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Broadway News How to Get the Cheapest Tickets to The Piano Lesson on Broadway

The August Wilson revival starring Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington has announced rush and lottery ticket initiatives.

Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington in The Piano Lesson
Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington in The Piano Lesson Julieta Cervantes

Broadway's The Piano Lesson, the first Broadway revival of August Wilson play, has announced three ticket initiatives, including rush, digital lottery, and a dinner and a show package. The 17-week limited engagement opened October 13 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre following the start of previews September 19. 

Beginning October 19, $35 rush tickets are available at 10 AM at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre box office with a maximum of two tickets per patron, subject to availability. Via Telecharge, a digital lottery opens daily for the Broadway play for entries between noon and 3 PM for the next day's performance. Winners are drawn between 9 AM and 3 PM for a chance to buy up to two $57 tickets.

The show has also announced the Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker's Special Dinner & Show Package. Available for evening performances Monday through Thursday until November 10, the $218-$258 package includes dinner at Brooklyn Chophouse Times Square. 

Danielle Brooks in The Piano Lesson
Danielle Brooks in The Piano Lesson Julieta Cervantes

Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson directs the production which stars Samuel L. Jackson as Doaker Charles, Danielle Brooks—currently sidelined with COVID—as Berniece Charles, and John David Washington as Boy Willie, Trai Byers as Avery, Ray Fisher as Lymon, April Matthis as Grace, Michael Potts as Wining Boy, and Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Swan alternating in the role of Maretha. Rounding out the company as understudies are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell, and Kim Sullivan.

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Set in Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1936, The Piano Lesson follows a brother and sister who are embroiled in a battle over a family heirloom piano carved with the faces of their ancestors. It is the fourth play in Wilson's Century Cycle, which explores the Black experience in every decade of the 20th century; other works in the cycle include Fences, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and Jitney, among others. Read reviews here.

Samuel L. Jackson and Ray Fisher in The Piano Lesson
Samuel L. Jackson and Ray Fisher in The Piano Lesson Julieta Cervantes

The creative team also includes Tony-winning music director Jason Michael Webb, who composed new music for the revival, Tony-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, Tony-nominated costume designer Toni-Leslie James, Tony-nominated lighting designer Japhy Weideman, Tony-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer, Drama Desk-nominated designer Cookie Jordan, Tony-winning projection designer Jeff Snug, and choreographer Otis Sallid. Casting is by Calleri, Jensen, Davis, and general management is by Foresight Theatrical.

WATCH: Samuel L. Jackson Enjoys The Piano Lesson So Much That He Worries About Missing A Line

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See Samuel L. Jackson, Danielle Brooks, John David Washington, More on Opening Night of The Piano Lesson

 
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