Thurgood (play)

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Thurgood is a one-man play about the life of Thurgood Marshall. It was written by George Stevens, Jr. The show premiered in 2006 at the Westport Country Playhouse, starring James Earl Jones and directed by Leonard Foglia.[1]

The production featured Scenic Design by Allen Moyer, Costume Design by Jane Greenwood, Lighting Design by Brian Nason, Sound Design by Ryan Rumery and Projection Design by Elaine J. McCarthy.[1]

The play started on Broadway at the Booth Theatre on April 30, 2008, starring Laurence Fishburne.[2] On February 24, 2011, HBO screened a filmed version of the play which Fishburne had performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The production was described by the Baltimore Sun as "one of the most frank, informed and searing discussions of race you will ever see on TV."[3][4] On February 16, 2011, a screening of the film was hosted by the White House as part of its celebrations of Black History Month.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Frank Rizzo, "Review: Thurgdood" Variety, May 14, 2006
  2. ^ BWW 2007.
  3. ^ Zurawik 2011.
  4. ^ IMDB 2011.
  5. ^ White House 2011.
  6. ^ McPeak 2011.


  • Rizzo, Frank (May 14, 2006). "Thurgood". Variety. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  • BWW (October 24, 2007). "Laurence Fishburne is 'Thurgood' on Broadway Spring 2008". Retrieved March 9, 2008.
  • Zurawik, David (February 18, 2011). "HBO's 'Thurgood' is an exceptional look at race and the law". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  • IMDB (February 28, 2011). "Thurgood at". Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  • White House (February 24, 2011). "White House Screening of "Thurgood"". Retrieved January 2, 2012 – via National Archives.
  • McPeak, Joaquin (February 16, 2011). "City of Sacramento Press Release" (PDF). Office of Mayor Kevin Johnson, City of Sacramento. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 2, 2012.

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