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(Washington, D.C.) Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Cornelius Smith Jr. (ABC's Scandal and All My Children) will perform in Arena Stage's 2020/21 Season.

 

Cornelius Smith Jr. will play Frederick Douglass in the world-premiere musical, American Prophet: Frederick Douglass In His Own Words. Douglass' words power the soaring new melodies and original script from Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon and Charles Randolph-Wright (Broadway's Motown the Musical). Directed by Randolph-Wright, American Prophet runs July 10 - August 16, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.

 

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Cornelius Smith Jr. to Perform as Frederick Douglass in American Prophet: Frederick Douglass In His Own Words at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater July 10 - August 16, 2020

January 22, 2020

(Washington, D.C.) Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the world-premiere musical American Prophet, directed and co-written by award-winning playwright Charles Randolph-Wright (Broadway’s Motown The Musical) and featuring new music by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and co-script writer Marcus Hummon. The musical chronicles the life and legacy of one of the most notable human rights leaders of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass. Known as one of the greatest leaders of the abolitionist movement, Douglass was a prominent activist, author, orator and statesman. His own words power the soaring new melodies and original script. Directed by Randolph-Wright, American Prophet runs July 10 - August 16, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.

 

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Charles Randolph-Wright and Marcus Hummon to Debut World-Premiere Musical American Prophet, Based on the Life of Frederick Douglass at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater July 10 – August 16, 2020

December 10, 2019

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