Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson in Sweat, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey, at the Public Theater.
Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson in Sweat, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey, at the Public Theater.
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Casting for the Broadway transfer of Lynn Nottage's drama Sweat has been announced. Kate Whoriskey directs.

The Broadway run, beginning previews March 4 at Studio 54, will feature original Public Theater cast members Carlo Albán (Oscar), James Colby (Stan), Khris Davis (Chris), Johanna Day (Tracey), John Earl Jelks (Brucie), Will Pullen (Jason), Lance Coadie Williams (Evan), and Michelle Wilson (Cynthia). Casting for the role of Jessie, played off-Broadway by Miriam Shor, is still to be announced.

Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against one another in the hard fight to stay afloat. The drama ran at the Public Theater in the fall of 2016 and was co-commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. Opening night is set for March 26.

The creative team for Sweat features John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jennifer Moeller (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (original music and sound design), and Jeff Sugg (projection design). Sweat is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund.

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