|Peter Jay Fernandez|
Veteran TV and film star Peter Jay Fernandez has been cast by director Petronia Paley in DC Copeland's Jitterbug! He will double as the legendary Herbert White, founder of the Harlem street gang known as the Jolly Fellows and the globe trotting dance troupe Lindy Hoppers and equally legendary tap dancer and film star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. His TV credits include: House of Cards, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Body of Proof, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Damages, Fringe, Hack, Law & Order, The Prosecutors, Cosby, New York Undercover, The Adventures of Superboy. Film: The Adjustment Bureau, Deception, Preaching to the Choir, The Egoists. Stage: Played Donald Jackson in Charles Fuller’s Zooman and the Sign at the Peter Norton Space in NYC, Shaka in Oni Faida Lampley’s play Tough Titty at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; Marvel Thunder in Thunder Knocking on the Door, a musical by Keith Glover, Keb’ Mo’, and Anderson Edwards at the Minetta Lane Theater in NYC.
Tickets are still available for the music and dance-filled reading at the Tada! Theatre Saturday March 23rd. Movie and TV star Khalil Kain will play Billy Rhythm, the lead character. He will be joining award-winning director Petronia Paley and Emmy nominated choreographerJeffrey Page. Jitterbug! was invited by Artistic Director Paul Adams of the Emerging Artists Theatre's (EAT) to participate in the "invitation only" annual New Works Festival. The play has been vetted by USA Projects and Fractured Atlas for tax- deductible contributions to help offset its production costs. You can learn more at www.ouatih.com.