The production from artistic director Sheldon Epps is scheduled to officially begin at the Playhouse on Sept. 1 and will run throughout the month before concluding on the first day of October.
"This is the kind of incredible cast that a director dreams of and prays for," Epps said of his cinematic all-star cast. "This tremendous group of artists coming together for this production is a great tribute to August Wilson and a genuine sign of the deep admiration and devotion that his writing inspires in actors. I know that this is a combination of players who will produce genuine theatrical fireworks in this beautiful and moving play."
Playbill said the play, which has won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play, covers the life of a former Negro League baseball player as he struggles as a garbage collector in Pittsburgh during the 1950s and 1960s.