'Slave Play' to Return to Broadway for a Limited Run After Historic Tony Nominations

The acclaimed show Slave Play is coming back to Broadway!

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced the news during a party on Sunday night (September 26) to celebrate the show’s historic Tony nominations. The play received more nominations than any non-musical has ever received.

Members of the play’s original Broadway cast will be reprising their roles, including Tony nominees Ato Blankson-Wood, Chalia La Tour, and Annie McNamara, as well as Paul Alexander Nolan and Irene Sofia Lucio. Joining the cast is Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, who originated the role of Kaneisha during the play’s developmental production at Yale in 2017.

Additional casting for Slave Play will be announced shortly.

Click inside for more details on the return engagement…

Slave Play’s return engagement marks for me a chance for New York and the world to re-meet a play that many met at New York Theatre Workshop and Broadway in 2018 and 2019, and that thousands of others met in its published edition in a year when theaters around the world were dark. To be doing it in 2021 with the Kaneisha who originated the role at Yale and members of the original cast fills me with the same joy I had I had watching the play for the very first time in a classroom five years ago,” Jeremy said in a statement.

The return engagement will begin performances at the August Wilson Theatre on Tuesday, November 23 ahead of an official opening night on Thursday, December 2. The limited run will end on Sunday, January 23.

Slave Play is furthering its guiding principle of “radical accessibility” by doubling its ticketing initiative’s weekly commitment from the initial Broadway run. For the run at the August Wilson Theatre, 10,400 tickets will be made available for just $39.

Check out photos of Jeremy and the Tony-nominated cast on the red carpet!

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