Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson, More Will Reunite for Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live

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Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson, More Will Reunite for Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live

The virtual reading welcomes the entire original Off-Broadway cast.

The original Off-Broadway cast of Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live, including Tony winner Lillias White and Emmy winner S. Epatha Merkerson, will reunite in a digital reading February 6. Also returning are cast members Elain Graham, Sheria Irving, Kevyn Morrow, Larry Powell, and Sharon Washington, along with director Sheryl Kaller.

While I Yet Live debuted at the Duke on 42nd Street as a Primary Stages production in 2014. Porter’s semi-autobiographical play follows a young man in Pittsburgh comes of age among a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women.

S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson

Photo by James Leynse


The Play-PerView virtual event begins at 7 PM ET. Following its initial presentation, the production will be available on-demand through February 10, with proceeds going to the Actors Fund COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

In addition, Play-PerView has added more cast members for its Timeless live stream episode reading January 23, including Cory Michael Smith, Shantel VanSanten, Annie Wersching, Beau Brians, John Colton, Matthew Downs, James DuMont, Jordan Farris, Chris Gann, Chet Grissom, Ravi Naidu, Josh Randall, and Mari Weiss. An audience Q&A and a discussion moderated by Decider Managing Editor Alex Zalben will follow the reading. Previously announced Paterson Joseph has withdrawn due to a production conflict.

The following week, Play-PerView will reunite the cast and series creator of You’re The Worst January 31at 6 PM. Among those slated to appear are Todd Robert Anderson, Desmin Borges, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Aya Cash, Kether Donohue, Chris Geere, Allen Maldonado, Allan McLeod, Brandon Mychal Smith, and Janet Varney . The presentation will be available on demand until February 4, with proceeds benefiting Feeding America.

For more information and tickets, click here.

Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson and the Cast of Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live Meet the Press

Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson and the Cast of Billy Porter’s While I Yet Live Meet the Press

Tony Award winner Lillias White and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson will star in the Primary Stages production of While I Yet Live, a new world-premiere play by Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter.

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Eliot Fox, Billy Porter, Andrew Leynse

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S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter, Lillias White


S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter, Lillias White

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S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter, Lillias White


S. Epatha Merkerson, Billy Porter, Lillias White

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S. Epatha Merkerson


S. Epatha Merkerson

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Lillias White


Lillias White

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Lillias White


Lillias White

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Sheryl Kaller


Sheryl Kaller

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Sheryl Kaller


Sheryl Kaller

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Billy Porter


Billy Porter

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