Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York’s Public Theater, "Sweat", the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, will transfer to Broadway’s Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Broadway performances of "Sweat" will begin March 4 for a March 26, 2017 opening.
Producers Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund are pleased to announce casting for the Broadway production. Direct from the Public Theater engagement is Carlo Albán (Oscar), James Colby (Stan), Khris Davis (Chris), Johanna Day (Tracey), John Earl Jelks (Brucie), Will Pullen (Jason), Lance Coadie Williams (Evan), and Michelle Wilson (Cynthia). Casting for the role of Jessie will be announced at a later date.
"Sweat" was chosen as one of the Best Plays of 2016 by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York, The Star-Ledger, The Bergen Record, Deadline, The Wrap, The Huffington Post, Theatermania, and Broadway World.
The play was co-commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and D.C.’s Arena Stage, and received its world premiere at OSF in July 2015, in a sold-out run. The production subsequently played an acclaimed run at Arena Stage in January 2016, and an engagement at New York’s Public Theater in November 2016, where it was extended three times. Critics wrote about the play’s breathtaking timeliness, compassion, and power.
With warm humor and tremendous heart, Lynn Nottage’s "Sweat" tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat.
Kate Whoriskey directs this stunning new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity.
"Sweat" is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund.
The creative team for "Sweat" features John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jennifer Moeller (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (original music and sound design), and Jeff Sugg (projection design).
Tickets are available via Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street) beginning Monday, January 30.
Box office hours are Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $59 - $149.
Saturday, March 4 – Sunday, March 19: Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Monday, March 20 – Sunday, March 26: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. The opening night curtain time of Sunday, March 26 will be announced at a later date.
Starting Monday, March 27: Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.