Stephen Adly Guirgis' Pulitzer-winning Between Riverside and Crazy closes out its extended Broadway debut via Second Stage Theater February 19 at the Hayes Theater. Performances began November 30, 2022, and the production officially opened December 19. Read reviews here.
Performances January 31-February 12 and February 17–18 streamed live. Today's final performance will stream as well.
Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winner Common made his Broadway debut starring as Junior. He shares the stage with much of the play's original Off-Broadway cast, including Victor Almanzar as Oswaldo, Elizabeth Canavan as Detective O'Connor, Gary Perez as Lieutenant Caro, Rosal Colón as Lulu, Maria-Christina Oliveras as Church Lady, and Stephen McKinley Henderson as Pops; Almanzar and Canavan also made their Broadway debuts with the production.
Rounding out the company as understudies are Erick Betancourt, J. Anthony Crane, Shawn Randall, Kate A. Mulligan, Leo Finnie, and Viviana Valeria.
A comedic look at life in rent-controlled New York City, Guirgis' play follows recently widowed ex-cop Walter "Pops" Washington and his recently paroled son Junior as they try to hold onto their rent-stabilized apartment.
Pendleton, who also directed the cast Off-Broadway, returns with his original creative team: scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Alexis Forte, lighting designer Keith Parham, and sound designer Ryan Rumery, who also provides original music. Casting is by William Cantler and Karyn Casl of The Telsey Office, with John C. Moore serving as production stage manager and Bryan Bauer as stage manager.
Between Riverside and Crazy made its Off-Broadway debut in 2014 at Atlantic Theater, where it had a sold-out run. Second Stage revived the show with much of the same cast and creative team at its Tony Kiser Theater Off-Broadway in February 2015.