CHICKEN & BISCUITS Will End Broadway Run Early


The company of Chicken & Biscuits on Broadway | Photo: Rebecca J Michelson/Theatrely

Kobi Kassal
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November 11, 2021 8:15 PM

Earlier today, producers of Douglas Lyons’ Chicken & Biscuits announced it will play its final performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre on Sunday, November 28, 2021. The limited engagement was set to run through January 2, 2022. 

The production is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 cases within the company, and will resume performances on Friday, November 19, 2021. 

“We witnessed first-hand the delights, surprises, laughter, and representation it bestowed upon a diverse and welcoming audience. We are so proud of, and honored to have worked alongside, the phenomenal talent on and off stage – more than 30 of whom made their Broadway debuts – and of the play’s magnificent and brilliant leaders, playwright Douglas Lyons and director Zhailon Levingston,” read a statement from the producing team. 

Click here to read our Chief Critic Juan A. Ramirez’s review of the new play. 

The new family comedy stars Cleo King in her Broadway debut as Baneatta Mabry, Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis as Reginald Mabry, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie, Broadway veteran NaTasha Yvette Williams as Brianna Jenkins, and Devere Rogers in his Broadway debut as Kenny Mabry. Reprising their roles from the play’s world premiere at Queens Theatre, and making their Broadway stage debuts, are Ebony Marshall-Oliver as Beverly Jenkins, Aigner Mizzelle as La'trice Franklin, and Alana Raquel Bowers as Simone Mabry. 

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!