King James

Previews began Tuesday, May 2, 2023 with an opening night Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Manhattan Theatre Club's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). It closed June 18, 2023.

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Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to present the New York premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group’s production of King James, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences), starring Glenn Davis (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Downstate) and Chris Perfetti (“Abbott Elementary”).

”King” LeBron James was just the hero that Cleveland needed. One of the greatest NBA players to ever hit the court, his influence on the whole city loomed large for the dozen years of his reign. Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) wonderfully funny and remarkably moving new play chronicles the unexpected friendship between two men whose intertwined fortunes are tied to those of their idol. This highly anticipated, adrenaline-paced New York premiere about the power of connection is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences).

Also in the company is Khloe Janel as the DJ. The creative team and other listings information for King James will be announced soon.