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Off B’way ‘Call’ gets a cast

Kerry Butler, Crystal A. Dickinson to appear

Kerry Butler (“Hairspray”) and Crystal A. Dickinson (“Clybourne Park”) are among the thesps lined up to star in “The Call,” the new play by Tanya Barfield that will bow this spring at Off Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons.

Eisa Davis (“Passing Strange”), Kelly AuCoin and Russell G. Jones also appear in the show, about a white couple (Butler and AuCoin) who decide to adopt a child from Africa. World preem production reunites Barfield with helmer Leigh Silverman, who directed Barfield’s “Blue Door” at Playwrights Horizons in 2006.

“The Call,” co-presented by Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages, is part of a Playwrights slate that also includes “The Flick,” the latest from Annie Baker, and the musical adaptation of “Far from Heaven” by book writer Richard Greenberg (“Take Me Out”) and the “Grey Gardens” tunesmiths Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Meanwhile, Primary Stages recently bowed its revival of David Ives comedy “All in the Timing.”

“The Call” begins previews March 22 ahead of an April 14 opening.

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