Douglas Lyons’ CHICKEN & BISCUITS Announces Broadway Run

An official opening night is set for October 10 for a limited engagement through January 2, 2022.
Kobi Kassal
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June 24, 2021 11:28 AM

The Circle in the Square Theatre will have a new resident come this fall, and it’s looking rather tasty. Chicken & Biscuits by Douglas Lyons will begin previews on September 23, 2021 featuring Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Michael Urie. An official opening night is set for October 10 for a limited engagement through January 2, 2022. Zhailon Levingston will direct. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Chicken & Biscuits is billed as a raucous family comedy so full of laughter and love, it'll leave you begging for seconds as the Jenkins family comes together to celebrate the life of their father.

“I am beyond thrilled to be making my Broadway playwriting debut, ten years and one block away from the very stage where I made my acting debut in The Book of Mormon,” said playwright Douglas Lyons. Chicken & Biscuits is a story of love, messiness, and healing. This opportunity to bring our comedically complex Black family to the Broadway stage is a complete gift. Our batter is full of laughter, and I can’t wait to witness audiences of all backgrounds fellowshipping together. I’ll see y’all at the church—I mean, theater."

The play ran Off-Broadway at the Queens Theatre last year but was cut short due to the the pandemic. Earlier this year, a live-streamed reading took place online from 59E59 Theaters that included Urie and Broadway alum Carly Hughes. 

The Broadway production is produced by Pamela Ross, Hunter Arnold, E. Clayton Cornelious, and Leah Michalos. Tickets are now on sale.

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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!