The Public Casts New York Premiere of Sweat

News   The Public Casts New York Premiere of Sweat
Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s drama will debut Off-Broadway this fall.
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The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The newest work by the Ruined playwright, awarded the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize earlier this year, will be directed by Kate Whoriskey.

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The complete cast will be made up of Carlo Alban, James Colby, Khris Davis, Johanna Day, John Earl Jelks, Will Pullen, Miriam Shor, Lance Coadie Williams and Michelle Wilson.

Performances are set to begin Off-Broadway October 18. Sweat will officially open November 3 and is scheduled to play through November 27.

Set in a Pennsylvania town at the turn of the millennium, the characters in Sweat struggle to reclaim what has been lost 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.

“Kate Whoriskey directs this stunning new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity,” state production notes from The Public.


Sweat will feature scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, and projection design by Jeff Sugg.

Tickets can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555,, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, New York.

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