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Pass Over on Broadway
Pass Over on Broadway

Pass Over on Broadway

New York, NY

About Pass Over on Broadway

In PASS OVER, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s "powerful and provocative" (Arifa Akbar, The Guardian) new play, Moses and Kitch talk smack, pass the time, and hope that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and disrupts their plans. Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy over its 85 minutes, PASS OVER crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out. "THE RIGHT SHOW FOR BROADWAY'S BIG STARTUP. PASS OVER is a visceral new play with a determined and unstinting point of view. This is the richly expressed work of a remarkable young playwright with a huge career in front of her.” -Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

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When will their promised land come? In the new Broadway play Pass Over, Moses and Kitch hang out on a street corner, passing the time, wondering if today will be any different. But when a sinister figure called Mister invades their space, tensions begin to rise. Soon Moses and Kitch are fighting not for their promised land, but just to make it through the day. Pass Over tickets are on sale now. Get Pass Over tickets on Broadway on TodayTix.

A gripping 85-minute drama from rising playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu, Pass Over asks provocative questions about freedom, the dream for a better life, and the unending cycles which trap Black lives.

Pass Over premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2017, then made its New York premiere at Lincoln Center Theater in 2018. Both productions were directed by Danya Taymor, who returns here for her Broadway directing debut.

What to Watch For

  • Pass Over is the first play to open on Broadway since the shutdown of March 2020.
  • Playwright Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu wrote Pass Over partly as a response to the shooting of Trayvon Martin. She has proceeded to update the text for every production, and she will be updating the script for the play’s Broadway premiere.
  • Nwandu drew inspiration from Samuel Beckett’s tragicomic classic Waiting For Godot and the biblical Book of Exodus.
  • Legendary director Spike Lee filmed the Steppenwolf Theatre production of Pass Over for release on Amazon Prime.
  • Pass Over has also received previous productions in Seattle, Boston, Washington DC, and London, among other cities.
Start date

August 4th, 2021

End date

October 10th, 2021




August Wilson Theatre



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