Mansa Ra's ...What The End Will Be Begins Previews Off-Broadway May 12 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Mansa Ra's ...What The End Will Be Begins Previews Off-Broadway May 12

Margot Bordelon directs the Roundabout play following three generations of men coming to terms with what it means to be Black and gay.

Mansa Ra Marc J. Franklin

Previews for Mansa Ra's ...what the end will be Off-Broadway production from Roundabout May 12. The run, taking place in the Laura Pels Theater at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, will officially open June 2 and run through July 10.

Starring in the play are Emerson Brooks (The Last Ship), Gerald Caesar (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Randy Harrison (Atomic A New Musical), Keith Randolph Smith (Jitney), Ryan Jamaal Swain (Pose), and Tiffany Villarin (Do You Feel Anger?).

...what the end will be follows three generations of men who live together as they handle and come to terms with what it means to each of them to be Black and gay. By exploring the relationships and perspectives of fathers and sons, the play explores themes of pride, pain, and patience.

The creative team features 2022 Tony nominees costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Jiyoun Chang, and sound designer Palmer Hefferan, who are joined by set designer Reid Thompson.

Ra and Bordelon made their Underground debut in 2017 with Too Heavy for Your Pocket. As part of Ra's Underground commitment, ...what the end will be was commissioned and has been in development since 2017.

For tickets and more information, visit

See Inside the Rehearsal Room for …What The End Will Be at Roundabout


Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!