Slave Play at Golden Theatre tickets
Slave Play at Golden Theatre tickets

Slave Play

About the show

After generating rave reviews Off-Broadway, Slave Play is set to transfer to the Golden Theatre this September. Exploring the interplay of racism, sexuality and gender across American history, the show was a sold-out sensation at New York Theatre Workshop.

On the MacGregor Plantation, the Old South lives on as three sexual relationships unravel in the shadow of the master’s house. Amidst the crack of a whip and the breeze on the cotton fields, fear and lust entwine in a heady phantasmagoria that tears apart American history and confronts the intersection of power, desire and race in the 21st century.

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris is a student at Yale School of Drama and wrote Slave Play in his first semester as a graduate playwriting student. The show’s opening at the Golden Theatre marks his Broadway debut, with other credits including Daddy, co-starring Alan Cumming.

Director Robert O’Hara similarly makes his Broadway debut, with other creatives including scenic designer Clint Ramos and costume designer Dede Ayite.

The play features Off-Broadway cast members Ato Blankson-Wood (Hair), Sullivan Jones (The Looming Tower), Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio (Wit), Annie McNamara, James Cusati-Moyer (Six Degrees of Separation) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Escape to Margaritaville).

Hailed by critics as a “supercharged, fearsome, and often terribly funny” (Vulture), Slave Play on Broadway mixes satirical and psychological acuity from the pen of a powerfully bold new voice in theater. It begins previews at the Golden Theatre from September 10 2019, with an opening night set for October 6.

Recommended for

Theatergoers on the look-out for exciting new voices in American theater should book tickets to Slave Play at the Golden Theatre. A show that’s sure to challenge you and start a conversation, this is also a second chance to catch it after its Off-Broadway run.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 17+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (no intermission)
Opened: 10 Sep 2019
Press night: 06 Oct 2019
Booking from: 10 Sep 2019
Booking until: 19 Jan 2020

Location and map

Golden Theatre
252 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

9 Reviews Add review

This is show is important and timely. It will definitely make you uncomfortable, but it's intentionally doing that to start a dialogue.... More

amys6 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show has generated a good deal of controversy and buzz. I'm glad to have seen it. I think it's best to go in without knowing... More

amys6 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Definitely not for everyone. It's very risque and dark. It profoundly effected me, I got past the uncomfortability and really was engrossed.... More

bradleyl 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show intentionally provokes and makes the audience uncomfortable. It is one that people will be talking about and I am glad I... More

amys6 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show is provocative and discomfiting. It is definitely one that people will be talking about and I dislike being left out of... More

amys6 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The first half is confusing but once you get through it, there is clarity.

BriT 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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TjonC 128 reviews, 0 helpful votes