Clyde's 2021

Opened: November 22, 2021
Closing: January 16, 2022

Clyde's - 2021 - Broadway History , Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

In CLYDE’S, a stirring new play from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and her frequent collaborator, director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat), a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at redemption. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich. You’ll want a seat at the table for this funny, moving, and urgent play. It’s an example of Nottage’s “genius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary lives” (The Wall Street Journal).

The full creative team for Clyde’s includes scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Justin Ellington, original compositions by Justin Hicks and casting by The Telsey Office.

Clyde’s is supported by the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and by Terry and Bob Lindsay, with additional support provided by American Express.


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‘Clyde’s’ Review: Uzo Aduba Stars in Lynn Nottage’s New Broadway Comedy
8 / 10

Nottage, a Pulitzer winner for the more weighty topical dramas 'Ruined' and 'Sweat,' maintains her interest in illuminating the lives of working class people, but shifts strategies here into broad comedy. The setup has a sitcom quality that's paradoxically inviting, not dissimilar to 'Orange Is the New Black,' for which Aduba won two Emmys; it's easy to imagine stopping by Clyde's every week, with a steady swinging door of short-order cooks working toward rehabilitation. The comedy is situational in both structure and execution, with personalities, incidents and drool-worthy sandwich descriptions making up a bulk of its substance.

CLYDE’S: ZESTFULLY TASTY NEW PLAY FROM LYNN NOTTAGE, WITH CILANTRO AND DILL
8 / 10

Frequent Nottage collaborator Kate Whoriskey (director of Ruined and Sweat) has staged a fine production, with a properly 'liminal' set (as specifically called for by the playwright) from set designer Takeshi Kata and properly mystical touches from lighting designer Christopher Akerlind. Jennifer Moeller, meanwhile, gives Aduba an array of startling costumes that might well chasten Diana over at the Longacre. That desperately doomed princess has more actual costume changes than Clyde, yes; but Diana is 40 endless minutes longer than Clyde's, and several of Moeller's greasy spoon wardrobe choices are strikingly more eyegrabbing.

Photos: CLYDE'S Brings Its Signature Sandwiches Outdoors with A Food Truck Event!
by A.A. Cristi - December 21, 2021


Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S is currently running at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater. To celebrate the food-centric story, the production hosted a food truck event outside of its home. Check out photos from the event!

BWW Interview: Uzo Aduba on Taking on the Tough as Nails 'Clyde' at the Hayes Theater
by Steve Schonberg - December 15, 2021


Drizzle on some optimism and you've got yourself a darn satisfying sandwich. Or, really, a taste of life that may be in reach. It all depends on how you view life at Clyde's, now on Broadway, where sandwiches become a symbol of hope-where each deli meat and leafy green represents the potential for the future.

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on THE VIEW
by Michael Major - November 30, 2021


Uzo Aduba appeared on The View this morning to discuss returning to Broadway as the title role in Clyde's. She speaks on when she first fell in love in theatre and the role her costumes play in her approach to her character in the play. Watch the new interview now!

Photos: CLYDE'S Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - November 24, 2021


Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opened just last night, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of CLYDE'S on Broadway!
by Team BWW - November 24, 2021


Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opened just last night, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

Review Roundup: CLYDE'S Opens On Broadway- See What the Critics Are Saying!
by A.A. Cristi - November 23, 2021


Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opens tonight, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

CLYDE'S Opens On Broadway At Second Stage's Hayes Theater Tonight
by Stephi Wild - November 23, 2021


Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play CLYDE'S opens tonight, Tuesday November 23, 2021, at Second Stage's Broadway home, the Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street at 8th Avenue).

CLYDE'S Will Livestream Final Two Weeks of Broadway Performances
by Nicole Rosky - November 22, 2021


Second Stage is partnering with Assemble Stream to offer simulcasts of its current Broadway production of Lynn Nottage’s play, CLYDE’S, directed by Kate Whoriskey, for the final two weeks of its run, January 4 – 16, 2022, allowing theater fans who aren’t able to attend in person the opportunity to witness a live Broadway performance from home.

Photos: First Look at Uzo Aduba and More in CLYDE'S on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - November 19, 2021


Three-time Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba is back on Broadway- this time courtesy of Second Stage Theatre. The star of In Treatment and Orange is the New Black joins two-time Emmy Award-winner Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us, Truth Be Told, Between Riverside and Crazy), Reza Salazar (Sweat), Edmund Donovan (Greater Clements) and Kara Young (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven) in Clyde's.

VIDEO: Uzo Aduba Talks Returning to Broadway in CLYDE'S on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan
by Michael Major - November 11, 2021


Uzo Aduba appeared on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan this morning to discuss returning to Broadway in the new play Clyde's. Watch Aduba discuss her character in the full interview with Ryan Seacrest and guest-host Alexandra Wentworth now!

Series of Social Justice Initiatives Announced In Conjunction with Broadway Production of CLYDE'S
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 1, 2021


Second Stage Theater has announced a series of social justice initiatives centered around the upcoming Broadway production of Lynn Nottage’s play, Clyde’s, directed by Kate Whoriskey. Clyde’s centers around the lives of four formerly incarcerated kitchen staff working at a sandwich shop and looking to reclaim their lives. 

CLYDE'S Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Stephi Wild - November 3, 2021


Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage's new play, Clyde's, officially begins previews tonight, November 3, at Second Stage's Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. Meet the cast bringing this new play to Broadway below!

Photos: Second Stage Theater's CLYDE'S Meets the Press
by Bruce Glikas - October 20, 2021


Three-time Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba is on her way back to Broadway, this time courtesy of Second Stage Theatre. The star of In Treatment and Orange is the New Black will join two-time Emmy Award-winner Ron Cephas Jones (This is Us, Truth Be Told, Between Riverside and Crazy), Reza Salazar (Sweat), Edmund Donovan (Greater Clements) and Kara Young (Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven) in Clyde's.

Photos: First Look at Uzo Aduba in Second Stage's CLYDE'S
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 15, 2021


Second Stage Theater's production of Lynn Nottage’s new play, CLYDE’S will feature three-time Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba, two-time Emmy Award-winner Ron Cephas Jones, Reza Salazar (Sweat), Edmund Donovan and Kara Young.

Edmund Donovan Joins the Cast of Second Stage's CLYDE'S
by Stephi Wild - August 18, 2021


Second Stage Theater has announced complete casting for the Broadway production of Lynn Nottage's CLYDE'S. Edmund Donovan (Greater Clements) joins the previously announced Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones, Reza Salazar, and Kara Young.

Uzo Aduba, Ron Cephas Jones, Reza Salazar, and Kara Young Will Star in CLYDE'S on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - July 12, 2021


Single tickets for CLYDE’S are on sale today, July 12th. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

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Clyde's - 2021 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2022 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design for a Play Jennifer Moeller
2022 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Ron Cephas Jones
2022 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play Christopher Akerlind
2022 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Scenic Design for a Play Takeshi Kata
2022 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Awards Uzo Aduba
2022 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Awards Ron Cephas Jones
2022 Drama League Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play Kate Whoriskey
2022 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Play Clyde's
2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Uzo Aduba
2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Play Clyde's
2022 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Awards Kara Young
2022 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Jennifer Moeller
2022 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Ron Cephas Jones
2022 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Uzo Aduba
2022 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Kara Young
2022 Tony Awards Best Play Clyde's

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