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The Black Emperor of Broadway (2020)

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In 1921, Eugene O'Neill rejects the use of blackface and casts African American actor Charles Gilpin in the lead of his groundbreaking play "Emperor Jones".

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Arthur Egeli

Writers:

Ian Bowater (screenplay by), Adrienne Earle Pender (based on the play by)
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Credited cast:
Shaun Parkes ... Charles S. Gilpin
John Hensley ... Eugene O'Neill
Nick Moran ... Jasper Deeter
Liza Weil ... Agnes Boulton
Nija Okoro ... Florence Gilpin
Lonnie Farmer ... W.E.B. DuBois
Eve Annenberg ... Susan Glaspell
Nicholas Dorr ... Jig Cook
Heather Egeli Heather Egeli ... Ida Rauh
Alexandra Foucard ... Anita Bush
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Biddle Fred Biddle ... Langston Hughes
David Bishop ... Theatre Patron
Ian Bowater Ian Bowater ... George Hunterfield
Kayleigh Brown Kayleigh Brown ... Minstrel Singer
Roger A. Chauvette Roger A. Chauvette ... Minstrel Show Caller
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In 1921, Eugene O'Neill rejects the use of blackface and casts African American actor Charles Gilpin in the lead of his groundbreaking play "Emperor Jones".

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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