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Chicken & Biscuits on Broadway
Chicken & Biscuits Tickets

Chicken & Biscuits Tickets

New York
23 Sep 2021 - 28 Nov 2021

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A raucous new comedy about family, laughter and love, the Chicken & Biscuits play brings Broadway back to uproarious life! Douglas Lyons' laugh riot new play celebrates all the ways families drive each other insane — and the essential bonds that keep us together. Chicken & Biscuits tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

The Jenkins are gathering to celebrate their father's life but Baneatta, the eldest daughter, can't get any part of this funeral to go smoothly. Granddaughter La'Trice is butting into everyone's business, her sister Beverly wants to dress to show everyone what she's been "blessed with," and her grandson Kenny plans to introduce the family to his Jewish boyfriend. But all of that is nothing compared to the family secret about to come walking through the door. 

The Chicken & Biscuits Broadway run comes direct from Queens Theatre, where it ran for under two weeks in 2020 prior to the theater shutdown. Now Lyons' universal story will feed the souls of Broadway audiences in its new home at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

Both Lyons and director Zhailon Levingston make their Broadway debuts as writer/director. At just 27 years old, Levingston makes history as the youngest Black director ever on Broadway. Lead producer E. Clayton Cornelious (also making his debut in that role) first met playwright Lyons when they were both ensemble members at Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Now this crew of trailblazing Black artists brings the Jenkins family to Broadway in a season of historic representation for Black playwrights. 

Television star Cleo King makes her Broadway debut in Chicken & Biscuits as Baneatta. She is joined by musical theatre legend Norm Lewis, marking his first ever appearance in a Broadway play, and Obie Award winner Michael Urie, who last appeared on Broadway to critical acclaim in Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song

Tickets to Chicken & Biscuits are available now. Book your tickets today. 

CHICKEN & BISCUITS is a raucous family comedy so full of laughter and love, it’ll leave you begging for seconds. The Jenkins family is coming together to celebrate the life of their father—hopefully without killing each other! But any hopes for a peaceful reunion unravel when a family secret shows up at the funeral…

Run time

Approx. 2h

Opening date

September 23rd, 2021

Closing date

November 28th, 2021

Booking from

September 23rd, 2021

Booking until

November 28th, 2021

Previews from

September 23rd, 2021


A new raucous family comedy so full of laughter and love, it’ll leave you begging for seconds.

Cast and creative

By: Douglas Lyons
Director: Zhailon Levingston
Producer: Pamela Ross, Hunter Arnold, E. Clayton Cornelious and Leah Michalos
Cast list: Norm Lewis, Michael Urie, Cleo King, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Devere Rogers, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, Aigner Mizzelle, Alana Raquel Bowers, Dean Acree, Jennifer Fouché, Michael Genet, Miles G Jackson, Camille Upshaw
Design: Lawrence E. Moten III
Lighting: Adam Honoré
Costume: Dede Ayite
Sound: Twi McCallum

Our review

All families have their secrets, but few handle them as entertainingly as the Mabry family in Douglas Lyon's Chicken & Biscuits. The crew have ostensibly gathered at Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway to send off their beloved patriarch. Despite that dour premise, over the course of this life-affirming play, they rehash old beefs and put to rest long-simmering prejudices.Confronting differences in response to death is nothing new in theatre. Refreshingly, in this laughter-rich script,...

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