Appropriate Broadway

Appropriate 2023

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission
Ages: Contains strong language
Opened: December 18, 2023
Closing: June 30, 2024

Appropriate - 2023 - Broadway History , Info & More

Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) and Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer (The Waverly Gallery, 2ST’s Mary Page Marlowe) invite you to one helluva reunion in the darkly comic American family drama, APPROPRIATE.

It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni (Paulson), the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father. Bo, her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz, appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter. Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.


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APPROPRIATE: CHECK YOUR EXPECTATIONS AT THE DOOR FOR THIS BRILLIANTLY SUBVERSIVE FAMILY DRAMA
10 / 10

There have been dysfunctional family dramas as long as there have been plays. (After all, what would you call Medea?) But playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins definitely ups the ante in Appropriate, his searing 2013 play only now receiving its belated Broadway premiere in a galvanizing staging by Lila Neugebauer. Featuring a stellar cast headed by Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, and, making her stage debut, Elle Fanning, this Second Stage Theater production about a family with enough skeletons in its closet to fill a dozen catacombs makes an already powerful play even more powerful. It’s the standout of the Broadway season thus far.

APPROPRIATE
9 / 10

Raucous laughs. Loud gasps. Stunned silence. All turn out to be appropriate responses to “Appropriate,” Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ provocative play, now getting a belated – and yes, excellent -- Broadway production via Second Stage at the Hayes Theater.

Video: Jane Cox Celebrates Tony Win for Best Lighting Design of a Play
by Joey Mervis - June 16, 2024


Earlier tonight at the 77th Annual Tony Awards, Jane Cox took home a Tony Award for 'Best Lighting Design of a Play' for her outstanding work on Appropriate. Watch what happened afterwards in this video!

Video: For Corey Stoll, Being on Broadway is a Childhood Dream Come True
by Joey Mervis - June 13, 2024


In this video, watch as Tony nominee Corey Stoll chats about his dreams of being on Broadway, what makes Appropriate so special, and so much more.

Video: Tony Award Nominees Sarah Paulson and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discuss APPROPRIATE
by Josh Sharpe - June 7, 2024


Tony nominees Sarah Paulson and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins appeared on CBS Mornings on Friday as part of the 'Road to the Tony' segment to talk about the play Appropriate, which is currently running at the Belasco Theatre. Watch the interview!

APPROPRIATE Wins 2024 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
by - June 16, 2024


Appropriate has won the 2024 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

APPROPRIATE On Broadway Announces Final Extension
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2024


Due to popular demand, the critically-acclaimed Second Stage Theater  production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer and starring Sarah Paulson, has added an additional eight performances only, extending for a third and final time after 26 weeks on Broadway.  

Video: Sarah Paulson Is Not Taking Her Tony Nomination for Granted
by Joey Mervis - May 21, 2024


In this video, watch as Tony nominee Sarah Paulson chats about her journey with Appropriate, why this piece means so much to her, and so much more.

Video: Sarah Paulson Talks 'Very, Very Funny' APPROPRIATE on THE LATE SHOW
by Josh Sharpe - May 21, 2024


On Monday evening, Sarah Paulson stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the Tony-nominated play Appropriate, which is currently playing on Broadway. During the interview, she discussed the 'very, very funny' family drama and lamented that she doesn't get to do a Southern accent in the play. Watch the full interview now!

Broadway By Design: APPROPRIATE
by Nicole Rosky - June 3, 2024


BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. We continue with the creatives from the eight-time Tony-nominated Appropriate- Scenic Designer dots, Lighting Designer Jane Cox, and Sound Designers Bray Poor and Will Pickens.

Video: Sarah Paulson Talks APPROPRIATE and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Blair Ingenthron - May 12, 2024


In this video, Sarah Paulson discusses her life growing up at LaGuardia High School in New York City, her relationship with Holland Taylor, and starring in Appropriate on Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning.

Photos: Andrew Scott Visits APPROPRIATE on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - May 9, 2024


Stage and screen star Andrew Scott just paid a visit to the Belasco Theatre! Scott recently attended a performance of the 8-time Tony-nominated Appropriate and posed backstage with the cast. Check out photos.

Photos: Former Cast Member Elle Fanning Visits APPROPRIATE Cast
by Bruce Glikas - April 24, 2024


Former cast member Elle Fanning recently stopped by Appropriate to visit with the cast! Fanning left the show last month, and the role of River was taken over by Ella Beatty. Check out photos of Elle Fanning backstage with the cast of Appropriate here!

Photos: APPROPRIATE Cast Takes Re-Opening Night Bows at the Belasco Theatre
by Bruce Glikas - April 15, 2024


The Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE  reopened at its new home at the Belasco Theater. Check out photos from inside the curtain call here!

Corey Stoll to Talk APPROPRIATE on THE VIEW Next Week
by Josh Sharpe - April 12, 2024


Corey Stoll is coming back to your TV screens next week! Following an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, the Broadway actor will also appear on The View next Friday, April 19 to discuss his role in the play Appropriate. The episode airs from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET and can also be streamed on ABC News Live weekdays at 5 p.m. EDT.

Photos: See All-New Photos of APPROPRIATE On Broadway, Reopening Tonight
by A.A. Cristi - April 10, 2024


The Broadway production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE reopened at the Belasco Theater tonight, Wednesday, April 10. Check out new photos of the production below!

Exclusive: APPROPRIATE's Michael Esper Talks Acting Technique and More
by Robert Bannon - April 12, 2024


Welcome to another edition of The Roundtable on BroadwayWorld with film and Broadway star Michael Esper- now appearing in Appropriate over at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway. In this video, watch as Michael chats about his latest gig and more!

Video: Corey Stoll Talks Transfer of APPROPRIATE on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Josh Sharpe - April 9, 2024


On Monday, Corey Stoll joined Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss his role in the play Appropriate and how moving into a bigger space has affected the show and the audience. Following its transfer, the show is currently running at the Belasco Theatre through June 23rd. Watch the video!

Appropriate FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get Rush Tickets for Appropriate on Broadway?

General Rush:

Price: $45
Where: Belasco Theatre box office
When: When the box office opens on the day of the performance.
Limit: Two per customer.
Information: Subject to daily availability. The box office opens Tuesday through Saturday at 10 AM ET and Sunday at 12 PM ET.

How long has Appropriate been running on Broadway?
Appropriate opened at the Hayes Theatre (Broadway) on Monday Dec 18, 2023 and has now been running for 4 months.
Does Appropriate on Broadway have a daily lottery?

Digital Lottery:

Price: $45
Where: rush.telecharge.com
When:  12 AM ET, one day before the performance.
Limit: Two per customer
Information: Tickets are subject to availability. Seats may be partial view. Winners will be drawn that same morning at 10 AM ET and then later that afternoon at 3 PM ET.

Appropriate History

Other Productions of Appropriate

2014   Off-Broadway Signature Theatre Company Production
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2023   Broadway Second Stage Original Broadway Production
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Appropriate - 2023 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play Lila Neugebauer
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play Michael Esper
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play Sarah Paulson
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play Jane Cox
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play Appropriate
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play dots
2024 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design of a Play Bray Poor
2024 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Sarah Paulson
2024 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Corey Stoll
2024 Drama League Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play Lila Neugebauer
2024 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play Appropriate
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) Lila Neugebauer
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Play Sarah Paulson
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play Appropriate
2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Scenic Design (Broadway or Off-Broadway) dots
2024 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Dede Ayite
2024 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Lila Neugebauer
2024 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Play Jane Cox
2024 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Corey Stoll
2024 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Sarah Paulson
2024 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Appropriate
2024 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play dots
2024 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Play Bray Poor

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