Tambo & Bones

The world premiere of Tambo & Bones is at Playwrights Horizons in spring 2022. Tambo & Bones tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

Tambo & Bones is a play in which the two title characters are trapped in a minstrel show. It's mad hard to feel like a real person when you're trapped in a minstrel show. Their escape plan: get out, get bank, get even. A rags-to-riches hip-hop journey, Tambo & Bones roasts America’s racist past, wrestles America’s racist present, and explodes America’s post-racial future — where what’s at stake, for those deemed less-than-human, is the fate of humanity itself. 

Playwrights Horizons is requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot to attend performances of Tambo & Bones Off-Broadway.

Tickets to Tambo & Bones are available now. Book your Tambo & Bones tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

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Dave Harris
Taylor Reynolds
Songs by:
Justin Ellington
Amith Chandrashaker
Mikhail Fiksel
Stephanie Osin Cohen
Dominique Fawn Hill
Cast list:
W. Tré Davis, Tyler Fauntleroy, Brendan Dalton, Dean Linnard
Tambo & Bones Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
January 19, 2022
Opening date: 
February 7, 2022
Booking to: 
February 27, 2022
February 27, 2022
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Playwrights Horizons

416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Tambo & Bones News & Features

W. Tré Davis and Tyler Fauntleroy
Playwrights Horizons announces casting for 'Tambo & Bones' off Broadway
December 2, 2021

UPDATE: Tambo & Bones has pushed its run back by one week. The show will begin performances January 19, open February 7, and close February 27. Casting for Playwrights Horizons's production of Tambo & Bones has been announced ahead of the play's Off-Broadway world premiere on January 12. The show, written by Dave Harris and directed by Taylor Reynolds, opens January 31 and will run through February 20.

Our Tambo & Bones Review

“It’s quite easy to write poorly and have a white person call you powerful,” Tambo & Bones playwright, Dave Harris, details in an essay in the play’s program. The new production, now open at Playwrights Horizons, proves his point perfectly. The three-act, 90-minute production, directed by Taylor Reynolds, is part minstrel act, part underground rap spectacle, part academic hoopla that... Read more