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Phylicia Rashad heading to Broadway in 'Skeleton Crew'

Phylicia Rashad will star in "Skeleton Crew," her

Phylicia Rashad will star in "Skeleton Crew," her first time on Broadway since "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" in 2008. Credit: Getty Images / Dia Dipasupil

Phylicia Rashad, best known as upper-middle-class mom Claire Huxtable on TV's "The Cosby Show," will play a member of the working class when she stars on Broadway this winter in the drama "Skeleton Crew."

The four-time Emmy Award nominee will star as Faye, a Detroit auto factory worker and union leader in Dominique Morisseau's drama to be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club. The four-person play, which is set during the Great Recession of 2008, is being directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Previews will begin on Dec. 21, with opening night set for Jan. 12. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

"I am thrilled that Phylicia Rashad will join the 2022 Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway production of 'Skeleton Crew.' … I have long been an admirer of her tremendous talent and am proud to have her as a member of the company of Dominique Morisseau’s brilliant and powerful play," said Manhattan Theatre Club artistic director Lynne Meadow in a statement.

Rashad last appeared on Broadway in 2008 as Big Mama in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." In 2004, she won a best-actress Tony Award for "A Raisin in the Sun."

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