- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Corey Hawkins, who has had roles in “The Walking Dead” and as Dr. Dre in “Straight Outta Compton,” will return to Broadway in the upcoming revival of “Six Degrees of Separation.”

Hawkins will star as a brash con artist opposite Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey in John Guare’s play, which was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama and received a best-play Tony Award nomination.

The show plans to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017. It’s about a young black man pretending to be actor Sidney Poitier’s son who charms his way into the white upper crust. The real-life scam also inspired a movie starring Will Smith.

Hawkins starred as Tybalt on Broadway in 2013 in “Romeo and Juliet.”

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