"Triple Threat" - James T. Lane One Man Show - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Thursday, April 27, 2023

"Triple Threat" - James T. Lane One Man Show

 James T. Lane Photo credit Matthew Roveto

Theater veteran James T. Lane, fresh off his Broadway role as Billy Flynn in "Chicago," announced today that his autobiographical solo show, "Triple Threat," will be making its Off-Broadway debut at THEATRE ROW (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC NY). The show recounts Lane's moving, redemptive journey - from his against-all-odds entertainment rise to near-death cataclysmic fall and his extraordinary return to the top. Acting, singing, and dancing his way through pivotal scenes from his life, Lane reveals that he is indeed a triple threat, just not always the kind he or anyone else ever envisions.

"Triple Threat" marks the New York debut of Lane's deeply personal solo show, which he originally conceived following a commission by The Young Vic for an original work in 2015. The actor, who was performing in "The Scottsboro Boys" in London's West End at the time, crafted the project under the guidance of storied Artistic Director, David Lan, and producer Ben Cooper. Six years later, Lane's deeply personal solo show made its world premiere at The Zeiders American Dream Theatre.

Director and choreographer Kenny Ingram (Emojiland, Broadway's The Lion King), who directed The Zeiders Theatre performances, returns to helm. Set Design will be led by Teresa L. Williams (Kimberly Akimbo, The Life) with DJ Potts (Fat Ham, Topdog/Underdog, Angela Davis School for Girls with Big Eyes) handling Sound Design. Emmanuel Delgado (Funny Girl, Topdog/Underdog, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) serves as Lighting Designer and T'ij D'oyen (Lollygag and Nepotism, Baby!) is overseeing Video Design. Rachel Elder (Triple Threat at The Zeiders) returns as Production Stage Manager. Awarded film and television producers, Brendan Gaul and Brett Henenberg, are producing.

Performances will take place Thursday through Sunday at 7 PM EDT from June 17th through July 30th. Ticket prices start at $39.00 and may be purchased at THEATRE ROW.

Lane's story is a testament to the transformative power of theater. Audiences will follow James as he escapes his traumatic adolescence in the South Philly Projects and, through sheer talent and tenacity, becomes a Broadway musical star. They will come along as the entertainer takes them through his unexpected next acts, spiraling from headliner to homeless and finally coming back to himself.

Lane is a triple threat, having acted, sung, and danced his way through numerous productions, including "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Kiss Me Kate," which became Lane's second and third Tony-nominated shows. He also concertized with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and with the Ottawa Symphony Lane. As well, Lane has a recurring comedic role on NBC's "The Amber Ruffin Show." In addition to starring in three Tony-nominated musicals, the triple threat recently earned a Jeff Award nomination for Best Lead Actor (2020), the Best Male Dancer Chita Rivera Award in 2019, and was named Best Lead Actor by the Black Theater Alliance in 2020.

Lane's triumphant return to the stage in "Triple Threat" is sure to captivate audiences and serve as a reminder of the power of perseverance and the transformative power of theater. Pride month previews begin on June 17th in advance of opening on June 23rd, 2023, at THEATRE ROW.

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