Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company is replacing its previously announced production of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out! with the world premiere of Ms. Blakk For Presidentabout the life of real-life drag queen Joan Jett Blakk, who is the country's first Black drag-queen presidential candidate, Playbill.com noted.
McCraney had been previously scheduled to return to the Chicago stage in Wig Out!, but will now star as the lead in Ms. Blakk For President, which Tina Landau will direct. Performances will begin May 23, 2019, ahead of a June 3 opening.
McCraney ( co-writer and executive producer of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight ) will make his Broadway debut Dec. 27, 2018, with his play Choir Boy.
The Playbill article is at www.playbill.com/article/steppenwolf-adds-tarell-alvin-mccraney-and-tina-landaus-ms-blakk-for-president-to-2019-season .