The world premiere of “Daddy” by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Danya Taymor, officially opened at the Pershing Square Signature Center March 5. In it, the feverish link between young artist Franklin (Ronald Peet) and older white collector Andre (Alan Cumming) deepens into an irresistible bond, pushing Franklin’s mother (Charlayne Woodard) into a battle of wills.
Completing the cast are Carrie Compere, Tommy Dorfman, Kahyun Kim, Denise Manning, Hari Nef, and Onyie Nwachukwu.
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Performances of “Daddy” began February 13. The world premiere is a co-production from The New Group and The Vineyard Theatre.
The limited Off-Broadway engagement features scenic design by Matt Saunders, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Lee Kinney, hair, wig and makeup design by Cookie Jordan, an original score and instrumental arrangements by Kinney, original vocal music and vocal arrangements by Darius Smith and Brett Macias, music supervision by Brett Macias, intimacy and fight direction by Claire Warden, movement direction by Darrell Grand Moultrie, doll design by Tschabalala Self. Casting is by Judy Henderson, CSA. Production Stage Manager is Valerie A. Peterson.
Production Photos: “Daddy” with the New Group