Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones to Star in Lynn Nottage’s Broadway Play Clyde’s


Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones will star in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s on Broadway this fall. Reza Salazar and Kara Young have also been cast with the fifth role yet to be announced.

Clyde’s follows a truck stop sandwich shop that offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Aduba is cast as the title character, the shop’s callous owner who tries to keep her staff under her thumb even as the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich.

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Kate Whoriskey directs Clyde’s, which will begin previews Wednesday, Nov. 3. Its official opening starts Monday, Nov. 22, at Second Stage’s Broadway home, The Hayes Theater.

The creative team includes scenic designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer Jennifer Moeller, lighting designer Christopher Akerlind, and sound designer Justin Ellington, and composer Justin Hicks. Casting is by The Telsey Office.

CLYDE’S is being presented in collaboration with Be Forward Productions and One Community. The production is supported by the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and by Terry and bob lindsay, with additional support provided by American Express. World Premiere by the Guthrie Theater. Originally commissioned by Joe Dowling and produced by Joseph Haj, Artistic Directors.

Single tickets for CLYDE’S are on sale today, July 12th at 2ST.com or by calling 212-541-4516.

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Aduba is currently starring in HBO’s In Treatment. She recently signed a multi-year producing deal with CBS Studios, and will star in and executive produce a new drama series titled Low Country alongside Robert and Michelle King. She will soon begin production on Netflix’s limited series Painkillers opposite Matthew Broderick.

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