Smart People Delays Previews By One Day | Playbill

US/Canada Smart People Delays Previews By One Day Second Stage Theatre has announced that due to the weekend's blizzard, the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People will begin previews one day later than previously reported.

Due to the state of emergency declared in New York Jan. 23, the production was forced to halt rehearsals. Performances for Smart People will now start Off-Broadway Jan. 27 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre with an official opening night still slated for Feb. 11. 

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Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the cast of Smart People features Joshua Jackson ("Dawson's Creek"), Mahershala Ali ("House of Cards," "The Affair"), Anne Son ("My Generation") and Tessa Thomson ("Selma").

Here's how the theatre describes the play: "The quest for love, achievement and identity is universal, but what role does race play in the story of our lives? On the eve of Obama’s first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics in this provocative and funny new play by Lydia R. Diamond."

The production will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, lighting design by Jason Lyons and projection design by Zach Borovay.

To purchase tickets visit or call the box office at (212) 246-4422.

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