Actor Charles S. Dutton (Roc) in From Jail to Yale... Serving Time on Stage
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After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical revival -- this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to the Pantages. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Learn More
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Featured review from Tom McLoughlinRed Velvet
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Charles Dutton is, without question, one of the greatest actors I have ever seen. For two hours he held the audience captive with his incredible life story and excerpts from the plays of August Wilson.
If this one man show ever plays here again. DON'T MISS IT!!!!!
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WOW!! I was blown-away by his presentation, emotion and great ability to portray soooo many personalities. This play/dialogue was extroadinary. I had no idea that Charles was such a great and mesmerizing individual. Charles was off the chart...continued
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This was a very intimate, up close and personal event which was informative, personal and riveting throughout the whole evening. I was just mesmerized with Charles Dutton's honest and forthright deliverance while sharing some of the most intimate...continued
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The show is a benefit for the Dramatic Arts Education Fund, which serves at-risk students across the country.
“From Jail to Yale, Serving Time on Stage” is a dramatization of the true story of award winning actor, director and humanitarian Charles S. “Roc” Dutton. It is an inspirational and positive account about how he found his “moment of truth” in prison, and went on to earn his college degree, graduate from the prestigious Yale School of Drama, and earn world wide acclaim on Broadway, on television and in movies.
A graduate of The Yale School of Drama, Charles S. Dutton has a career spanning theater, television and film, and is one of the few actors to earn Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the same role. He created the lead roles in three of August Wilson’s early plays: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, “Joe Turners’ Come and Gone”, and “The Piano Lesson”. He received multiple award nominations, including the Tony for Best Actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “The Piano Lesson”. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for The Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of “The Piano Lesson”.
Charles starred in and executive produced the Fox comedy/drama “Roc”, produced by HIP, for which he received several NAACP Image Award nominations. He has numerous television credits, including the miniseries “The Murder of Mary Phagan”, “The 60’s”, “Deadlock”, and “Aftershock”. His episodic appearances include “House”, “The Sopranos” and the HBO series “Oz”, among others. He won Emmys for his guest starring roles in “Without a Trace” and “The Practice”.
He is a veteran of numerous feature films such as “Q & A”, “Aliens 3”, “Menace II Society”, “Rudy”, “A Low Down Dirty Shame”, “Cry”, “The Beloved Country”, “Nick of Time”, “A Time to Kill”, “Get on the Bus”, “Cookie’s Fortune” (for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination), “Gothika”, “Secret Window” and the John Sayles film “Honeydripper”. He most recently completed the Universal feature “The Express”, releasing nationally on October 10th, and the upcoming the Screen Gems feature “Legion” with Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid.
He made his directorial debut in 1997 with the HBO movie “First Time Felon”. He also directed the award winning HBO miniseries “The Corner”, for which he received a 2001 Best Director Emmy. His feature film directorial debut was the 2004 Paramount film “Against the Ropes”. In 2006 he directed multiple episodes of the Showtime series “Sleeper Cell”, for which he received a DGA Award nomination. Most recently he directed the the Lifetime movie “Racing For Time”, and the pilot “Under” for A&E.