Character Breakdown: FAT HAM Cast Unpacks Their Roles

Fat Ham is running on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.

Previews begin tonight for James Ijames's the deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play, Fat Ham.

In Fat Ham, Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here's the rub! Revenge doesn't come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.

"Juicy is a kind of Hamlet. He is a young, queer, college kid who is trying to figure out what his path in life is," explained Marcel Spears. "He gets tasked with avenging is father's death... and he's not fully onboard. He's not fully committed to this; he's not fully committed to the idea of anything..."

Watch below as the cast upacks their roles and watch a full behind the scenes peek at the new show here!


FAT HAM Extends Run on Broadway Photo
FAT HAM Extends Run on Broadway

Producers announce today the critically acclaimed, five-time Tony Award nominated, Pulitzer Prize- winning FAT HAM by Tony nominee James Ijames will add one week of performances on Broadway.

Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for FAT HAM Photo
Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for FAT HAM

Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide English-speaking stage licensing rights to James Ijames’ 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning and 2023 Tony Award-nominated Best Play Fat Ham for its Samuel French imprint.

Video: Watch Juicy Belt Out Creep in FAT HAM Photo
Video: Watch Juicy Belt Out 'Creep' in FAT HAM

In this video from Fat Ham on Broadway, watch as Juicy, played by Marcel Spears, takes his turn at family cookout karaoke with his own rendition of Radiohead's 'Creep'.

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Get 25% Off Tickets to FAT HAM on Broadway!

Broadway's new play Fat Ham is now running and we're giving BroadwayWorld readers an exclusive discount! Learn more about how to get discounted tickets to Fat Ham here!



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