Corey Hawkins of ‘The Walk­ing Dead’ walk­ing to Broad­way

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Corey Hawkins, who has had roles in “The Walk­ing Dead” and as Dr. Dre in “Straight Outta Comp­ton,” will re­turn to Broad­way in the up­com­ing re­vival of “Six De­grees of Sep­a­ra­tion.”

Hawkins will star as a brash con artist op­po­site Al­li­son Jan­ney and John Ben­jamin Hickey in John Guare’s play, which was a fi­nal­ist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama and re­ceived a best-play Tony Award nom­i­na­tion.

The show plans to open at the Bar­ry­more Theatre in April 2017. It’s about a young black man pre­tend­ing to be ac­tor Sid­ney Poitier’s son who charms his way into the white up­per crust. The real-life scam also in­spired a movie star­ring Will Smith.

Hawkins played Ty­balt on Broad­way in 2013 in “Romeo and Juliet.”

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