Allison Janney to star in ‘Six De­grees of Sep­a­ra­tion’ in NYC

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

A Broadway re­vival of “Six De­grees of Sep­a­ra­tion” will star Allison Janney and John Ben­jamin Hickey as the rich New York cou­ple who have a run-in with a brash con artist.

Seven-time Emmy Award-win­ner Janney and Tony Award-win­ner Hickey will be un­der the direc­tion of Trip Cull­man. The show plans to open at the Bar­ry­more Theatre in April 2017.

The play, which was a fi­nal­ist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama and re­ceived a best-play Tony Award nom­i­na­tion, is about a young black man pre­tend­ing to be a Harvard Uni­ver­sity stu­dent and ac­tor Sid­ney Poitier’s son who charms his way into the white up­per crust. The re­al­life scam in­spired John Guare’s ac­claimed play and a movie star­ring Will Smith.

More cast­ing will be an­nounced.

Photos and text from wire ser­vices

Ac­tress Allison Janney poses atop her new star on the Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame dur­ing a cer­e­mony Mon­day in Los An­ge­les.

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