Paul Robeson Play Postponed Due To Star’s Injury

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March 14, 2014 | 8:26am EST

The opening of a new Los Angeles production based on the life of actor/singer Paul Robeson has been postponed after its star Keith David was injured.
Phillip Hayes Dean’s stage show, titled Paul Robeson, was due to be unveiled at the city’s Ebony Repertory Theater on Friday night but the opening has now been delayed until further notice.
The move comes after There’s Something About Mary star David, who plays the title role, sustained a knee injury.
Wren T. Brown, the theatre’s founder, says, “Keith was crestfallen that he couldn’t do the show.”
The company is hoping to resume performances on 21 March.
Paul Robeson was a pioneering black actor and singer who rose to prominence on Broadway during World War II. The play about his life debuted on the Great White Way in 1978 with Star Wars actor James Earl Jones playing Robeson.