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Dominique Morisseau and Joshua Boone’s Broadway Debut

The playwright and star of the play, “Skeleton Crew” sit down together on the occasion of its Broadway debut

Almost six years since it premiered Off-Broadway, Skeleton Crew, written by Dominique Morisseau, has arrived on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre at Manhattan Theatre Club, in a production headlined by Phylicia Rashad. The play, set in Detroit, follows four auto workers on the brink of their factory closing, “and how they fight for each other and their own survival,” says Morisseau. The Virginia-born Joshua Boone plays Dez, an ambitious factory worker with a temper. The beauty of Morisseau’s characters, explains Boone, is “they speak for and to so many of us.” “Yes, these are Black voices,” Boone continues, “but there are white people and people of other colors who will identify with these characters as well. It’s beautiful. I’m ready and excited.”

Joshua Boone and Chanté Adams in "Skeleton Crew"

Joshua Boone and Chanté Adams in Skeleton Crew