Broadway ‘Hughie,’ Starring Forest Whitaker, Sets Theater and Casting

The upcoming Broadway revival of “Hughie,” with Forest Whitaker in the lead role, has locked in its Broadway plan, setting a February opening at the Booth Theater.

New York theater stalwart Frank Wood, a Tony winner for “Side Man,” has signed on to appear opposite Whitaker in the 1964 Eugene O’Neill play, in which a hustler (Whitaker) bombards a midtown New York hotel’s night clerk (Wood) with stories of his past and the time he spent with hotel’s former night clerk, Hughie, who’s recently died.

Grandage, the director behind Tony-winning “Red” and the current West End production starring Nicole Kidman, “Photograph 51,” will team up with his squad of frequent design collaborators on “Hughie”: Christopher Oram (sets and costumes), Neil Austin (lights) and Adam Cork (sound).

Darren Bagert (“Side Show”) and the Michael Grandage Company (“The Cripple of Inishmaan”) lead a list of commercial producers on the project that also includes Adam Zotovich, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Arielle Tepper Madover, Martin McCallum, Debbie Bisno, CJ E&M, Jeffrey Finn, Hagemann Rosenthal Associates, Stacey Mindich, Seaview Productions, Taylor Weinstein Theatricals, Michael Watt and the Shubert Organization.  101 Productions, Ltd. are on board as executive producers.

“Hughie” moves into the Booth to start previews Feb. 5 ahead of a Feb. 25 opening. The Booth’s current occupant, “Hand to God,” will shutter Jan. 3.

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