Colman Domingo enlists star studded cast for Audible adaptation of his play Wild with Happy

The play explores comedy in death and healing, which premiered in 2012 at the Public Theater.
World Premiere Of Warner Bros.' "The Color Purple" - Arrivals
World Premiere Of Warner Bros.' "The Color Purple" - Arrivals / Kayla Oaddams/GettyImages

People reports that Fear the Walking Dead actor Colman Domingo has gathered an elite group for an audio adaptation of his play Wild with Happy. The adaptation will premiere on Audible on Thursday, June 13.

Emmy-winning Domingo directs the adaptation and has enlisted an award-winning cast consisting of Oscar winner Oprah Winfrey, Tony Winner Alex Newell, Golden Globe winner Tyler James Williams, and Tony nominee Sharon Washington. The play premiered in 2012 at the Public Theater in a production in which Washington starred.

Wild with Happy is an imaginative dark comedy that delves into the humor that accompanies death and healing. Colman portrays Gil, an actor who, in the midst of embarking on a new journey, experiences his mother's (Winfrey) death and wrestles with the location in which he should scatter her ashes. He longs for her final resting place to make her wild with happy.

Plot description:

The plan is to tidy up her affairs as quickly and efficiently as possible until a few unpredictably hilarious detours ensue. With his Aunt Glo (Washington) insisting on a proper burial but an urn of ashes already in his hand, Gil’s best friend Mo (Newell) throws him in a car. Aunt Glo and the funeral director (Williams), now Gil’s lover (yes, that happened), follow in hot pursuit. Several states later, they all reach their final destination, and Gil’s mom’s final resting place: The one place on earth that made her Wild with Happy.

Colman Domingo - recent roles

Colman Domingo as Victor Strand, Kim Dickens as Madison Clark - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Seth F. Johnson/AMC /

In 2022, Domingo wrapped the storyline for Victor Strand, the Fear the Walking Dead character he portrayed across all eight seasons of the series. Since then, he has been extremely busy with many outstanding projects that have allowed him to showcase his talents.

Rustin. (L to R) Aml Ameen as Martin Luther King and Colman Domingo as Bayard Rustin in Rustin. Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2022 /

He portrayed Civil Rights activist Bayard Rustin in the Netflix original film Rustin, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He recently portrayed Mister in the musical adaptation of The Color Purple, a role originally played by Danny Glover. Other recent roles include the action comedy Drive-Away Dolls, and he voiced a character in the animated movie Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken. Domingo also lent his voice talents to Batman/Bruce Wayne in the podcast series The Riddler: Secrets in the Dark.

On August 2, fans can see him in the A24 drama Sing Sing, which is based on the Rehabilitation Through the Arts program at Sing Sing maximum security prison. The story follows inmates who are involved in the program as they attempt to create an original production, Breakin' Mummy's Code.

Domingo has also been cast as Joe Jackson, patriarch of the Jackson family, in the biopic Michael and will portray Nat King Cole in his untitled biopic which Domingo writes, directs, and stars.

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