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The Piano Lesson Summary

  • Show Status: Future
  • Genre: Play
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: September 19, 2022
  • Show Opens: October 8, 2022
  • Show Closes: January 9, 2023

Samuel L Jackson stars in this revival of August Wilson's play about a family’s prized heirloom piano and the festering dispute over its future that opens old wounds

The Piano Lesson on Broadway Background

August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Piano Lesson returns to Broadway. This show marks the first Broadway revival in more than 30 years since the play’s premiere in 1990 that starred Carl Gordon, Charles S Dutton and S. Epatha Merkerson.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson directs her husband, Samuel L Jackson, in this revival and she will be the first woman to direct an August Wilson play on Broadway. The show also stars Danielle Brooks and John David Washington as the sister and brother. Washington is the son of Denzel Washington.

What’s The Piano Lesson Like?

A battle is brewing in the Charles household. At the center lies the family’s prized heirloom piano. On one side, a brother plans to build the family fortune by selling it. On the other, a sister will go to any length to keep it and preserve the family history. Only their uncle stands in between. But even he can’t hold back the ghosts of the past.

Is The Piano Lesson Good for Kids?

The show contains a great of adult content and its only suitable for children over 16 years of age.

Theatre Information

St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,710
Entrance: 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

St. James Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Doaker Charles
Samuel L Jackson
Danielle Brooks
Boy Willie
John David Washington


Brian Anthony Moreland

Sonia Friedman

Tom Kirdahy

Production Credits

LaTanya Richardson Jackson
Toni-Leslie James
Costume Designer
Beowulf Boritt
Scenic Designer

Creative Team

August Wilson