Sidney Poitier

Sidney is a new Broadway play about the life of actor, filmmaker, activist, and diplomat Sidney Poitier. Check back for information on Sidney tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Sidney dramatizes Mr. Poitier's life, from his upbringing on Cat Island in the Bahamas to his rise to become America’s most revered actor and activist. With his unique career, Sidney Poitier helped change many racial attitudes that had persisted in this country for centuries. He built the bridges and opened the doors for countless artists in succeeding generations. He is an actor who stood for hope, for excellence, and who has given happiness to millions of people around the world.

Paying tribute to Sidney Poitier in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “He is a man of great depth, a man of great social concern, a man who is dedicated to human rights and freedom.”  The play explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, pride and humility and the price for artistic integrity. Poitier has inspired many artists in multiple fields including encouraging Alice Childress to begin writing when they were both members at American Negro Theatre. 

Tickets to Sidney on Broadway will be on sale soon.

Top photo credit: Sidney Poitier (right) as Walter Younger in A Raisin in the Sun. (Photo by Friedman Abeles)
Poster image credit: Sidney Poitier. (Photo by Sherrie Burgess Brooks)

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By:
Charles Randolph-Wright, based on the autobiography by Sidney Poitier
Producer:
Ron Gillyard, Anika Poitier, Barry Krost
Director:
Ruben Santiago-Hudson