Samuel L. Jackson On the First Day Of Practice Session For Play Directed By Wife Latanya Richardsan

Samuel L. Jackson On the First Day Of Practice Session For Play Directed By Wife Latanya Richardsan

Updated on August 20, 2022 08:45 AM by Anna P

Samuel L. Jackson First Stage By His Wife

Samuel L. Jackson is gearing up to take the stage for the first time in over a decade; however, this time, under the direction of his wife, LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

On Monday, Samuel and the rest of the cast of the upcoming revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson gathered together in New York City for their first rehearsal.

Samuel is joined by co-stars John David Washington, Danielle Brooks, and over a dozen other cast mates and the show's team members at the New 42nd Street Studios in Times Square.

Producers Of The Show

Grammy winner and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, both served as producers on the show and were in attendance and mingling with the team.

In one shot captured from the day, Brooks is seen snapping a selfie with both Washington and Samuel. Another photograph showcases sketches of each character's costume.

In a video shared exclusively, the cast is seen getting a preview of what the sets will look like when the show opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre this fall, with previews starting Sept. 19, according to

Finally, thank God for this day, LaTanya, 72, said, addressing the group. I can't thank you enough for all of you who have been on this journey, waiting, and putting your businesses to the side. I am ready, you are ready, and we will throw down.

According to the production's website, the show synopsis explains, A battle is brewing in the Charles household. At the center lies the family's prized heirloom piano.

Samuel And LaTanya Marriage And The Family History

On the other side, a brother plans to build the family fortune by selling it. Conversely, a sister will go to any length to keep it and preserve the family history. Only their uncle stands in between. However, even he can't hold back the ghosts of the past.

Samuel and LaTanya, married for 41 years, attended the 75th Tony Awards at New York City's Radio City Music Hall in June and presented together for the best revival of a play award. During their time on stage, Samuel took a moment to honor his wife LaTanya and their upcoming work together.

My first job on Broadway was as an understudy 32 years ago in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. So I am thrilled to be coming back in September in a revival of The Piano Lesson, not as an understudy this time directed by my wife LaTanya, he said, adding that she is the first woman to direct an August Wilson play on Broadway.

Samuel said we are proud to be reviving one of his profound masterpieces. LaTanya added that When taking on a classic, artists honor the author's intent while striving to create something new and unexpected for current audiences.

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