Choir Boy (Broadway, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 2019) | Playbill

Choir Boy

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Following a hit Off-Broadway run at MTC's Studio Stage II, Choir Boy comes to Broadway. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, the Oscar-winning screenwriter for Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant, makes is Broadway debut with this production helmed by Trip Cullman (Murder Ballad).


Pharus Young is now a senior at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys, an institution committed to building “strong, ethical black men,” where he endeavors to be the best leader of the school’s prestigious choir in its 50-year history. But in a world built on rites and rituals, should he conform to the expectations of his peers in order to gain the respect he desperately seeks?

Written by Oscar-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), this Tony-nominated play—threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns—is the story of a young gay black man and his battle between identity and community. Choir Boy is an elegy to quiet rebellion, filled with the sound of longing and aspiration. It is a love song in pianissimo to the unseen heart that beats inside us all.

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Drama Desk Award
2019 Outstanding Choreography Nominee
2019 Outstanding Choreography Nominee
2019 Outstanding Music in a Play Winner
2019 Outstanding Sound Design of a Play Nominee
Drama League
2019 Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Nominee
2019 Distinguished Performance Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2019 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominee
2019 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
Theatre World Awards
2019 Outstanding Debut Performance Winner
Tony Award
2019 Special Tony Award Winner
2019 Best Play Nominee
2019 Best Actor in a Play Nominee
2019 Best Sound Design of a Play Winner
2019 Best Choreography Nominee


(as of Mar 10, 2019) Total Current Gross: $3,854,430.30 Highest Weekly Gross: $379,818.55 (Week Ending Feb 10, 2019)   Average Ticket Price: $66.29 Average % Capacity: 87.92%


Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Mar 10, 2019 41 $361,021.05 $686,712.00 $95,785.55 $76.76 $249.00 4,703 637 8 0 92.29% 17.45%
Mar 3, 2019 40 $265,235.50 $686,712.00 -$83,486.10 $69.54 $249.00 3,814 637 8 0 74.84% -11.03%
Feb 24, 2019 39 $348,721.60 $686,712.00 -$14,786.80 $79.69 $249.00 4,376 637 8 0 85.87% -7.50%
Feb 17, 2019 38 $363,508.40 $603,123.00 -$16,310.15 $76.40 $249.00 4,758 637 8 0 93.37% 0.38%

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