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A Soldier's Play - 2020 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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In 1944, a black Sergeant is murdered on a Louisiana Army base, and one tenacious investigator must race against his white leadership to unravel the crime before they unravel him. A hair-raising drama that painfully still reverberates today, the mystery of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece has finally arrived on Broadway for the first time, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.

American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.

Featured Reviews For A Soldier's Play


REVIEW: ‘A Soldier’s Play’ is as powerful as ever after nearly 40 years - New York Daily News
Kenny Leon's lively, broadly staged Roundabout revival, which stars a savvy Blair Underwood and a bold-faced David Alan Grier, plays a kind of sly homage to the erotic legacy of that Oscar-nominated film, the stage being filled with a plethora of stunningly buff and good-looking guys - there are no women in the play, but there were plenty around me in the audience at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd St.

GOOD MEDICINE - Theatre News Online
The Roundabout Theatre Company's flawless revival of A Soldier's Play is such good medicine for Broadway's January blues that it might be enough just to tick off its merits: a gripping murder mystery heightened by crackling dialog, a first-class ensemble of actors in symphonic harmony, staging that audaciously adds a pinch of sex appeal to heat up its social consciousness, and just enough music to give it a pulsing rhythm and beat that delivers us to its shocking conclusion in just under two hours. That's the good news, and there's only good news to report.


 



 

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by Stage Tube - March 24, 2020
Jerry O'Connell was a guest on Tuesday, March 24's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. O'Connell Skyped in from his home to talk with hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
by Nicole Rosky - March 15, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, A Soldier's Play will play its final performance today, March 15 at the American Airlines Theatre, following 26 previews and 63 regu;lar performances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 14, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced Beyond the Uniform: Realizing Military Life Onstage in A Soldier's Play, a special post-show discussion with the production's military consultant, Christopher P. Wolfe (Columbia University, U.S. Military Academy at West Point), moderated by Anna Morton (Roundabout's Literary Manager), on Tuesday, February 18 at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).
by Nicole Rosky - January 26, 2020
Earlier this week, Roundabout Theatre Company brought Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Soldier's Play, to Broadway for the very first time. At the helm of the new production is Kenny Leon, directing the eleventh Broadway project of his career.
by TV - Opening Night Special - January 22, 2020
The American Airlines Theatre was the place to be last night as Charles Fuller's A Soldier's Play finally opened last night on Broadway, almost four decades after it premiered off Broadway. 'The reason I wanted to do it was to get to speak these words that Charles Fuller wrote. We get to mine and uncover themes of racism, identity, love of country, an hatred of self,' says leading man Blair Underwood. 'To be able to do that in such an incredible play, that has won a Pulitzer for a good reason... it's exciting every night.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 22, 2020
A Soldier's Play officially opened on Broadway on January 21 for a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by Walter McBride - January 22, 2020
A Soldier's Play opened last night on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the opening night red carpet!
by Walter McBride - January 22, 2020
A Soldier's Play opened last night on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows!
by Michael Dale - January 21, 2020
When a soldier in the United States Army, just before the final surge of World War II, is found shot to death in the Louisiana town where he's stationed, the immediate assumption is that one or more of the locals committed the murder.
by Review Roundups - January 21, 2020
A Soldier's Play opens tonight on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 21, 2020
With David Alan Grier making his official return to Broadway tonight as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in Roundabout Theatre Company's A Soldier's Play, we're looking back at his Tony-nominated turn as Sportin' Life in 2012's Tony-nominated production of The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on the show's opening night. Check out the video to see Grier alongside Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, Phillip Boykin, Joshua Henry, and more as they celebrate the special night!
by Stage Tube - January 20, 2020
David Alan Grier was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about starring in A Soldier's Play on Broadway. During the interview, Grier talks about how this is his third round with the show, as he previously starred in the off-Broadway production and the film adaptation. 
by Walter McBride - January 17, 2020
Previews are currently underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 14, 2020
Previews are underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by Nicole Rosky - January 13, 2020
Previews are underway for A Soldier's Play, which opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by Meet the Cast - December 27, 2019
A Soldier's Play is officially in previews on Broadway! A Soldier's Play opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). It stars David Alan Grier, Blair Underwood, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jerry O'Connell, McKinley Belcher III, Rob Demery, Jared Grimes, Billy Eugene Jones, Nate Mann, Warner Miller, J. Alphonse Nicholson and Lee Aaron Rosen.
by Stage Tube - December 13, 2019
Take a look at a video sizzle reel for Roundabout's new Broadway production of A SOLDIER'S PLAY starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 13, 2019
A Soldier's Play begins preview performances on December 27, 2019, and opens officially on January 21, 2020. This is a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

A Soldier's Play Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of A Soldier's Play have their been?
A Soldier's Play has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005 and Broadway which opened in 2020.

What Tony Awards has A Soldier's Play been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Play for Dede Ayite, Best Direction of a Play for Kenny Leon, Best Lighting Design of a Play for Allen Lee HughesBest Revival of a Play for Charles Fuller and Best Scenic Design of a Play for Derek McLane.

What other awards has A Soldier's Play been nominated for?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Thomas Schall, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Soldier's Play, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Blair Underwood, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for David Alan Grier, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama League Awards) for A Soldier’s PlayOutstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kenny Leon and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Soldier's Play.

What other awards has A Soldier's Play won?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Thomas Schall, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Soldier's Play, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Blair Underwood Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for David Alan Grier and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama League Awards) for A Soldier’s Play Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kenny Leon Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Soldier's Play.

What productions of A Soldier's Play have their been?
A Soldier's Play has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005 and Broadway which opened in 2020.

What awards has A Soldier's Play been nominated for?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Thomas Schall, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Soldier's Play, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Blair Underwood, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for David Alan Grier, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama League Awards) for A Soldier’s PlayOutstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kenny Leon and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Soldier's Play.

What awards has A Soldier's Play won?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Thomas Schall, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Soldier's Play, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Blair Underwood Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for David Alan Grier and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama League Awards) for A Soldier’s Play Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kenny Leon Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Soldier's Play.

What Tony Awards has A Soldier's Play won?
Best Costume Design of a Play for Dede Ayite Best Direction of a Play for Kenny Leon Best Lighting Design of a Play for Allen Lee Hughes Best Revival of a Play for Charles Fuller Best Scenic Design of a Play for Derek McLane.

What productions of A Soldier's Play have there been?
A Soldier's Play has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005 and Broadway which opened in 2020.