Pay the Writer

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: August 13, 2023
Opening date: August 21, 2023
Closing date: September 30, 2023
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Bruston Fischer is a young gay man suffering from social persecution while trying to make it in publishing when he first meets Cyrus Holt some 40 years earlier. Cyrus is a gifted Black writer trying to get his talent noticed in a world that wants to ignore his existence. Through their unique friendship, the pair find literary success and the most stable relationship either will ever have. Yet when talent, business and love intertwine, missteps occur and, inevitably regrets often follow. Triumph and loss become blurred as we sort through the challenges of the human condition.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Brenda Braxton Producer
Giles Cole Producer
Alexander (Sandy) Marshall Producer
Mitchell Maxwell Producer
Tawni O’Dell Playwright
Karen Carpenter Director
David Gallo Set Designer
David C. Woolard Costume Designer
Christopher Akerlind Lighting Designer
Bill Toles Sound Designer
Yuki Nakamura Props Designer
Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc. General Manager
Bill Toles Production Manager
Robin Carus Casting Casting

Actor Role
Bryan Batt Bruston Fischer
Ron Canada Cyrus Holt
Marcia Cross Lana Holt
Steven Hauck Jean Luc
Miles G. Jackson Young Bruston/Taz
Stephen Payne Homeless Man
Danielle J. Summons Gigi
Garrett Turner Young Cyrus