Esau Pritchett has joined the cast of “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” replacing originally announced cast member Keith David.
David has departed the production due to a family matter, producers said Wednesday. Pritchett joins previously announced cast members Dyllón Burnside, Bryan Terrell Clark, Da’Vinchi, Luke James, Forrest McClendon and Tristan “Mack” Wilds.
Pritchett previously appeared on Broadway in the 2010 production “A Free Man of Color.” He has a recurring role on the STARZ television series “Power: Book II Raising Kanaan” and has appeared on Fox’s “Prodigal Son.”
“The company of ‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ supports The David Family during this time and we are also elated to welcome a new member to the family,” said lead producer Brian Moreland in a press release.
The new play, written by Keenan Scott II and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, begins previews at the Golden Theatre on Oct. 1, ahead of an Oct. 31 opening.
The play is produced by Moreland, Ron Simons, Diana DiMenna, Kandi Burruss, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Samira Wiley, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization.