Williams drops from ‘Mambo’

Thesp passes on Broadway due to hip problems

Billy Dee Williams has withdrawn from the Broadway-bound musical “The Mambo Kings.” An aggravated hip condition was given as the cause.

Williams had signed to play the role of nightclub impresario Fernando Perez. His replacement was not announced.

“The Mambo Kings” stars Esai Morales, Jaime Camil, Justina Machado and Albita. The show plays San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theater May 24-June 19. Previews begin July 20 in Gotham at the Broadway Theater. Opening night is Aug. 18.

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