Common is about to add the title Broadway star to his long list of accolades.
The rapper is set to star in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play Between Riverside and Crazy. He will play the role of Junior and shared his excitement about the role in a recent Instagram post where he said was “supremely grateful.”
“This has been a dream of mine for a very long time to act in a play, to do theater, and to be a part of a theater company,” he wrote in his post. “I am supremely grateful and overwhelmingly inspired to be a part of “Between Riverside and Crazy.” I can’t wait to begin this process and to live this journey. You never could have told me that little south side boy that he would be on Broadway.”
He continued, “When I got this role, I called my mother like I had gotten my first record contract. Haha! It was that much joy. I have been told how hard the work is and that there’s nothing like it. This is what I want as an artist and as a being that believes art can heal and inspire. I want to be a part of the theater community to express that light and love. I thank GOD for this opening of doors and this blessing.”
Common is currently an EGO holder and can be one step closer to winning a Tony Award with this play. The play also stars Michael Rispoli, Liza Colón-Zayas, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Elizabeth Canavan, and Victor Almanzar.
Between Riverside and Crazy is set to debut on November 30th.