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Common Makes His Broadway Debut In ‘Between Riverside And Crazy’

The production hits the stage on November 30

Common can check Broadway star off his bucket list as he is set to star in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play Between Riverside and Crazy, according to Deadline.  He will play the role of Junior and shares in an Instagram post how he is “supremely grateful” and “overwhemingly inspired” to be a part of this production.

“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,” he shared on social media.

“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. 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.”

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The rapper is already an “EGO” holder. If he’s nominated for a Tony Award and can manage to walk away victorious, he will join the class of EGOT winners alongside recent recipient Jennifer Hudson.

The play includes Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colón, Liza Colón-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Michael Rispoli.

The play debuts on November 30th.

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