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First Preview: Mar 04, 2017

Opening Date: Mar 04, 2017

Closing Date: Jun 25, 2017

Running Time: 02:20

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Playing @

Studio 54

254 W 54th St New York, NY 10019

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SWEAT, the critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. 

A “perfectly written” (Hilton Als, The New Yorker) play about the collision of race, class and friendship in a Rust Belt town at a pivotal moment in America.

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Adult themes & language

Performance Schedule:



Kate Whoriskey

Written by

Lynn Nottage

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

Listed atTKTS


Full-price tickets

$59 - $149


Quotation Mark

In “Sweat,” Lynn Nottage goes where few playwrights have dared to go — into the heart of working-class America. Her insightfully observed characters all went to the same schools, work at the same factory, drink at the same bar, and are going to hell in the same hand basket. Their jobs, their community, and their way of life are doomed, in director Kate Whoriskey’s mercilessly realistic production, although no one seems to have gotten the message yet.

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For a brief moment before the November election, the news was filled with stories about disenfranchised blue-collar voters in the Rust Belt. At the same time, smack in the eye of the news cycle, “Sweat” — Lynn Nottage’s drama about lives destroyed when factories moved to Mexico from Reading, Pennsylvania — had a justly celebrated Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater.Although the cameras soon moved on to sexier topics, the drama, now on Broadway, is just as meaningful, just as powerful, equally far-reaching and intimate.

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“Sweat” is an involving drama, calibrated to increase in intensity toward its brutal climax. Nottage, who won a Pulitzer for “Ruined,” explores her characters and their environment with the sensitivity of a master dramatist and the objectivity of a journalist. She doesn’t provide any answers, only the faintest hope that people will take care of each other, even in desperate circumstances.

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Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only

Directions Subway

N, R, Q, W to 57th St, South to 54th St, West to theatre


No steps into theatre from sidewalk.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared Listening Devices are available

Wheelchair Info

Theatre is wheelchair accessible on the Orchestra level only. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only.

Directions Bus

M27 M50 M31 & M57 (crosstown) M10 M20 M104 (north - south)


None available


Icon Parking or Central Parking - various Midtown locations


None on premises

Water Fountain

Orchestra level near Box Office

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

N, R, Q, W to 57th St, South to 54th St, West to theatre

Bus Icon

By Bus:

M27 M50 M31 & M57 (crosstown) M10 M20 M104 (north - south)