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Skeleton Crew on Broadway
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Skeleton Crew on Broadway Tickets

New York
27 Dec 2021 - 20 Feb 2022
180 Reviews on Show-Score

Skeleton Crew on Broadway Information

Following years of critical acclaim and celebrated productions across the country, Dominique Morisseau's play Skeleton Crew arrives on Broadway starring stage and screen legend Phylicia Rashad. Skeleton Crew tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide. 

At the last remaining auto plant in Detroit of 2008, rumors of an impending closure have everyone on edge. The workers are family, but events will test their loyalty as the factory enters its final days. Skeleton Crew is a truthful, sometimes hilarious, often tragic story of American blue collar workers living at the mercy of larger forces out of their control.

Tony Award winner and six time Emmy Award-nominee Phylicia Rashad stars in the Skeleton Crew Broadway premiere. The play is Rashad's first Broadway role since 2009, when she replaced Estelle Parsons in the hit play August: Osage County. Prior to that, Rashad starred in her sister Debbie Allen's all-Black revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2008.

Skeleton Crew originated at Atlantic Theater Company, an Off-Broadway hub of exciting new work. The play first ran in Atlantic's development space Atlantic Stage 2 in 2016. It later transferred to the Linda Gross Theater, a larger space also operated by Atlantic. Skeleton Crew was listed by American Theatre Magazine as the third most produced play in the United States in 2018. 

Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to Manhattan Theatre Club directly following the run of his own solo work, Lackawanna Blues, at the company's Broadway space, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Santiago-Hudson directs Skeleton Crew and is also now an artistic advisor at MTC. 

Critic Ben Brantley of The New York Times declared Skeleton Crew "a very fine new play - warm blooded, astute and beautifully acted," selecting it as a 'Critic's Pick.' 

Tickets to Skeleton Crew in New York are on sale now.

In 2008 Detroit, a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure, and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred, and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival and their ultimate hopes for humanity.

Opening date

December 27th, 2021

Closing date

February 20th, 2022


Opening Soon, Plays

Booking until

February 20th, 2022

Previews from

December 21st, 2021


Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Dominique Morisseau
Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Cast list: Phylicia Rashad, Chanté Adams, Brandon J. Dirden, Adesola Osakalumi

Our review

Skeleton Crew

You might think a play set in a factory would be dank and depressing. But when you have Dominique Morisseau as the playwright, the factory doesn't just come alive; it literally dances.Morisseau's play Skeleton Crew is set in a car parts factory. And instead of showing the whirring and grinding of an assembly line, Morisseau does something more ingenious: She has a dancer (a dynamic Adesola Osakalumi) pop and lock to a soundtrack of machinery. Osakalumi's movements are sometimes fluid, other...

Latest Skeleton Crew on Broadway News & Features

Skeleton Crew

Make no bones about it! Dominique Morisseau's play Skeleton Crew will offer $30 rush tickets for the entirety of its Broadway run. The show, mounted by Manhattan Theatre Club, will perform at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from December 21 to February 20, with an opening night of January 12.Skeleton Crew Rush tickets will become available at 10 a.m. each performance day on the TodayTix app. A limited number of tickets will be made available for that day's performance and are distributed on a...

Photo credit: Phylicia Rashad (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage)

UPDATE: Chanté Adams, Brandon J. Dirden, Adesola Osakalumi, and Joshua Boone will join the Skeleton Crew cast alongside Rashad, and Osakalumi also choreographs. The rest of the creative team includes set designer Michael Carnahan, costume designer Emilio Sosa, lighting designer Rui Rita, sound designer Rob Kaplowitz, and projection design by Nicholas Hussong. Kaplowitz and Jimmy Keys aka "J. Keys" provide original music, and Keys also provides lyrics.Phylicia Rashad will star in the Broadway...

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