Straight White Men

Straight White Men

Show Details

Performance Schedule

TUESDAY thru THURSDAY @ 7 PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 8 PM
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM 
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Run Dates

June 29, 2018 - September 09, 2018

Upcoming Scheduled Events

No scheduled performances found.

Running Time

1:30 hrs

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Show Description

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities. Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee takes a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama.

This is one white Christmas like you’ve never seen before. Featuring Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty DeFoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne, Paul Schneider

The New York Times has named Obie Award winner Young Jean Lee (Church and We're Gonna Die both at The Public) "the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation." 

Audience Advisory

Adult language & themes. Note that there is loud pre-show music, and haze and moving lights will be used during the performance.

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June 29, 2018 - September 09, 2018

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Theatre Details

Address

Helen Hayes Theatre
240 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: M42

By Subway: 1,2,3,7,S,A,C,E,N,R,Q,W to 42nd St./Times square

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Accessible seating in both Orchestra & Mezzanine

Seating: Orchestra on ground level. Seats 589.

Elevator\Escalator: Full-service/accessible elevator

Parking: Valet parking garages: 1st garage: South side of 44th St. between 6th & 7th Aves. Vertical clearance: 105". 2nd garage: East of Shubert Alley, on north side of 44th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps: (2.5" lip) NW corner of 44th & Broadway; (2.5" lip) SE corner of 44th St. & Broadway; SW corner of 44th St. & Broadway.

Entrance: ADA-accessible building entrance at Stage Door. Handicap ramps in the lower lobby,

Box Office: Outer lobby, ground level. ADA access via the Stage Door.

Restroom: Accessible/unisex bathrooms/stalls in the lower lobby and at the mezzanine level

Water Fountain: Lower Level directly across from the elevator

Telephone: None on premises

Assisted Listening System: LOOP system in the auditorium, headsets available. Driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Not available in the first 3 rows of the Orchestra.

Reviews (3)

Straight White Men - a smart, funny and affecting play that reaffirms Lee’s status as one of the most important playwrights working today, questions traditional notions of what a successful life might mean ...

CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW

[Young Jean] Lee is the first female Asian-American playwright on Broadway, and Straight White Men is no simple, dramatized condemnation of them or easy shooting of cultural fish in barrels. Indeed, it is surprisingly affectionate about the SWM, even if the play is ultimately an examination of the privilege the liberal—and ostensibly culturally sensitive—characters on stage shrug off or not even consider, until they are forced to question what giving that privilege up means. And so you wait for evidence of “Straight White Men.” You wait for the homophobia, misogyny, and racism of the men, or a commentary on such things, but it doesn’t come.

CONTINUE READING THE DAILY BEAST REVIEW

It's all immeasurably enhanced by Second Stage's first class production helmed by Anna D. Shapiro. Stephen Payne is most impressive as a last-minute replacement. Josh Charles, Armie Hammer, and Paul Schneider, all making their Broadway debuts, are excellent as well.

CONTINUE READING THE NY1 REVIEW