Tuesday, September 21, 2021


The show stars film & television actressCleo King(“Mike & Molly,” “Deadwood”) in her Broadway debut as Baneatta Mabry, Tony Award nomineeNorm Lewis(Porgy and Bess, Da 5 Bloods)as Reginald Mabry, Drama Desk Award winnerMichael Urie(Torch Song, “Ugly Betty”) as Logan, Broadway veteranNaTasha Yvette Williams(Waitress, Porgy and Bess)as Brianna Jenkins, andDevere Rogers(Up Here,“OK Boomer”) 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, areEbony Marshall-Oliver(Merry Wives of WindsorandAin't No Mo'at Public Theater) as Beverly Jenkins,Aigner Mizzelleas La'trice Franklin, andAlana Raquel Bowers(What to Send Up When it Goes Down)as Simone Mabry. Joining the company as understudies areDean Acree(Words, Razorsand the Wounded),Jennifer Fouché(ChicagoNational Tour) as the Baneatta Mabry standby,Michael Genet(TheProm),Miles G Jackson(Endlings), andCamille Upshaw(“That Damn Michael Che”). 


The dynamic ensemble cast of CHICKEN & BISCUITS leads a raucous family comedy so full of laughter and love, it’ll leave you begging for seconds. The Jenkins family is coming together to celebrate the life of their father—hopefully without killing each other! The eldest daughter, Baneatta, wants everything to be perfect for her father’s funeral. Self-proclaimed favorite” daughter, Beverly, would rather honor her daddy dressed to show the entire congregation what she’s been “blessed with.” Teenage granddaughter, La’trice, can’t mind her own business if it was on a leash. Not far behind comes grandson Kenny and his very Jewish boyfriend Logan who is maybe, sort of, okay definitely afraid of Baneatta. But  Baneatta’s hopes unravelwhen a family secret shows up at the funeral… 


The CHICKEN & BISCUITScreative team includes Scenic Designer Lawrence E. Moten III(Assoc.,What the Constitution Means to Me, Hadestown), Tony Award®-nominated Costume DesignerDede Ayite(Slave Play,American Son),Lighting DesignerAdam Honoré(Assoc.,Derren Brown: Secret),Sound DesignerTwi McCallum(Assoc.,Pride & Prejudiceat Long Wharf Theatre), and Wig, Hair, and Makeup Design byNikiya Mathis(For Colored Girls). CHICKEN & BISCUITS is produced by Hunter Arnold, Pamela Ross, E. Clayton Cornelious , and Leah Michalos. 

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