Straight White Men

Second Stage Theater continues its inaugural Broadway season with Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, which begins performances on June 29, 2018 at the Hayes Theater.

Young Jean Lee is set to make history as the first female Asian-American playwright to ever be produced on Broadway. Hollywood star Armie Hammer also makes his Broadway debut, taking on the role of Drew in the production.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About Straight White Men:

It's Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can't answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities. Straight White Men takes a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama. This is one white Christmas like you've never seen before.

Young Jean Lee
Second Stage Theater
Anna D. Shapiro
Donald Holder
M.L. Dogg
Todd Rosenthal
Faye Driscoll
Suttirat Larlab
Cast list:
Armie Hammer (as Drew), Josh Charles (as Jake), Paul Schneider (as Matt), Stephen Payne (as Ed), Kate Bornstein (as Person In Charge #1), and Ty Defoe (as Person In Charge #2)
Straight White Men Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
June 30, 2018
Opening date: 
July 23, 2018
September 9, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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

Our Straight White Men Review

Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men is an equal-opportunity play, in that there is not enough to it to satisfy anyone. It is also a missed opportunity play. Ostensibly an examination of the meaning of accomplishment as applied to a family of man-boys, the production, directed with an air of desperation by Anna D. Shapiro, stumbles and stalls its way across 90 minutes of stilted dialogue,... Read more

NOTE: This is a review of the 2014 Public Theater production of Straight White Men. Well isn’t this a pleasant surprise. This production of Straight White Men at the Public sneaks up on you. Young Jean Lee lays all the cards out on the table and then performs slight-of-hand while you are watching. Like the blank wall that has no art on it because it is opposite the television and is therefore... Read more