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Fat Ham on Broadway Tickets

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About Fat Ham on Broadway

Fire up the grill and feast on some great theatre at 2023 Best Play Tony nominee Fat Ham, a piping hot, modern take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet. After making its New York debut at The Public Theater, the Pulitzer-winning play invites audiences to the cookout on Broadway. Get Fat Ham tickets on TodayTix.

What a piece of work is Ham! James Ijames’s play won a Pulitzer Prize before playing a single Off-Broadway performance, and it now has five Tony Award nominations. The show flips Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy into a raucous comedy, serving up revenge with a side of ribs. Meet Black, queer college student Juicy, who’s tasked with killing his uncle, Hamlet-style, at a family barbecue. But here’s the rub: murder’s not Juicy’s thing. So what’s the alternative?

To find out or not to find out, that is the question – and the only way to find out is to get your tickets to this critically acclaimed hit, which New York Theatre Guide calls “by turns hilarious, chaotic and weirdly lovely.”

Gather the family for a heaping helping of joy and suspense at this delicious play. Get tickets to Fat Ham in New York on TodayTix now.

Run time

1hr 35min (no intermission)

Start date

March 21st, 2023

End date

July 2nd, 2023


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825 Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

172 Reviews | 183 Followers
Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are interested in a original, fun story inspired by Hamlet. Fantastic performances by the cast. Very swift moving play… time flies

Don’t see it if you are put off by reinterpreting or updating Shakespeare in any way. if you are looking for a serious drama.



770 Reviews | 424 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This show with a few tweaks has made a very sucessful transition from Off-Broadway to Broadway. Bravo to the entire cast. Loved it!

Don’t see it if No negative comments.

Sing out Louise

Sing out Louise

254 Reviews | 222 Followers
The world cracks open…

See it if A ghost asks his son to avenge his murder during the celebration of his wife’s marriage to his brother.

Don’t see it if Go and have a great time. Inherited trauma, family drama and secrets, bbq, karaoke

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

614 Reviews | 286 Followers
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Funny

See it if FH follows a young Black man(a brilliant Marcel Spears) in a clever/funny story of family,mental issues,comm&sexual id,w a more interesting*

Don’t see it if Unable to follow each line, some performers speak too fast.

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Fat Ham on Broadway cast and creative team

By: James Ijames
Director: Saheem Ali
Choreography: Darrell Moultrie
Cast list: Marcel Spears (as Juicy), Nikki Crawford (as Tedra), Chris Herbie Holland (as Tio), Billy Eugene Jones (as Rev/Papp), Adrianna Mitchell (as Opal), Calvin Leon Smith (as Larry), Benja Kay Thomas (as Rabby)
Design: Maruti Evans
Costume: Dominique Fawn Hill
Lighting: Bradley King
Sound: Mikaal Sulaiman
Other info: Hair and wig design by Earon Chew Nealey, illusions by Skylar Fox, fight direction by Lisa Kopitsky, singing coaching by Deborah Lapidus


227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036


Orchestra & Mezzanine levels fully accessible for those with mobility disabilities

More information about Fat Ham on Broadway

Fat Ham is a play set at an outdoor cookout in the South, where Juicy is supposed to celebrate his mother Tedra’s second marriage. But since his mom is marrying his uncle, who killed Juicy’s father, Juicy’s not interested in a party. The ghost of Juicy’s father asks him to take revenge.

Until this point, Juicy’s story resembles Hamlet’s. But Hamlet thinks murdering his uncle is a nobler act than just thinking about it, whereas Juicy doubts whether he must avenge violence with violence like Hamlet did, and wonders what another way might look like. Fat Ham is a Hamlet adaptation, but it’s also a challenge to the cycle of violence within Shakespeare's play and within society.

Fat Ham is directed by Saheem Ali (represented off Broadway in 2021 with the Public’s Merry Wives and MCC Theater’s Nollywood Dreams) and written by James Ijames, who has debuted work in Philadelphia and New York. His plays include Kill Move Paradise, whose 2017 Off-Broadway production was a New York Times Critics’ Pick; Moon Man Walk; and The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, among others.

Fat Ham imade its digital world premiere with Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater after the in-person production was canceled amid the pandemic. Fat Ham off Broadway marked the show’s New York debut.

What to Watch For

  • The entire Off-Broadway cast of Fat Ham returns for the Broadway premiere.
  • The principal characters in Fat Ham directly correlate with Hamlet characters. Juicy, of course, is Hamlet, and his parents Pap and Tedra represent Hamlet’s parents, leaving Juicy’s uncle as the Claudius figure. Some of the supporting characters even have similar names to their Shakespearean counterparts: Opal and Larry, for example, stand in for Ophelia and Laertes, and Tio represents Horatio.
  • The Public Theater stage transformed into an outdoor cookout for Fat Ham. When Wilma Theater’s in-person production was canceled, director Morgan Green presented it virtually instead, and the show was actually filmed outdoors to make the backyard barbecue setting realistic.
  • Fat Ham was destined for success before live performances even began. Three days before Fat Ham premiered off Broadway, the show won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • Shakespeare’s plays often include prophecies, and Fat Ham does too, accidentally. The play isn’t set during the pandemic, but Juicy happens to attend college online. His father's ghost gripes, “You going to school on a laptop!” and calls his son’s education a scam. Little did Ijames know that would soon become the norm…


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