Broadway’s New Show, Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men

Young Jean Lee is a Korean-American playwright, director, and filmmaker. She is the Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, a not-for-profit theater company dedicated to producing her work. She has written and directed ten shows for Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company and toured her work to over thirty cities around the world. Lee was called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by CharlesIsherwood in The New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by David Cote in Time Out New York. With the 2018 production of Straight White Men at the Hayes Theater, Lee became the first Asian American woman to have a play produced on Broadway.

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Young Jean Lee, whose experimental work has delighted in metatheatrical mind games, shifts gears with this relatively straightforward American father-sons drama on themes of identity and privilege. Is naturalism the new subversion? Rewritten by the playwright since its premiere at the Public Theater in 2014, the play moves to Second Stage’s new Broadway flagship with a cast that includes Tom Skerritt, Josh Charles, Paul Schneider and widespread internet crush object Armie Hammer (Call Me by Your Name). Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County) directs.

 

Helen Hayes Theater

June 29-30th

240 W 44th St
New York

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