A comedy set at a funeral! Chicken & Biscuits looks at a family’s failed attempt to keep peace at their father’s funeral. Beverly, the favorite child, uses the occasion to show off her bod with a revealing outfit, while teenage granddaughter La’Trice is a complete busybody. Featuring the Tony Award-nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) in his first Broadway play, and the always ebullient Michael Urie, the drama comes to a head when a family secret is revealed during the service. With this premiere, Douglas Lyons—at just 27 years old—becomes the youngest Black director in Broadway history. —J.D.
Circle in the Square Theatre 1633 Broadway (on 50th), New York, NY 10019, United States Get Directions »