By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thursday marks the Broadway debut of “Trouble in Mind,” starring Tony award winner LaChanze.

It tackles racism, ego and identity in the world of New York theater.

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The play, written by Alice Childress, was first staged off-Broadway in 1955, at the forefront of the civil rights and feminist movements.

It was supposed to come to Broadway in 1957, but it didn’t happen until now.

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“Her writing was so prescient. I can’t believe she wrote the things that we are dealing with right now, especially what I call two pandemics. We have a health pandemic, as well as a pandemic of racism,” director Charles Randolph-Wright told CBS2.

“Trouble in Mind” tells the story of an experienced Black stage actress in rehearsals for a major Broadway production.

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CBSNewYork Team