Playwright has unexpected Broadway acting debut after cast member gets COVID-19

NEW YORK — It’s the stuff stage lore is made of: An actor is unable to perform because of a breakthrough case of COVID-19 — so the show’s playwright steps in with minutes to curtain to save the show from being canceled.

Speaking with Stephanie Simon on “News All Day” on Thursday, Keenan Scott II recalled his story. He was at the Port Authority on Tuesday, heading home, when he got the call that he was needed to fill in. He turned around, went back to the Golden Theatre and walked on stage with script in hand to perform in his play, “Thoughts of A Colored Man.” The audience

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