Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play will transfer to Broadway in Fall 2019

Slave Play is scheduled to begin performances at the Golden Theatre on September 10, 2019.

Ato Blankson-Wood in Slave Play

Jeremy O. Harris' widely celebrated drama Slave Play is officially transferring to the Great White Way this fall. Once again under the direction of Robert O'Hara, the Broadway production is scheduled to begin previews at the Golden Theatre on September 10, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 6 and a limited 17-week engagement through January 5, 2020.

Synopsis: "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."

Slave Play was previously seen Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, where it ran from November 19, 2018 through January 13, 2019, and received a 2019 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for "Outstanding Play." Read our rave review here.

Due to its usage of nudity, sexual content, sexual violence, and racially violent language, the production was recommended for ages 17+.

The creative team for the Broadway transfer features scenic design by Tony Award winner Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jiyoun Chang, sound design & original music by Lindsay Jones, and movement by Byron Easley. In addition, Amauta Marston-Firmino serves as dramaturg, Claire Warden serves as intimacy & fight director, and Doug Nevin serves as production counsel.

Casting for the Broadway transfer is yet to be announced, however, the Off-Broadway cast included Ato Blankson-Wood, Paul Alexander Nolan, and Teyonah Parris, among others.

Slave Play is produced on Broadway by Greg Nobile and Jana Shea of Seaview Productions, Troy Carter, Level Forward, and Nine Stories (founded by Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker).


Ato Blankson-Wood & James Cusati Moyer in Slave Play

(Photos by Joan Marcus)