You folks know I've been talking about "Radio Golf" a lot here in the BLOG (Check out WHAT YOU'VE MISSED to see...), including a moment in which I got to interview one of its producers Tamara Tunie just before it opened a few months ago. Well, Tamara sent me an e-mail the other day, asking that I share with all of you that the Broadway run of “Radio Golf,” August Wilson’s final play before his passing, is closing on July 1 due to struggles at the box office. It's sad, but comforting to know that Wilson's legacy and intention is complete around doing a 10-decade series of plays that chronicle the African- American life in the 20th century. "Radio Golf" is the last of the 10.
Directed by old friend Kenny Leon and starring Harry Lennix, Tonya Pinkins and Tony-nominated Anthony Chisolm and John Earl Jelks, "Radio Golf" is set in the 1990s. The piece spotlights African American politician in Pittsburgh's Hill District, Wilson's standard backdrop in most of his plays. It's worth pointing out that Broadway producer Tunie did take home a Tony Award which she received - along with several other producers - for the hit musical, “Spring Awakening” (www.springawakening.com), which she produced alongside "Radio Golf". (www.radiogolfonbroadway.com\).