Slave Play extends limited run on Broadway due to popular demand

The Broadway premiere of Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play will now play its final performance at the Golden Theatre on January 19, 2020.

Joaquina Kalukango & Paul Alexander Nolan in Slave Play

Producers of Jeremy O. Harris' acclaimed drama Slave Play have announced a 2-week extension for the Broadway premiere, which will now play its final performance at the Golden Theatre on January 19, 2020. Slave Play began previews on September 10, 2019, officially opened to positive reviews on October 6, and was originally scheduled to run 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."

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

Under the direction of Robert O'Hara, the Broadway cast includes Ato Blankson-Wood (as Gary), James Cusati-Moyer (as Dustin), Sullivan Jones (as Phillip),  Joaquina Kalukango (as Kaneisha), Chalia La Tour (as Teá)Irene Sofia Lucio (as Patricia), Annie McNamara (as Alana), and Paul Alexander Nolan (as Jim).

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.

Slave Play was previously staged at New York Theatre Workshop from November 19, 2018 through January 13, 2019, and received a 2019 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for "Outstanding Play."

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).

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Slave Play Tickets are available now for performances through January 19, 2020.

(Photo by Matthew Murphy)