Straight White Men Delays Broadway Start

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The Second Stage production of Young Jean Lee's play has canceled its first two scheduled performances.

The Broadway premiere of Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men has postponed its start date. Preview performances will now begin Saturday June 30 with an 8 PM show. Opening night is still set for July 23 at the Hayes Theater.

Ticket-holders for the canceled performances—June 29 (the show's initial start date) and the June 30 matinee—will be contacted to either reschedule or receive a refund.

The delay will allow for additional rehearsal time for new addition Denis Arndt, who joined the company earlier this week as a late replacement for Tom Skerritt.

The Second Stage Theater production, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, also features five artists making their Broadway debuts: Armie Hammer, Paul Schneider, Josh Charles, Kate Bornstein, and Ty Defoe.

Set in a middle-class family home during the holidays, Straight White Men is about a father and his three adult sons who come together to celebrate Christmas over board games and takeout. The play subverts the traditional family drama by becoming an exploration of American values, of capitalist belief systems versus social justice systems, and of identity and privilege.

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