Common shall be making his Broadway debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play Between Riverside and Crazy. The rapper shall be enjoying the position of Junior and the cast is ready to begin performances on November 30 at Second Stages Hayes Theatre. Following the announcement, Common shared his ideas on being a part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
“This has been a dream of mine for a very long time to act in a play, to do theater, and to be a part of a theater company,” he shared on Instagram. “I am supremely grateful and overwhelmingly inspired to be a part of Between Riverside and Crazy. I can’t wait to begin this process and to live this journey.”
The rapper continued: “You never could have told me that little south side boy that he would be on Broadway. When I got this role, I called my mother like I had gotten my first record contract. Haha! It was that much joy. I have been told how hard the work is and that there’s nothing like it. This is what I want as an artist and as a being that believes art can heal and inspire. I want to be a part of the theater community to express that light and love. I thank GOD for this opening of doors and this blessing.”
Between Riverside and Crazy additionally consists of Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Michael Rispoli.
For Common, his efficiency within the Austin Pendleton-directed play, may very well be an opportunity to be nominated for a Tony award. If Common is ready to get the trophy he would be a part of the EGOT membership as he has beforehand received an Emmy, Grammy and an Oscar.