In the play Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Common will make his Broadway debut. At Second Stages Hayes Theatre, performances are scheduled to begin on November 30 with the rapper taking on the role of Junior. Common talked on being a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play after the announcement.
To appear in a play, perform theatre, and be a part of a theatre company has long been a dream of his, he wrote on Instagram. “It gives me the utmost joy and inspiration to be a part of Between Riverside and Crazy. I am eager to get started and to experience this voyage.
“You never could have told me that little south side boy would be on Broadway,” the rapper concluded. I contacted my mother as soon as I was offered this part as if it were my first record deal. Haha! That much joy was present. I’ve been informed about the difficulty of the assignment and its uniqueness. This is what I aspire to as an artist and as a person who thinks that art can inspire and heal. In order to share that light and love, I want to be a part of the theatre scene. I give God praise for these opportunities and blessings.