Sunday, November 17, 2019

Jared Grimes cast in “A Soldier’s Play”

Jared Grimes

Donna Reed Foundation Scholarship Alumnus

The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced it complete cast for the revival of Charles Fuller’s acclaimed A Soldier’s Play.  The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which debuted Off-Broadway in 1981, will receive a new production directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Included in the cast is Jared Grimes who is cast as “Private Tony Smalls.”

Grimes was a 2001 Donna Reed national scholarship recipient in dance. He went on to become an Astaire Award-winning dancer and tap and hip-hop/street jazz choreographer, performing alongside legends such as Wynton Marsalis and Gregory Hines.

Grimes made his choreography debut in Cirque Du Soleil's, Banana Shpeel off-broadway, He has choreographed the musical Holler If You Hear Me with Kenny Leon, 42nd Street at Drury Lane Chicago with Michael Heitzman, and The Scottsboro Boys with Joe Calarco at the Signature Theater in DC. 

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