Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Michael Rispoli round out the cast of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
In an Instagram post, Common shared his excitement about debuting on Broadway and his remarkable journey as an actor.
“This has been a dream of mine for a very long time to act in a play, to do theater, and to be a part of a theater company,” his post read. "I am supremely grateful and overwhelmingly inspired to be a part of Between Riverside and Crazy. I can’t wait to begin this process and to live this journey.”
“You never could have told me that little south side boy that he would be on Broadway, “ he continued. “When I got this role, I called my mother like I had gotten my first record contract. Haha! It was that much joy. I have been told how hard the work is and that there’s nothing like it. This is what I want as an artist and as a being that believes art can heal and inspire. I want to be a part of the theater community to express that light and love. I thank GOD for this opening of doors and this blessing. So pls come check out our play y’all. Thank you @2stnyc for the opportunity! Wooooooooo. Love.”
After winning several Grammys, an Emmy and a Golden Globe, Common just needs a Tony Award to join the exclusive EGOT club.
Performances of Between Riverside and Crazy begin on November 30 at Second Stages Hayes Theatre in New York City.