LeBron James Stage Play to Premier in Chicago May 2019

May 25, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play against the Boston Celtics in game six of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports – 10853817

“Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the world premiere production of Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph’s King James, a new play centered on American basketball player LeBron James. Tony winner and Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro will direct the production, set to run from May 7 through June 21, 2020.

The play follows “King” LeBron James’ reign in Cleveland as he brings promise, prosperity and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. As the city celebrates a championship, two estranged friends spar in a verbal game of 1 on 1, revealing past secrets, present truths and a possible future after “The King” has left the building.

Steppenwolf will co-present the world premiere with Center Theatre Group, where it will also appear as part of the Los Angeles theater’s 2020-2021 season. Casting will be announced soon…”

Click here to continue reading this article by Andy Lefkowitz at Broadway.com

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Feature photo courtesy of National Review

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