Casting Complete for Broadway’s Sweat

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The production will mark the Broadway debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage.
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Casting is now complete for the Broadway production of the new play Sweat, which will mark the Main Stem debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined).

Alison Wright (the FX drama The Americans) joins the previously announced cast from the critically acclaimed Public Theater engagement in the role of Jessie. She will be making her Broadway debut in the role.

The company also includes Carlo Albán (Oscar), James Colby (Stan), Khris Davis (Chris), Johanna Day (Tracey), John Earl Jelks (Brucie), Will Pullen (Jason), Lance Coadie Williams (Evan), and Michelle Wilson (Cynthia).

Following a sold-out engagement at New York’s Public Theater, Sweat, directed by Kate Whoriskey, will transfer to Broadway’s Studio 54, beginning performances March 4 prior to an official opening March 26.

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. The production subsequently played an acclaimed run at Arena Stage in January 2016. The Public Theater engagement, which began in November 2016, was extended three times.

Nottage’s Sweat, according to press notes, “tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat.”

The creative team features John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jennifer Moeller (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (original music and sound design), and Jeff Sugg (projection design).

Sweat will be produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund.

Tickets, priced $59-$149, are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212)239-6200, or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).

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