Skeleton Crew

Dominique Morisseau makes her playwriting debut with Skeleton Crew, which will receive its Broadway premiere at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in fall 2021. The play was selected as a Critics' Pick in The New York Times, and will be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Phylicia Rashad will star in Skeleton Crew, best known for her Tony Award-winning performance in A Raisin In the Sun. For her performance, Rashad made history as the first black actress to win her category. 

Skeleton Crew will play a limited Broadway engagement at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with performances from Dec. 22, 2021.

About Skeleton Crew:

In 2008 Detroit, a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure, and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred, and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival and their ultimate hopes for humanity.

Dominique Morisseau
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Cast list:
Phylicia Rashad
Skeleton Crew Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
December 21, 2021
Opening date: 
January 12, 2022

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club

261 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street or 50th Street stations

Latest Skeleton Crew News & Features

Photo credit: Phylicia Rashad (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage)
Phylicia Rashad to star in ‘Skeleton Crew’, Broadway performances from December
June 7, 2021

Phylicia Rashad will star in the Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, and a performance schedule has also been confirmed.

Our Skeleton Crew Review

UPDATE: Skeleton Crew is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from Dec. 22, 2021. Find out more about Skeleton Crew on Broadway here. It is 2008 and the Great Recession is rolling over Detroit. The government bailout, which actually did save the US auto industry when it arrived much later in the C-suites, comes too late to bail out the paycheck-to-paycheck lifers struggling on the factory floor... Read more