April 13 - 17, 2015
Featuring Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin in the title role, Jelani Alladin, Nat Chandler, Carrie Compere, Maria Couch, Glory Crampton, Alan H. Green, Leah Hocking, Kevin Leak, Jr., Caitlyn McLaughlin, Kenita Miller, Amma Osei, Jim Poulos, Isaiah Register, Elizabeth Teeter, Gordon Joseph Weiss, and Michael Winther.
LORD TOM is a new American musical inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s seminal anti-slavery narrative, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, with book by Kimberly Vaughn and Stanley Jay Gelber, and music and lyrics by Mr. Gelber. When first published, Ms. Stowe’s book was outsold only by the Bible. And now, in this 21st Century offering, directed by John Tartaglia, we continue to herald the call for universal justice, global freedom, and unity of spirit in a colorblind world. The electrifying Phillip Boykin, Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner for his portrayal of Crown in Porgy & Bess, stars as Tom and leads a cast of 17 Broadway actors with a compelling script and score of 26 original songs ranging in musical styles from spiritual, blues, gospel, jazz, ragtime, to contemporary ballad, anthem, lullaby, and upbeat comedic swing. LORD TOM takes the audience on a journey in which faith and freedom prevail in this 21st century trajectory of the legendary novel.