LeBron-inspired play ‘King James’ to premiere in 2020

LeBron James’ 11-year tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers is the focus of an upcoming theatrical production.

The play, titled “King James,” is set to run at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre from May 7 to June 21, 2020, before making its way to Los Angeles as part of Center Theatre Group’s 2020-21 season.

Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph wrote the play and Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro will direct.

“‘King’ LeBron James’ reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity, and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three,” a description on Steppenwolf’s website reads. “As the city celebrates a championship, two estranged friends spar in a verbal game of one-on-one, revealing past secrets, present truths, and a possible future after ‘The…

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