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About Appropriate on Broadway

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his Broadway debut with his singular, explosive family drama Appropriate, winner of the Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Actress for Sarah Paulson. Join the gathering and get Appropriate tickets through June 30 only.

In the Appropriate play, the estranged members of the Lafayette clan all return totheir crumbling old plantation home in Arkansas to grieve the loss of their father and settle his accounts. As the family members all sift through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, the sudden discovery of a graphic relic descends the family into a dark spiral of crackling confrontations, repressed histories, and regret. Jacobs-Jenkins’s searing and timely drama is one of this season’s most critically acclaimed plays.

Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story, American Crime Story) leads the cast alongside Emmy nominee Elle Fanning (The Great) and Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards). Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer, another acclaimed theatre veteran, directs the show after staging the original Off-Broadway production.

The play marks many special occasions: Appropriate on Broadway is part of Second Stage’s 45th anniversary season and is the first time Sarah Paulson — whose New York theatre credits include The Sisters Rosensweig (1993), The Glass Menagerie (2005), and Collected Stories (2010) — has been on Broadway in 13 years.

She stars as Toni, the family’s oldest daughter, who hopes her family will spend their weekend reminiscing and reconnecting. But when Toni’s estranged brother Franz unexpectedly appears late one night, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained. At this particular reunion, the family won’t only be seeing one another again but also the ghosts of their past.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

Start date

March 25th, 2024

End date

June 30th, 2024

Categories

Age

Ages 12+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

Production note
Strobe/flashing lights as well as loud sound effects are used in this production.
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2K+ Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

172 Reviews | 183 Followers
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Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want a story with a lot of layers. Best play that I have seen in a long time. Never boring. Wonderful ensemble. Sarah Paulson captivate

Don’t see it if Dysfunctional family dramas are not of interest to you. This one is brutal… but the writing and acting is so good that it will be memorable.

Bruce 6

Bruce 6

779 Reviews | 333 Followers
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By the end you know you've seen a new am classic, Extraord powerful play by branden jacobs-jenkins

See it if electrifying family drama full of mordant humor; brilliantly exposes legacy white appropriation of blk lives/identity; uniformly fine cast

Don’t see it if you can’t tolerate the message: the uncovering of a white family's dark secrets reveals the ugliness of America

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

772 Reviews | 424 Followers
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Riveting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Family history haunts present generation of 3 siblings. Great writing, direction, sets & actors. Bravo! Loved every moment!

Don’t see it if If you are uncomfortable of the legacies of America’s darkest secrets, then you might not want to see this exceptional play.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

615 Reviews | 286 Followers
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Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if This new family drama is set in 2011 AR during an estate settlement.It's abt reconnections, revelations &forgiveness but also guilt, greed,*

Don’t see it if Unsure what meaning 2attach2end:r chirping birds&a new tree signs of hope or instead signs o a nature that goes on indifferent on our deeds?

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Our Review

'Appropriate' review — Sarah Paulson leads a great American drama for our time

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19 Dec 2023, 03:00
Read our five-star review of Appropriate on Broadway, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's family drama now playing at the Hayes Theater and starring Sarah Paulson.

Appropriate on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Director: Lila Neugebauer
Producer: Second Stage Theater
Cast list: Sarah Paulson (as Toni), Corey Stoll (as Bo), Ella Beatty (as River), Natalie Gold (as Rachael), Alyssa Emily Marvin (as Cassie), Graham Campbell (as Rhys), Michael Esper (as Franz), Everett Sobers and Lincoln Cohen (alternating as Ainsley)
Design: dots
Costumes: Dede Ayite
Lighting: Jane Cox
Sound: Will Pickens and Bray Poor

Venue

111 West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

2 wheelchair spaces

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Frequently asked questions

What is Appropriate on Broadway about?

Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson returns to Broadway for the first time in 13 years in Pulitzer finalist Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins's Broadway-debut play. Join a family reunion following the death of a patriarch, where reminiscing gives way to long-secret revelations and explosive tension.

Where is Appropriate on Broadway playing?

Appropriate on Broadway is playing at Belasco Theatre. The theatre is located in 111 West 44th Street, New York, 10036.

How long is Appropriate on Broadway?

The running time of Appropriate on Broadway is 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

What's the age requirement for Appropriate on Broadway?

The recommended age for Appropriate on Broadway is Ages 12+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted..

How do you book tickets for Appropriate on Broadway?

Book tickets for Appropriate on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Who wrote Appropriate?

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is the playwright of Appropriate. He premiered the show off Broadway in 2014, and he now makes his Broadway debut with the show.

Who directed Appropriate?

Lila Neugebauer directs Appropriate. Her past theatre credits include The Waverly Gallery, starring Elaine May, and The Wolves, and she also directs Uncle Vanya in spring 2024.

Is Appropriate appropriate for kids?

Appropriate is suitable for teenagers and adults, as the play contains strong language and some sexual themes. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is Appropriate good?

Appropriate is a critically acclaimed family drama starring Sarah Paulson, an award-winning star of stage and screen. Fans of Paulson, or anyone interested in seeing a play by a young two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, should definitely see Appropriate.

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