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Choir Boy

First Preview: Dec 12, 2018

Opening Date: Dec 12, 2018

Closing Date: Mar 10, 2019

Running Time: 01:40

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Playing @

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

261 W 47th St New York, NY 10036

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For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men.

One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

On its US debut at MTC’s Studio at Stage IIThe New York Times called the play “vivid, magnetic and moving,” and The New York Post hailed it as “bracing and provocative. Now, we’re thrilled to bring this soaring music-filled work to Broadway.

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. 
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Adult themes & language. Jeremy Pope will depart the production on Sunday, February 24 to join the cast of Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations on Broadway. Jonathan Burke will take over the role of “Pharus Jonathan Young” for the remaining two weeks of the run.

Performance Schedule:



Trip Cullman

Written by

Tarell Alvin McCraney


Camille A. Brown

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Quotation Mark

Tarell Alvin McCraney is an incredibly gifted writer. He penned the Oscar winning screenplay for “Moonlight”. And now with “Choir Boy” he flexes his theatrical muscle proving himself to be an equally talented playwright...... McCraney’s soulful writing brings to mind the great August Wilson. With "Choir Boy" he establishes himself as a major new voice in the theatre.

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“Choir Boy” forces us to think about the human potential that continues to be lost through oppression and insistence on conformity. But it also tells us that “we’re creative enough, strong enough to rebel,” as Pharus passionately proclaims during his own take on spirituals. And that reminder is reason enough to be grateful.

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Director Trip Cullman has a buoyant feel for the play’s comedy and, along with arranger and music director Jason Michael Webb, he gives Choir Boy’s songs the front-and-center treatment they deserve. The play is an undercover, and gorgeous, a cappella musical, kept aloft by the extraordinary vocal talents of its cast

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Box Office

Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: Noon to 8 pm Wed: Noon to 8 pm (If there is a matinee, 10 am to 8 pm) Sat: 10 am to 8 pm Sun: 10 am to 7 pm


Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778

Directions Bus

M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42


The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.

Directions Subway

N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.


An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.


On lower and Mezzanine levels.

Water Fountain

Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.

Wheelchair Info

8 seats available for wheelchair seating.

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

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By Bus:

M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42