Kerry Washington Returns to Broadway

Kerry Washington. Photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9448871ai)

The Scandal alum is making her Broadway return. 

After seven seasons on ABC’s political drama, Kerry Washington carries on joining the Broadway production of American Son. 

Washington will star opposite Broadway veteran Steven Pasquale for the debut of Christopher Demos-Brown’s play directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.

American Son delves into race relations in America following two parents in a Florida police station as they grapple with a crisis involving their son.

“Growing up in New York I wanted to be onstage before anything else. My original ideas of what performance looked like, what acting looked like, were from Broadway,” Washington said in a statement. 

The opportunity to play the parent of a biracial missing teenager convinced her that this should be her next on-stage project, “I was so transfixed by the material,” she said. “It had such a deep and profound impact on me and I just couldn’t wait to get it on its feet.”

American Son will begin performances on October 6 for a limited engagement at the Booth Theatre.