The Hot Wing King

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: February 11, 2020
Opening date: March 1, 2020
Closing date: March 12, 2020
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Ready, set, fry! It’s time for the annual "Hot Wang Festival" in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and their culinary clique, The New Wing Order, Cordell is marinating and firing up his frying pan in a bid to reclaim the crispy crown. When Dwayne takes in his troubled nephew however, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, a first place trophy isn’t the only thing Cordell risks losing.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Signature Theatre Producer
Katori Hall Playwright
Steven H. Broadnax III Director
Michael Carnahan Set Designer
ESosa Costume Designer
Alan C. Edwards Lighting Designer
Luqman Brown Sound Designer
Robert Kaplowitz Sound Designer
Laura Smith Production Stage Manager
Caparelliotis Casting Casting

Actor Role
Nicco Annan Big Charles
Sheldon Best Isom
Cecil Blutcher Everett "EJ"
Korey Jackson Dwayne
Toussaint Jeanlouis Cordell
Eric B. Johnson Jr. TJ
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 2021 Pulitzer Prize, Drama Katori Hall Playwright
2 NOMINATED 2020 Antonyo Award, Best Featured Actor in a Play Off-Broadway Nicco Annan Actor
3 NOMINATED 2020 Antonyo Award, Best Lighting Design Alan C. Edwards Lighting Designer
4 NOMINATED 2020 Antonyo Award, Best Sound Luqman Brown Sound Designer
Closed early due to COVID-19 pandemic.