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On Broadway, a playwright becomes an actor, saving a show

Andrew Cuomo

AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Keenan Scott II made his Broadway acting debut this week in “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” which is a remarkable milestone. It’s even more remarkable when you consider he also wrote it. The playwright was pressed into acting duties at the last moment Tuesday night to keep his show open while all around Broadway battles spikes in COVID-19. Scott had left the theater and was on a subway platform waiting for a train to take him home when he got the call: Come back to the theater right now. Two non-COVID-19 illnesses had already stretched the cast and understudies but now an actor had tested positive for COVID-19.

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