Alex Edelman's 'Just for Us' to play on Broadway this summer

Edelman's stand-up comedy show about going face-to-face with online haters played three critically acclaimed Off-Broadway runs between 2021 and 2022.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

He's back, just for us! Alex Edelman will present his acclaimed stand-up comedy show Just For Us on Broadway this summer for a limited engagement. Performances run at the Hudson Theatre from June 22 to August 19, with opening night on June 26.

In Just For Us, Edelman recounts the anti-Semitic hate he received on Twitter from local neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups. In response, he did what anyone would: infiltrated one of the group's local meetings. He also peppers other stories from his life into this comedy act about confronting trolls head-on and testing the limits of human empathy.

New York Theatre Guide's five-star Just For Us review reads, "You'll find yourself repeatedly thinking, as Edelman twists racist jokes and stereotypes aimed at him into oft-self-deprecating punchlines, 'Should I really be laughing at this?' But this is a comedy show, after all, so you do, with abandon...Edelman is top-notch."

Just For Us premiered at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2018, and the show has since played multiple engagements across the U.K. and U.S. Edelman first performed the show off Broadway in 2021 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and it received encore productions at the SoHo Playhouse and Greenwich House Theater in 2022 due to popular demand. Read our interview with Edelman about the Off-Broadway productions.

Adam Brace, who staged all three Off-Broadway runs, returns to direct Just For Us on Broadway.

Just For Us will occupy the Hudson between runs of the Jessica Chastain-led A Doll's House, which closes on June 10, and the first Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along, which begins performances September 19.

Photo credit: Alex Edelman. (Photo courtesy of production)

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