Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth follows a family through a disastrous fiasco, as they live through the near-end of humanity multiple times, experiencing an ice age, war, a great flood, encounters with dinosaurs, and more. The Antrobus family repeatedly experiences events that bring humanity to the brink of extinction again and again, and yet, each time, they persevere…or do they? Get The Skin of our Teeth tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.

Originally performed in 1942 on Broadway, The Skin of Our Teeth has since been regarded as the almost-antithesis of Wilder’s most popular, preceding play, Our Town. Our Town examines a singular timeline from the past to the present, whereas The Skin of Our Teeth rolls the dice of the historical and mythological events it parallels, creating a non-cohesive — and yet nonetheless cyclical — view of time and humanity.

Examining the simultaneous nihilism and optimism of the human race, The Skin of Our Teeth poses a relevant question for audiences today: how do we rebuild a society that continues to destroy itself, time and time again? When all is lost and broken, what are the pieces we must find to put it back together?

Lincoln Center Theater presents the Broadway revival of The Skin of Our Teeth at the Vivian Beaumont Theater with performances beginning April 1, just in time for the 125th anniversary of playwright Thornton Wilder’s birth.

Obie Award-winning Lileana Blain-Cruz directs the production, joined by Everybody and An Octoroon playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins who contributes additional script materials.

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Thornton Wilder
Lincoln Center Theater
Lileana Blain-Cruz
Yi Zhao
Palmer Hefferan
Adam Rigg
Montana Levi Blanco
Cast list:
Eunice Bae, Gabby Beans, Terry Bell, Ritisha Chakraborty, William DeMeritt, Jeremy Gallardo, Paige Gilbert, Avery Glymph, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Noor Hamdi, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Maya Loren Jackson, Anaseini Katoa, Cameron Keitt, Megan Lomax, Kathiamarice Lopez, Priscilla Lopez, James Vincent Meredith, Lindsay Rico, Julian Robertson, Julian Rozzell, Jr., Roslyn Ruff, Julyana Soelistyo, Phillip Taratula, Beau Thom, Alphonso Walker, Jr., Adrienne Wells, Sarin Monae West
Other info:
Projections by Hannah Wasileski
The Skin Of Our Teeth Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 1, 2022
Opening date: 
April 25, 2022
Booking to: 
May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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'The Skin of Our Teeth' to offer digital Broadway lottery and student rush
March 30, 2022

See 5,000 years' worth of history for only $30 at The Skin of Our Teeth, Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. A digital lottery and student rush tickets will be available for the play's Broadway run, which begins at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on April 1 and runs through May 29.

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Priscilla Lopez to join 'The Skin of Our Teeth' Broadway cast
February 22, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the full cast for its revival of The Skin of Our Teeth on Broadway. Performances of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1942 play begin on April 1 ahead of an April 25 opening. Tony nominee Priscilla Lopez, known for originating the role of Diane Morales in A Chorus Line, will play the role of the Fortune Teller, alongside James Vincent Meredith as Mr. Antrobus, Roslyn Ruff as Mrs. Antrobus, and Paige Gilbert as Gladys Antrobus, Julian Robertson as Henry Antrobus, and Gabby Beans as the family's maid, Sabina.

Our The Skin Of Our Teeth Review

The dinosaur earned its entrance applause. Thornton Wilder’s play The Skin of Our Teeth, a fantastical tragicomedy about the end of the world, calls for a dinosaur and a woolly mammoth. Typical productions have actors donning animal costumes. But the new Broadway revival of The Skin of Our Teeth goes full Jurassic Park (with the budget to match), with a gigantic brontosaurus, puppeteered by... Read more