Broadway's Fat Ham has announced its digital rush policy for the run at American Airlines Theatre, where it began previews March 21. Released on a first-come, first-served basis via the TodayTix app every performance day at 9 AM, rush tickets will be $39 for the show which will open its strictly limited engagement April 12. Ticket buyers will be able to purchase up to two tickets, depending on availability.
Playwright James Ijames reinvents Shakespeare's classic tragedy Hamlet in Fat Ham, which is set at a Southern cookout as queer college kid Juicy has to grapple with identity questions, the ghost of his father, and a supernatural demand for vengeance. His choice? Whether to break or perpetuate cycles of trauma and violence in this tragicomedy.
The play moves uptown from Off-Broadway's The Public Theater, where Fat Ham played an award-winning engagement. Reprising their roles from the Off-Broadway run of The Public and National Black Theatre co-production are Nikki Crawford as Tedra, Chris Herbie Holland as Tio, Billy Eugene Jones as Rev and Pap, Adrianna Mitchell as Opal, Calvin Leon Smith as Larry, Marcel Spears as Juicy, and Benja Kay Thomas as Rabby; Crawford, Holland, Mitchell, Smith, and Spears are all making their Broadway debuts.
Joining the Broadway cast as understudies are RJ Foster, Marquis D. Gibson, Alexandria Lewis, Matthew Elijah Webb, and Rema Webb.
Saheem Ali, who directed the Off-Broadway production, also directs the Broadway staging, marking his Main Stem debut. The creative team also features the return of scenic designer Maruti Evans, costume designer Dominique Fawn Hill, sound designer Mikaal Sulaiman, choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, hair and wig designer Earon Chew Nealey, and illusions designer Skylar Fox. They are joined by lighting designer Bradley King, fight director Lisa Kopitsky, and singing coach Deborah Lapidus. Casting is by Kate Murray.
Fat Ham is produced on Broadway by the recently announced Cynthia Erivo, Rashad V. Chambers, No Guarantees and Public Theater Productions, while Andy Jones and Dylan Pager serve as executive producers. Tony nominee Colman Domingo serves as a co-producer.
Go inside rehearsals for Fat Ham's Broadway run below.