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Common Will Make His Broadway Debut In 'Between Riverside And Crazy'

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Second Stage Theater has announced that Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winner Common will make his Broadway debut in the role of “Junior” in the Broadway debut production of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Between Riverside And Crazy, directed by Austin Pendleton.

Common will join the previously announced original Off-Broadway company members Victor Almanzar (Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven), Elizabeth Canavan (Pipeline, Last Days of Judas Iscariot), Rosal Colón (A Free Man of Color, The Motherf***er with the Hat), Liza Colón-Zayas (FX’s The Bear, 2ST’s Water By the Spoonful), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Tony Award nominee for Fences, 2ST’s Jitney) and Michael Rispoli (The Offer, The Deuce).

Between Riverside And Crazy will begin previews Wednesday, November 30th and will officially open on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. Second Stage originally presented Between Riverside And Crazy at its off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater, in February 2015.

City Hall is demanding more than his signature, the landlord wants him out, the liquor store is closed – and the Church won’t leave him alone. For ex-cop and recent widower Walter “Pops” Washington (Henderson) and his recently paroled son Junior (Common), the struggle to hold on to one of the last great rent stabilized apartments on Riverside Drive collides with old wounds, sketchy new houseguests and a final ultimatum in this Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy from Stephen Adly Guirgis. For Pops and Junior, it seems the Old Days are dead and gone – after a lifetime living Between Riverside and Crazy.

The creative team for Between Riverside And Crazy includes scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Alexis Forte, lighting design by Keith Parham, and sound design/original music by Ryan Rumery. Casting is by Telsey + Company.

Subscriptions and single tickets for Between Riverside And Crazy are currently available by phone and at 2ST.com. A limited number of $30 tickets will be available to people aged 30 and under with valid ID. The Hayes box office will be open for Between Riverside And Crazy beginning November 14th.