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Devan Coggan
August 24, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

After winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA, Forest Whitaker is setting his sights on Broadway.

Whitaker will make his Broadway debut as Erie Smith in Eugene O’Neill’s play Hughie, directed by Tony winner Michael Grandage. Presented by Darren Bagert, Michael Grandage Company, and the Shubert Organization, Hughie will open on Broadway in a strictly limited engagement.

Set in a hotel lobby in midtown Manhattan, Hughie begins after the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie, as Erie Smith, a drunk and a hustler, reflects on his glory days and tells the new night clerk stories of the time he spent with Hughie. Hughie first premiered on Broadway in 1964 with Jason Robards playing Erie. Additional casting will be announced soon.

Hughie will open in spring 2016. 

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