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Lynn Nottage's stirring new play about second chances, starring Uzo Aduba.
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About Clyde's on Broadway

In this stirring new play from the team of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat), a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich. You’ll want a seat at the table for this funny, moving, and urgent play. It’s an example of Nottage’s “genius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary lives” (The Wall Street Journal).

Starring Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black, In Treatment), Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us, Truth Be Told), Reza Salazar (Sweat), and Kara Young in her Broadway debut.

Start date

November 3rd, 2021

End date

January 16th, 2022

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384 Reviews

Bruce 6

Bruce 6

774 Reviews | 332 Followers
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Once again lynn nottage, master playwright, brings to life urgent social justice problem - plight of prisoners after release - by telling story of ex-prisoner-run sandwich shop in a dramatic but hilarious manner

See it if mixes drama/can ex-prisoners survive w odds stacked vs them? w comedy/ workplace antics; fine ensemble, Kara Young emerges as star

Don’t see it if characters in shop are racial stereotypes & 1-dimensional saints or Satan (see below); narrative at times predictable

Sing out Louise

Sing out Louise

254 Reviews | 222 Followers
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Just because you left jail doesn’t mean you’re not in jail.

See it if Lynn Nottage has created a beautiful ensemble play about people who have been incarcerated, finding their way back into society (including…

Don’t see it if … limited job opportunities). these characters are fighting for their dignity and integrity and don’t want their past to define them…

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

598 Reviews | 285 Followers
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Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny

See it if A touching play on how some strivers deal with prison,drugs&poverty but also w second chances,last resort&hope. Great stage&strong acting.

Don’t see it if You do not like a weak ending nor do you want to hear how life after prison is.

Wish I Could See Them All

Wish I Could See Them All

800 Reviews | 252 Followers
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Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Incisive, Relevant, Funny

See it if Ex-cons find purpose & self-respect, despite being exploited and put down by society (= Clyde). Fast-paced & nasty. Great costumes.

Don’t see it if The passionate sandwich making is a copy of the 2019 play "Lunch Bunch". Nottage added the ex-con theme, and the hellish Clyde.

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Clyde's on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Lynn Nottage
Director: Kate Whoriskey
Cast list: Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones, Reza Salazar, and Kara Young
Design: Takeshi Kata
Lighting: Christopher Akerlind
Costume: Jennifer Moeller
Sound: Justin Ellington

Venue

Hayes Theater

240 West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair and elevator access

More information about Clyde's on Broadway

At truck stop joint Clyde’s, the employees want purpose and permission to dream. But most of all, they want to create the perfect sandwich. In new Broadway comedy Clyde’s, the formerly incarcerated line cooks dream of escaping their callous owner and realize that mastering the art of sandwich making is their one and only chance. Clyde’s tickets are available now.

Clyde’s is a play by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, who returns to Broadway following her 2017 smash-hit play Sweat. Nottage again crafts an empathetic and unflinchingly honest look at the people our society leaves behind, and how they build their own future. Clyde’s on Broadway is also inspired by the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, where Sweat is set.

Lynn Nottage has been praised by Style Weekly as “the American playwright most in touch with the defining importance of work.” Nottage conducts detailed and meticulous research for her plays, traveling across the United States to conduct interviews with working Americans.

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, critic Terry Teachout praised Nottage’s timely work as “plays that put raw flesh on the exit polls.” In his New York Times review of Sweat, critic Ben Brantley declared Nottage “a justly acclaimed dramatist of ambitious scope and fierce focus.”

Clyde’s premiered at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis in 2019. Second Stage presents the New York premiere of Clyde’s at the company’s Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. The production is supported by the Art for Justice Fund, an organization which works to mass incarceration and underlying racial bias through art and advocacy.

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What to Watch For

  • Clyde’s in New York reopens Second Stage Theater’s Hayes Theater as the company’s first Broadway show since the shutdown in March 2020.
  • Lynn Nottage is the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, first for her play Ruined in 2009 and then for Sweat in 2017.
  • Nottage spent two years interviewing residents of Reading, Pennsylvania as research for both Sweat and Clyde's.
  • Clyde's was originally titled Floyd’s for its Minneapolis run in 2019. Nottage changed the title and did rewrites to avoid unintended associations with George Floyd, who was murdered by police in May 2020.
  • Nottage re-teams with director Kate Whoriskey, who also directed Sweat both at The Public Theater and on Broadway.

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