Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Choir Boy - 2019 - Broadway

MTC presents Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Oscar-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. Directing is Trip Cullman (Murder Ballad).



For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? On its US debut at MTC's Studio at Stage II, The New York Times called the play "vivid, magnetic and moving," and The New York Post hailed it as "bracing and provocative." Now, we"re thrilled to bring this soaring music-filled work to Broadway.



Choir Boy features music direction, arrangements, & original music by Jason Michael Webb; scenic & costume design by David Zinn; lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski; original music & sound design by Fitz Patton; hair & makeup design by Cookie Jordan; fight direction by Thomas Schall; and choreography by Camille A. Brown.



NOW THRU MARCH 10 ONLY!

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Choir Boy


Theater Review: 'Choir Boy' - NY1
Tarell Alvin McCraney is an incredibly gifted writer. He penned the Oscar winning screenplay for "Moonlight." And now with "Choir Boy" he flexes his theatrical muscles, proving himself to be an equally talented playwright. The production is a captivatingly intimate portrait of a gay black student trying to find his voice.

'Choir Boy': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Many of the characters are cut from familiar molds - the effeminate gay kid torn between self-affirmation and self-protection; the privileged bully with his own burdens; the closeted loner crippled by anxieties; the sensitive jock. And the microcosm of an exclusive boarding school has often served in theater and film as a prism through which to examine traits prevalent in society at large. But the specificity of a black middle-class milieu, plus the writer's sharp ear for dialogue and his observations on class, race and sexuality, give McCraney's play distinctive qualities that outweigh its more conventional aspects.


 



 

Category:
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - February 18, 2019
Since I have already told you how much I LOVE the current Broadway Limited-Run Hit, CHOIR BOY, it stands to reason that with a little artful requesting, I would be able to wrangle an interview with somebody from that show.
by Naomi Serviss - February 5, 2019
The Tony Award winner has found a provocative story in Tarell Alvin McCraney's passionate play about outsiders' struggle for acceptance.
by Caryn Robbins - January 29, 2019
Today CHOIR BOY's Jeremy Pope speaks to BroadwayWorld about making his Broadway debut in a play that celebrates the power of storytelling. 
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Trip Cullman, will extend for two additional weeks, now playing through Sunday, March 10 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 9, 2019
Make a joyful noise! Last night, January 8, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy. BroadwayWorld was there catching up with the company as they celebrated the big night. See what they had to say below!
by Jennifer Broski - January 9, 2019
Make a joyful noise! Last night, January 8, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney(Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman, officially opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Jennifer Broski - January 9, 2019
Make a joyful noise! Last night, January 8, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney(Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman, officially opened at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Michael Dale - January 9, 2019
"When I was little, my grandmother would sing songs to me that she told me freed slaves," says Pharus Jonathan Young, the central character of Tarell Alvin McCraney's emotionally thick coming-of-age drama, CHOIR BOY.
by Review Roundups - January 8, 2019
Make a joyful noise! Today, January 8, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman, opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
by TV - Red Carpets - January 8, 2019
Make a joyful noise! Today, January 8, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman, opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 4, 2019
Check out the video below for a look inside Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2018
Get a first look below at Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy! Choir Boy is written by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman.
by Julie Musbach - December 12, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club is hosting the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Trip Cullman. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2018
Performances begin tonight, Wednesday December 12, for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad) prior to a Tuesday, January 8, 2019 opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by Walter McBride - November 28, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad).
by Walter McBride - November 23, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad).
by TV - Press Previews - November 21, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad).
by Walter McBride - November 20, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero,Significant Other, Murder Ballad).
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero,Significant Other, Murder Ballad).
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2018
Full casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, The Brother/Sister Plays) and directed by Drama Desk Award nominee Trip Cullman (Lobby Hero, Significant Other, Murder Ballad).