New Repertory Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Thurgood is now available to tour throughout New England.
Thurgood spans Justice Thurgood Marshall’s impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education. This impressive biographical work is a remarkable tribute to Marshall’s enduring legacy as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.
Joshua Wolf Coleman has worked with luminaries of the stage including Edward Albee, Joseph Chaiken and Anne Bogart at The Guthrie Theater, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse. Roles include: Norry the Drag Queen, the Headless Sheep, Puddn’head Wilson, and Macbeth, Lysander, Friar Lawrence, Angleo, and Iago. He is currently playing President Obama in web series, Obama Monologues. Television work includes, Bosch, How to Get Away With Murder, The West Wing, Scandal, House, Huff, Grays Anatomy and Touchstone’s Hidalgo.
Joshua stars as Justice Thurgood Marshall in New Rep’s production of THURGOOD beginning in January 2020.
“Davenport has the kind of ineffable stage presence that can’t be adequately described but needs to be experienced.” – The Boston Globe
“As you watch this piece, and you understand what Thurgood Marshall did and what he experienced, you can’t help but tie it to our times today.” – WGBH’s Jared Bowen
“Davenport delivers a commanding, compelling portrait… sharp and brilliant.” – WBUR’s The ARTery
“A tour de force.” – Boston Arts Review
“A must see!” – The White Rhino Report
“A powerful reminder that one man can make a difference.” – Broadway World
“Excellent entertainment.” – On Boston Stages
“One of the great performances of the year.” – Boston Post-Gazette
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