“SLAVE PLAY” BEGINS PREVIEWS TONIGHT AT THE GOLDEN THEATRE, PRODUCTION ANNOUNCES IN-PERSON RUSH POLICY AS PART OF ONGOING TICKET ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
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THE MOST EXPLOSIVE NEW PLAY OF THE SEASON
BEGINS PREVIEWS TONIGHT
ON BROADWAY AT THE GOLDEN THEATRE
IN-PERSON RUSH POLICY
AS PART OF ONGOING TICKET ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
New York, NY (September 10, 2019) – Preview performances begin tonight for Slave Play, the acclaimed new play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O’Hara, at Broadway’s Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) ahead of an official opening night of Sunday, October 6.
As part of the Slave Play’s ongoing commitment to affordable ticket accessibility, producers Greg Nobile and Jana Shea of Seaview Productions, Troy Carter, Level Forward, and Nine Stories, founded by Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, announced the show’s in-person rush policy which joins the production’s previously announced initiative making 10,000 tickets available at $39 each throughout the 17-week run.
Slave Play’s in-person general rush policy launches with today’s first preview. Subject to availability, $39 rush tickets will go on sale when the Golden Theatre box office opens each performance day on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush tickets are based on availability and limited to two tickets per person. Cash or credit cards are accepted.
In the coming days, the production will launch a digital lottery powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform. Exact lottery policy will be announced shortly.
For more information on the show’s ticket accessibility policies, please visit www.slaveplaybroadway.com
The cast for Slave Play features Ato Blankson-Wood, James Cusati-Moyer, Sullivan Jones, Joaquina Kalukango, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, and Paul Alexander Nolan. The cast is being understudied by Eboni Flowers, Thomas Keegan, Jakeem Dante Powell, and Elizabeth Stahlmann.
When it premiered last fall, Slave Play immediately became the most talked about play of the year, garnered intense critical acclaim, stunned audiences with its unflinching examination of race and sex, and hailed Harris as “one of the most promising playwrights of his generation” (Chloe Schama, Vogue).
With the Broadway premiere of this “explosive, raw, and very funny piece of theater about race, sex, and power” (Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast), Harris becomes the sixth black writer to have a new play on Broadway in the last decade.
Prepare for “the single most daring thing I’ve seen in theater in a long time” (Wesley Morris, The New York Times).
The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields…and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip’s fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary’s big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems.
The creative team for the production includes Tony Award® winner Clint Ramos (scenic design), four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Dede Ayite (costume design), Drama Desk Award nominee Jiyoun Chang (lighting design), three-time Drama Desk Award nominee Lindsay Jones (sound design and original music), Amauta Marston-Firmino (dramaturg), Byron Easley (movement), Drama Desk Award winner Claire Warden (intimacy and fight director), Doug Nevin (production counsel), and Taylor Williams (casting director). Mark Shacket serves as Executive Producer.
Slave Play is the recipient of the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences, and the 2018 Paula Vogel Award. The play was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle’s John Gassner Playwrighting Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play.
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