The Piano Lesson by August Wilson Broadway Play Poster

The Piano Lesson

By August Wilson

August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork The Piano Lesson returns to Broadway in the event of the season, starring Academy Award® winner Samuel L. Jackson, Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee John David Washington, and Tony® and Emmy® nominee Danielle Brooks, directed by Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

Opened October 2022

About our involvement:

How did 42nd.club receive the invitation to co-produce

The Piano Lesson?

The club's membership has ties and friendships to Brian Moreland, one of the lead producers of The Piano Lesson.  The club recently participated on the investment level in Macbeth starring Daniel Craig, another show where Brian was on the lead producing team.  Brian emailed representatives from the club to gauge their interest in the show and he offered the opportunity to for the club to co-produce it.

 

Why did 42nd.club decide to co-produce The Piano Lesson?

Although the club primarily targets new musicals, due to their potential for high upside, occasionally the club will also consider plays and revivals.  As with any club investment, we also are looking for both strong artistic qualities combined with strong commercial potential.  August Wilson's works undeniably carry the artistic value, and with Samuel L. Jackson in the cast alongside Danielle Brooks and John David Washington, this was a clear example of the type of exception the club makes outside of producing new musicals.  We sent an email to the club membership to check whether there was interest in this as a project and the response was very positive and enthusiastic.