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The world premiere on Broadway of THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis stars Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vázquez. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the show is playing a strictly limited engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York City) and officially opened on April 11, 2011.

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THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Public Theater Productions, LAByrinth Theater Company, Fabula Media Partners LLC, Jean Doumanian, Ruth Hendel, Carl Moellenberg, Jon B. Platt, Tulchin Bartner/Jamie deRoy.

THE MOTHER WITH THE HAT is a new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity, and misplaced haberdashery from playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the 8th grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living and loving with his volatile soul mate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them - except a hat.

The creative team includes scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Mimi O'Donnell, lighting design by Donald Holder, sound design by Acme Sound Partners and original music by Terence Blanchard.

Tickets on Monday through Thursday evenings and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees range in price from $66.50 to $121.50. Tickets on Friday and Saturday evenings range in price from $76.50 to $131.50. Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm.

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