Sweat on Broadway to Present A Night at the Theatre for Women’s Equality

Broadway News   Sweat on Broadway to Present A Night at the Theatre for Women’s Equality Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage will host a conversation after a performance of her play.
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The Broadway production of Sweat has teamed up with The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and The Fund for Women’s Equality to present A Night at the Theatre for Women’s Equality on June 6. Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage will host a conversation after the evening’s performance at Studio 54.

To purchase tickets to the one-night-only event, which will benefit ERA, click here.

Nottage’s Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives working together on the factory floor in Reading, Pennsylvania. When rumors of layoffs begin to stir, rifts form, chipping away at their trust and pitting them against each other.

HOW SWEAT BECAME AN AWARD-WINNING PLAY

Sweat, directed by Kate Whoriskey, played an acclaimed and sold-out Off-Broadway engagement at The Public Theater last year before transferring to Studio 54 this spring. Previews began March 4 ahead of a March 26 opening.

The production is nominated for three 2017 Tony Awards: Best Play, and two nods to Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.

Tune in to the Tony Awards on CBS June 11. For continuing coverage leading up to Broadway’s biggest night, visit Playbill.com/TonyAwards.

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