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Alliance Theatre announces cast for 'The Hot Wing King' 2/10-3/5

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The Alliance Theatre has announced the cast for its upcoming Regional debut of Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King. The takes place on the Coca Cola stage beginning February 10 through March 5 and will be directed for the first time by Hall.

Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Hot Wing King is a fierce new comedy about the risks and rewards of celebrating who you are. It’s time for Memphis’s annual “Hot Wang Festival,” and Cordell knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and best friends who serve as his fry crew “The New Wing Order,” the group settles in for a fun night of pre-competition prep. But when a family emergency forces Dwayne’s troubled nephew into the mix, it quickly becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, the first-place trophy isn’t the only thing that Cordell risks losing.

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“I’m so proud to be directing The Hot Wing King at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre,” said playwright and director Katori Hall. “This is the Southeast premiere, and I’m over the moon to be working with such an amazing group of artists and collaborators.”

The cast features Nicco Annan (TV: P-Valley, Off-Broadway: The Hot Wing King), who will reprise the role of Big Charles which he originated Off-Broadway, Bjorn Dupaty (Broadway: Thoughts of a Colored Man) as Cordell, Myles Alexander Evans (Netflix: Teenage Bounty Hunters) as EJ, Armand Fields (TV: The Chi and Queer as Folk) as Isom, Jay Jones (TV: Lovecraft Country, Horizon Theater: Pipeline) as TJ, and Calvin Thompson (Off-Broadway: Couriers and Contrabands, Regional Theatre: The Bluest Eye) as Dwayne. Understudies for the production include Jontavious Johnson, VonDerrick Taylor, Barry Westmoreland, and Markell Williams.

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