Tonya Pinkins and Harry Lennix lead the cast of “Radio Golf,” confirmed to begin perfs at Broadway’s Cort Theater April 20.
Kenny Leon (“Gem of the Ocean,” “A Raisin in the Sun”) helms the play, the tenth and final installment of August Wilson’s 10-play chronicle of African-American life in the 20th century.
Lennix, who was a series regular on “Commander in Chief” and had a recurring role in the current season of “24,” plays a black politico running for office but dogged by the past. Pinkins (“Caroline, or Change”) plays his wife and campaign manager. Show is set in 1997 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where the majority of the cycle’s plays take place.
Broadway run of “Golf” caps a tour through the regionals that included stops at Yale Rep, the Mark Taper Forum in L.A., and Chicago’s Goodman Theater, where the show is currently playing through Feb. 25. Thesps appearing in the Chicago incarnation include Hassan El-Amin and Michole Briana White, in the roles to be filled by Lennix and Pinkins.
“Golf” is produced by Jujamcyn Theaters, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Margo Lion, Tamara Tunie, the Bunting Management Group, Lauren Doll, Fran Firmser and Gordon Davidson.
Production opens May 8, just before the May 9 cutoff for Tony eligibility.