Broadway Production of Sweat Reveals New Key Art

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The new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage will open this March.
Sweat Broadway Key Art
Original Off-Broadway cast photo: Pari Dukovic; Design: Drewdesignco / Area of Practice
Sweat Broadway Key Art
Original Off-Broadway cast photo: Pari Dukovic; Design: Drewdesignco / Area of Practice

The Broadway production of Sweat, which will begin preview performances March 4, has revealed its new key art. The timely new drama by Lynn Nottage is transferring to Broadway’s Studio 54 following an acclaimed and sold-out engagement at the Public Theater in 2015.

With direction by Kate Whoriskey, Sweat will officially open March 26. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Sweat, a personal and political drama exploring America's industrial decline, reunites Nottage with Whoriskey following their work on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined. The new play began performances at the Public Theater October 18, garnering rave reviews and three extensions.

The cast from the Public Theater—made up of Carlo Albán, James Colby, Khris Davis, Johanna Day, John Earl Jelks, Will Pullen, Miriam Shor, Lance Coadie Williams, and Michelle Wilson—is expected to reprise their performances on Broadway, though it has not yet been confirmed.

Set in a Pennsylvania town at the turn of the millennium, the characters in Sweat struggle to remain afloat following the nation’s industrial decline. When there is talk of layoffs among a group of factory co-workers and friends, their close bonds begin to shatter, and they find themselves pitted against each other in a bid to survive. The play was awarded the prestigious 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize earlier this year.

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Scroll through photos from the New York premiere:


Sweat was co-commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and D.C.’s Arena Stage. The play received its world premiere at OSF in July 2015 and subsequently played an acclaimed run at Arena Stage in January 2016.

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