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Corey Hawkins Joins ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ Broadway Revival

Corey Hawkins has been cast in John Guare’s Broadway revival of “Six Degrees of Separation.”

The “Straight Outta Compton” star is set to play Paul, the young con man whose trail of lies and deceit lie at the heart of the play. The play, which is inspired by a true story, follows Paul as he insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple by saying he knows their son at college.

Hawkins is joining Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey in the Trip Cullman directed production, which opens on April 25 for a 15-week run.

Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation” premiered off-Broadway in May of 1990 before moving to the Vivian Beaumont Theater in November of the same year. It received the 1991 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, an Obie award, a Tony Award for Best Play, and was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The rising star is already set to have a busy year. Hawkins is the star of Fox’s “24” spinoff “24: Legacy”, which debuts on Feb. 5, has a recurring role on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” as Heath, and is starring opposite Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson in the King Kong prequel “Kong: Skull Island.”

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