PLAYBILL is reporting that POSE star and Emmy-nominated actor Billy Porter is directing Dan McCabe‘s new theatrical production The Purists. The show is part of Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company and opens on September 11.
The show follows a former rapper, a DJ, and a showtunes-loving telesales director who have become an unlikely group who hang out and spar about music on a stoop in Queens. But, when an impromptu rap battle erupts between two younger female emcees, everything gets questioned. The Purists stars Morroco Omari, J. Bernard Calloway, John Scurti, Izzie Steels and Analisa Velez.
“The Purists will mark our third collaboration with my friend Billy Porter, who brings as much intelligence, verve, and point of view to direction as he does to all his work,” said Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois. “I am thrilled that he will team with playwright Dan McCabe, who has a unique, brilliant ear for comedy, and has created a cast of characters who you will want to get to know.”
Meet the actors and watch a sneak peek below: