Kerry Washington has landed another major role since the success of the hit television series, Scandal. Washington has been tapped as the headliner for the return of Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son Broadway this fall. Directed by Tony-award-winner, Kenny Leon, the four-character drama takes place in a Florida police station.

American Son revolves around an African-American mother and her white FBI agent husband who goes to find their missing 18-year-old biracial son. The search for their son is at the time of national a racial divide, and was awarded the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Award for best new play by an emerging playwright after it was performed at the Barrington Stage Company.

Washington spoke about the impact that American Son has had on the nation and herself, stating, “Christopher Demos-Brown has written a play that dives deep into the big questions of who we are as a nation, by exploring the intimate relationships within a family caught at the crossroads of love, loss, identity, and community. After reading the script I was immediately enthralled by the world of the play and the gripping circumstances that these characters are facing.”

American Son will begin performances on October 6 with an official opening night set for November 4th.  The limited engagement will be at the Booth Theatre.

We look forward to seeing Washington on Broadway!

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