Chicken and Biscuits

Chicken & Biscuits

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. 

Running time: 
2 hours, no intermission
Categories: 
About Chicken & Biscuits:

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…

Michael Urie
Michael Urie
as Logan

Until 2 Jan 2022

Norm Lewis
Norm Lewis
as Reginald

Until 2 Jan 2022

By:
Douglas Lyons
Producer:
Pamela Ross, Hunter Arnold, E. Clayton Cornelious and Leah Michalos
Director:
Zhailon Levingston
Lighting:
Adam Honoré
Sound:
Twi McCallum
Design:
Lawrence E. Moten III
Costume:
Dede Ayite
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
Chicken & Biscuits Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 23, 2021
Opening date: 
October 10, 2021
Available from: 
September 23, 2021
Booking to: 
January 2, 2022
Closes: 
January 2, 2022
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm-
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Circle in the Square Theatre

Address:
1633 Broadway (between Broadway and 8th Avenue - at 50th Street), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
50th Street stations

Latest Chicken & Biscuits News & Features

Photo credit: Michael Urie and Norm Lewis (Photos by Jenny Anderson and Peter Hurley respectively)
Michael Urie and Norm Lewis to star in ‘Chicken & Biscuits’ on Broadway
June 24, 2021

Douglas Lyons’ play will open at the Circle in the Square Theatre in the fall.

Our Chicken & Biscuits 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.