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Tony & Grammy Award winner and Emmy & Academy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. returns to Broadway for the first time since his powerhouse performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Under the direction of Tony-winning director and producer Kenny Leon (Topdog/Underdog, Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), Odom, Jr. stars in the first-ever revival of Purlie Victorious: A NON-CONFEDERATE ROMP THROUGH THE COTTON PATCH. Written by and originally starring the legendary Ossie Davis, this “marvelously exhilarating” (The New York Times) hit comedy “filled with laughter” (The Wall Street Journal) begins this September.

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    Previews: September 7, 2023 Opening: September 27, 2020 Scheduled Closing: February 4, 2024 Duration: 1hr. 45min. No Intermission

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    Group Minimum: 10
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    Purlie: Leslie Odom Jr Idella Landy: Vanessa Bell Calloway Gitlow Judson: Billy Eugene Jones Sheriff: Bill Timoney Deputy: Noah Pyzik Charlie Cotchipee: Noah Robbins Ol’ Cap’n Cotchipee: Jay O. Sanders Missy Judson: Heather Alicia Simms Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins: Kara Young


    Written by: Ossie Davis Director: Kenny Leon Set Designer: Derek McLane Costume Designer: Emilio Sosa Lighting Designer: Adam Honoré Sound Designer: Peter Fitzgerald

    Purlie Victorious Judson is a traveling preacher, who returns to his small Georgia town during the era of Jim Crow, hoping to save the community's church and emancipate the cotton pickers who work on an oppressive plantation.
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