Video: Watch 'Joyous Montage' From Broadway's Purlie Victorious, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Kara Young | Playbill

Broadway News Video: Watch 'Joyous Montage' From Broadway's Purlie Victorious, Starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Kara Young

The first-ever Broadway revival of the Ossie Davis play was previously extended through February.

The Broadway revival of Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch—which previously extended its run at the Music Box Theatre through February 4, 2024—has released a "Joyous Montage" from the acclaimed production. Watch the highlights video above.

Under the direction of Kenny Leon, the current production marks the first Broadway revival of the Ossie Davis play. Purlie Victorious celebrated opening night September 27 after beginning previews September 7. Read the reviews here.

Starring—and co-producing, in his Broadway producer debut—is Leslie Odom, Jr., taking on the title role opposite Kara Young as Lutiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins. They're joined by Heather Alicia Simms as Missy Judson, Billy Eugene Jones as Gitlow Judson, Noah Robbins as Charlie Cotchipee, Vanessa Bell Calloway as Idella Landy, Jay O. Sanders as Ol' Cap'n Cotchipee, Bill Timoney as The Sheriff, and Noah Pyzik as The Deputy.

Rounding out the company are understudies Donald Webber Jr., Melvin Abston, Willa Bost, and Brandi Porter. Casting is by The Telsey Office.

READ: Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young Continue the Story for Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee

The work follows a traveling preacher, Purlie, who returns to his Georgia hometown to save the local church and the cotton pickers working on Ol' Cap'n Cotchiepee's plantation. Davis both wrote and starred in the 1961 original Broadway production, appearing alongside his wife, Ruby Dee. Davis and Dee would go on to reprise their performances in a 1963 film adaptation titled Gone Are the Days! A musical adaptation premiered on Broadway in 1970, making Melba Moore a star (and a Tony winner) for her performance as Lutiebelle, singing the Gary Geld-Peter Udell score's most enduring hit, "I Got Love."

The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Adam Honoré, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald, hair and wig and makeup design by J. Jared Janas, and original music by Guy Davis. Kamra A. Jacobs is production stage manager.

Check Out Photos of Purlie Victorious on Broadway

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