Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Tickets are on sale now to see Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

Whenever three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane is announced to star in an upcoming Broadway production, there is a collective sense that everything is alright with the world again. And so it was in September 2018 when producer Scott Rudin announced that Lane would star as the titular role in a world premiere comedy by the genius that is Taylor Mac. This brand new play is hilariously entitled Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus and is set in 400 B.C. after much gratuitous bloodshed and gore courtesy of the fall of the Roman Empire. Our guides through the play (and the bloody mess) are the two humble servants – Gary and Janice – as they begin the cumbersome task of clearing away all the human carcasses.

Playwright Taylor Mac has established himself in the New York City area as a might force of non-conformism and often his work has defied categorization. He previously made waves off-Broadway in the fall of 2015 with his gender-bending play Hir at Playwrights Horizons, but Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus marks his Broadway debut. He was also widely celebrated for his acting performance as Shen Tei in the 2013 Public Theater production of Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan, earning a Lucille Lortel Award nomination in the process, but perhaps his most recent accomplishment was becoming a finalist in 2017 for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A 24-Decade History of Popular Music… a 24-hour performance marathon!

The pairing of Taylor Mac with Nathan Lane signals a match made in comedy heaven and Lane, of course, is one of the most reliable Broadway stalwarts when it comes to drawing a laugh from the audience. His iconic performances in The Producers and The Odd Couple, along with recent standout performances in comedies such as The Front Page and It’s Only a Play, have set the bar extremely high… in fact, only Lane himself could probably compete with it.

Let’s just hope we get a sequel to this tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek sequel to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus...

(Photo by Julieta Cervantes)

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About Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus:

In Gary, Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s only 400 B.C. – but it feels like the end of the world.

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
as Gary

until 4 Aug 2019

By:
Taylor Mac
Producer:
Scott Rudin
Director:
George C. Wolfe
Lighting:
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer
Design:
Santo Loquasto Design
Costume:
Ann Roth
Cast list:
Nathan Lane (as Gary), Kristine Nielsen (as Janice), and Julie White (as Carol)
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 11, 2019
Opening date: 
April 21, 2019
Closes: 
August 4, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday--

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus News & Features

Nathan Lane in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring Nathan Lane, delays Opening Night on Broadway
March 21, 2019

The world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane in the titular role, has delayed its official opening at Broadway's Booth Theatre. Originally scheduled to open on April 11, 2019, the production will now officially open on April 21, 2019.

Nathan Lane
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, starring Nathan Lane, begins performances on Broadway
March 11, 2019

Although originally scheduled to begin previews on March 5, 2019, following delays due to the previously announced last-minute departure of two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin due to injury and the new addition of Tony Award winner Julie White to the cast, the world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus finally begins performances at Broadway's Booth Theatre tonight. An official opening is still scheduled for April 11, with the limited engagement running through to August 4, 2019.

Julie White
Julie White joins the cast of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus as Andrea Martin departs due to injury
March 4, 2019

Producer Scott Rudin has announced a last-minute shake-up for the imminent world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac and starring three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane in the titular role, which is scheduled to begin previews at Broadway's Booth Theatre tomorrow, March 5, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 11 and a limited run through to August 4, 2019.

Kristine Nielsen
Kristine Nielsen joins Nathan Lane & Andrea Martin and completes the cast of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
November 27, 2018

Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen completes the cast of the previously announced world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Taylor Mac. She takes on the role of Carol and joins three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane (as Gary) and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (as Janice).