ROYALE by Marco Ramirez at Lincoln Center Theater, beginning February 11, 2016

by Marco Ramirez
directed by Rachel Chavkin

Lincoln Center Theater
Previews begin February 11, 2016
Opens March 7, 2016. Through May 1, 2016.

Loosely based on the real-life experiences of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion, THE ROYALE tells, in six rounds, the fictional story of Jay “The Sport” Johnson, a charismatic Negro Heavyweight Champion.  It’s 1905 and as Johnson faces his opponents – and confronts his demons – he exposes the troublesome events in his life that have propelled him into the ring with a burning desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

THE ROYAL premiered at London's Bush Theare

Marco Ramirez is an award-winning American playwright who is currently a writer on staff for FX’s most successful running television series, Sons of Anarchy, and has also written on Da Vinci’s Demonsand Netflix’s hit show, Orange is the New Black.

Rachel Chavkin
Off- Broadway: Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova); Dave Malloy's Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Obie Award; Drama Desk, Lortel Nominations; Ars Nova, Kazino); The TEAM's RoosevElvis (Bushwick Starr, Vineyard Theatre with PS122); Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy, and Dave Malloy's Three Pianos (Obie Award; Incubator Arts Project, New York Theatre Workshop, ART); Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge (Act II, HERE); James Monaco and Jerome Ellis' Aaron/Marie (with Annie Tippe; Under The Radar Incoming). Regional/UK: The TEAM and Heather Christian's Mission Drift (London's National Theatre), Marco Ramirez's The Royale (Old Globe), Meg Miroshnik's Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Rep), Joseph Heller's Catch-22 (Northern Stage, English National Tour). Doris Duke Impact Award Nominee. Artistic Director of The Brooklyn-based experimental ensemble The TEAM (


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ISBN: 9781783198566
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Published: Oberon Books - July 7th, 2015