Choir Boy

Thalia and Melpomene

Show Details

Performance Schedule

SUNDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY @ 7 PM
THURSDAY thru SATURDAY @ 8 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ 2 PM

Run Dates

December 12, 2018 - March 10, 2019

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

1:40 hrs

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Show Description

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men.

One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

On its US debut at MTC’s Studio at Stage IIThe New York Times called the play “vivid, magnetic and moving,” and The New York Post hailed it as “bracing and provocative. Now, we’re thrilled to bring this soaring music-filled work to Broadway.

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. 

Audience Advisory

Adult themes & language. Jeremy Pope will depart the production on Sunday, February 24 to join the cast of Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations on Broadway. Jonathan Burke will take over the role of “Pharus Jonathan Young” for the remaining two weeks of the run.

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December 12, 2018 - March 10, 2019

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Theatre Details

Address

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42

By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: 8 seats available for wheelchair seating.

Elevator\Escalator: An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.

Parking: Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778

Box Office: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: Noon to 8 pm Wed: Noon to 8 pm (If there is a matinee, 10 am to 8 pm) Sat: 10 am to 8 pm Sun: 10 am to 7 pm

Restroom: The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.

Water Fountain: Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.

Telephone: On lower and Mezzanine levels.

Reviews (3)

Tarell Alvin McCraney is an incredibly gifted writer. He penned the Oscar winning screenplay for “Moonlight”. And now with “Choir Boy” he flexes his theatrical muscle proving himself to be an equally talented playwright...... McCraney’s soulful writing brings to mind the great August Wilson. With "Choir Boy" he establishes himself as a major new voice in the theatre.

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“Choir Boy” forces us to think about the human potential that continues to be lost through oppression and insistence on conformity. But it also tells us that “we’re creative enough, strong enough to rebel,” as Pharus passionately proclaims during his own take on spirituals. And that reminder is reason enough to be grateful.

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Director Trip Cullman has a buoyant feel for the play’s comedy and, along with arranger and music director Jason Michael Webb, he gives Choir Boy’s songs the front-and-center treatment they deserve. The play is an undercover, and gorgeous, a cappella musical, kept aloft by the extraordinary vocal talents of its cast

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