Allison Janney to star in 'Six Degrees of Separation' in NYC

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — A Broadway revival of "Six Degrees of Separation" will star Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey as the rich New York couple who have a run-in with a brash con artist.

Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Janney and Tony Award-winner Hickey will be under the direction of Trip Cullman. The show plans to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017.

The play, which was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama and received a best-play Tony Award nomination, is about a young black man pretending to be a Harvard University student and actor Sidney Poitier's son who charms his way into the white upper crust. The real-life scam inspired John Guare's acclaimed play and a movie starring Will Smith.

More casting will be announced later.