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Janney to star in 'Six Degrees' revival

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer Published: October 19, 2016 4:00 AM
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NEW YORK -- A Broadway revival of "Six Degrees of Separation" will star Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey as the rich New York couple who have a run-in with a brash con artist.

Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Janney and Tony Award-winner Hickey will be under the direction of Trip Cullman. The show plans to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017.

The play, which was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama and received a best-play Tony Award nomination, is about a young black man pretending to be a Harvard University student and actor Sidney Poitier's son who charms his way into the white upper crust.

The real-life scam inspired John Guare's acclaimed play and a movie starring Will Smith.

More casting will be announced later.

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