the play was named “The Greatest American Play of the Past 25 Years” by The New York Times.

“I’m so blessed that Topdog is back on Broadway! What a beautiful opportunity to share this work with new audiences. And, wow, how many writers get to be here for a Broadway revival of their work? I’m grateful and thrilled,” Parks in a statement, according to Essence. “And doing the show with Kenny, Yahya, and Corey — that’s icing on the gravy, baby!”


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