Clyde's Second Stage Theater

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage returns to Broadway with Clyde’s, a riotously funny and deeply stirring new comedy about dreaming big, finding purpose, and creating the perfect sandwich. 

Clyde’s isn’t just any truck stop sandwich joint. For the employees, all of whom are formerly incarcerated, this sandwich shop is their chance to build a new life. The callous owner of Clyde’s isn’t going to make it easy. But when the staff hit upon a dream of creating the perfect sandwich, they come together to build themselves a better future. 

Nottage follows-up her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat with new comedy Clyde’s. Like Sweat, Nottage’s new play draws from years of research conducted in Reading, Pennsylvania, where she interviewed residents on the impact of workforce reduction, increasing poverty and the changing racial composition of the city. 

Clyde’s first premiered at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis in 2019, under the title Floyd’s. Nottage adjusted the sandwich shop’s name to avoid unintended associations with George Floyd. Clyde’s now opens Second Stage’s first Broadway season since the shutdown of March 2020. Clyde’s will play the company’s Broadway home, the intimate The Hayes Theater - Broadway’s smallest house at just 597 seats. 

Chris Hewitt of Minnesota’s Star Tribune wrote that Clyde’s is “funny, optimistic and compassionate,” declaring it “a play we need right now”; while Stephanie March of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine wrote of the play’s wonderful aftertaste: “In the end there is love and laughter, there is connection, there is possibility, and there is a sandwich.”
Nottage is the only woman playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice. With Clyde’s on Broadway, she re-teams with director Kate Whoriskey, whose Broadway production of Sweat earned a Tony nomination for Best Play. 

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Running time: 
95 minutes, no intermission
About Clyde's:

A truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich. 

Lynn Nottage
Kate Whoriskey
Christopher Akerlind
Justin Ellington
Takeshi Kata
Jennifer Moeller
Cast list:
Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones, Reza Salazar, and Kara Young
Clyde's Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 3, 2021
Opening date: 
November 23, 2021
Available from: 
November 3, 2021
Booking to: 
January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022
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Hayes Theater - Second Stage Theater

240 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Clyde's News & Features

'Clyde's' to offer Broadway rush tickets on TodayTix
November 1, 2021

Clyde's is serving up some rush tickets! Second Stage Theater's premiere of Clyde's, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's new play, will offer $35 same-day tickets on TodayTix. The rush program begins with the show's first performance on November 3, and the play opens November 23 at the Hayes Theater.

Photo credit: Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas Jones (Photos courtesy of Clyde’s)
Uzo Aduba and Ron Cephas-Jones to star in Lynn Nottage's ‘Clyde’s’
July 13, 2021

'Clyde's' opens in the fall, with tickets on sale now.

Our Clyde's Review

Food for thought is on the menu, along with lots of laughs and a few tears in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s, a richly entertaining and timely play set in a truck stop sandwich shop along a nowhere stretch of Berks County, Pennsylvania. It’s roughly the same GPS of the author’s Sweat, which focused on grim aftershocks of a factory lockout and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017. Eight years earlier, she won... Read more