A deceased patriarch, a family reunion, a buried secret — these may seem like familiar ingredients of an American drama, but the play Appropriate, by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, tackles them all in fresh, startling, and darkly comedic ways. Starring Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson, Emmy nominee Elle Fanning, and Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll, Appropriate on Broadway is a searing new play from one of theatre’s most exciting and award-winning voices.
In Appropriate, now returning to New York after an acclaimed Off-Broadway production, the dysfunctional Lafayette family returns to their Arkansas plantation following the recent death of their father. What starts as a warm-enough reunion full of old wisecracks and sibling affection turns into something more mysterious: an estranged sibling shows up and a dark relic is unearthed on the land revealing an unsavory, grotesque part of the Lafayette family past.
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2h 30m (incl. one intermission)
November 29th, 2023
March 3rd, 2024
1K+ reviews on Show-Score
By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Director: Lila Neugebauer
Producer: Second Stage Theater
Cast list: Sarah Paulson (as Toni), Corey Stoll (as Bo), Elle Fanning (as River), Natalie Gold (as Rachael), Alyssa Emily Marvin (as Cassie), Graham Campbell (as Rhys), Michael Esper (as Franz), Everett Sobers and Lincoln Cohen (alternating as Ainsley)
Costumes: Dede Ayite
Lighting: Jane Cox
Sound: Will Pickens and Bray Poor
Wheelchair and elevator access
Premiering in 2013 at Signature Theatre, Appropriate in New York was celebrated as a blazing play that overturns the classic family drama. The New York Times raved, that Appropriate is "piercingly clear, with carefully drawn characters who speak in crisp and fluid dialogue. It’s a remarkable and devious play.”
Now, the play comes to Broadway starring Sarah Paulson, now known for her Emmy-winning onscreen career. Appropriate is directed by new-play maverick Lila Neugebauer, who has staged similar ensemble works such as The Wolves (for which she won the Obie Award), Miles for Mary (Drama Desk Award nomination), and Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie (Lucille Lortel Award nomination).
Sarah Paulson returns to Broadway in this limited engagement.
Appropriate on Broadway is at New York's Hayes Theater.
Appropriate on Broadway runs for 2h 30m (incl. one intermission).
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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins wrote Appropriate, and the show marks his Broadway debut. He's a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his plays Gloria and Everybody.
Lila Neugebauer directs Appropriate on Broadway. She also directs a revival of Uncle Vanya later in the 2023-24 season, and she's also known for directing The Waverly Gallery on Broadway and The Wolves off Broadway.
Appropriate contains sexual themes and strong language, so it is not recommended for young children.
Appropriate marks the long-awaited Broadway debut for a celebrated modern playwright, and this production also marks Sarah Paulson's return to the stage. This combination of talents makes Appropriate unmissable!
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