Fat Ham Broadway

Fat Ham 2023

Opened: April 12, 2023
Closing: July 02, 2023

Fat Ham - 2023 - Broadway History , Info & More

Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here’s the rub! Revenge doesn’t come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy. The deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning play from James Ijames and director Saheem Ali reinvents Shakespeare’s masterpiece.


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9 / 10

What remains blissfully in place is the same delightful cast and director Saheem Ali on hand to spread positive vibes and laughter in great abundance. But it is what has been gained that marks this as a most welcome addition to the Broadway season. For even though a demolition of the fourth wall is built into the script, with characters periodically acknowledging our prying eyes, there is now a lovely looseness to that relationship, giving the production a surprising sense of improv and intimacy in a venue that might well have overwhelmed things by distancing us from the action. You can't help but feel welcome, drawn in, and caught up in the story.

‘Fat Ham’ Broadway review: Backyard BBQ ‘Hamlet’ needs more meat
6 / 10

For a while there’s some satisfaction in experiencing the ways Ijames inventively reconceives Shakespearean plot points and characters. And, on the design front, it’s clever to replace the usual Danish fog with smoke from a BBQ pit on Maruti Evans’ set. Yet you start to get the sense that more effort was spent on meticulously setting up the pins than finally knocking them down. The ending is mush. Still, the cast’s energy is warm and enveloping throughout. Spears’ Juicy, with his sideways glances and Charlie Brown sincerity, is more lovable than any melancholy Hamlet you’ll ever see. Jones doesn’t come across evil enough to kill anybody, but he’s a font of mischievous energy.

FAT HAM Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 20, 2023


The Pulitzer Prize-winning FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali will conclude its Broadway run at the American Airlines Theatre. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Video: Nikki Crawford Doesn't Want You to Judge Her FAT HAM Character
by Richard Ridge - June 6, 2023


In this video, watch as Tony nominee Nikki Crawford chats more about developing her character, why this company means so much to her, and so much more.

FAT HAM Extends Run on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - June 2, 2023


The critically acclaimed, five-time Tony Award nominated, Pulitzer Prize- winning FAT HAM by Tony nominee James Ijames will add one week of performances on Broadway.

Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for James Ijames' FAT HAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 9, 2023


Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide English-speaking stage licensing rights to James Ijames’ 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning and 2023 Tony Award-nominated Best Play Fat Ham for its Samuel French imprint.

Video: Watch Juicy Belt Out 'Creep' in FAT HAM
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2023


In this video from Fat Ham on Broadway, watch as Juicy, played by Marcel Spears, takes his turn at family cookout karaoke with his own rendition of Radiohead's 'Creep'.

Get 25% Off Tickets to FAT HAM on Broadway!
by Team BWW - May 2, 2023


Broadway's new play Fat Ham is now running and we're giving BroadwayWorld readers an exclusive discount! Learn more about how to get discounted tickets to Fat Ham here!

Interview: How Saheem Ali is 'Blowing the World Open' with FAT HAM
by Nicole Rosky - April 28, 2023


Director Saheem Ali chats with BroadwayWorld about the joys of bringing Fat Ham uptown following its acclaimed run at the Public Theater and gives us all the juicy (pun intended) details about some of his favorite moments so far.

Video: Stars Walk the Opening Night Red Carpet for FAT HAM
by Red Carpet - April 24, 2023


The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opened on Broadway just last week at the American Airlines Theatre and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night in this video!

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of FAT HAM on Broadway
by Opening Night - April 13, 2023


Broadway is a whole lot juicier after last night. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opened on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre. Watch as we take you inside opening night with BroadwayWorld's Katie Lynch in this video!

Video: Watch FAT HAM's Opening Night Curtain Call
by Opening Night - April 13, 2023


The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opened on Broadway last night, April 12. BroadwayWorld was there and you can go inside the opening night curtain call in this video!

Photos: The Cast of FAT HAM Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - April 13, 2023


The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opened on Broadway last night, April 12. The cast met the press at their opening night celebrations and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos here!

Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet For FAT HAM on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - April 13, 2023


The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opened on Broadway last night, April 12. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the opening night purple carpet here!

Photos: The Cast of FAT HAM Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Bruce Glikas - April 13, 2023


The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opened on Broadway last night, April 12. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the opening night curtain call here!

Review Roundup: Pulitzer Prize-Winning FAT HAM Opens On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - April 12, 2023


Read reviews for the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali, opening tonight on Broadway!

Video: Watch Scenes from FAT HAM on Broadway
by Show Highlights - April 12, 2023


Get a first look at footage of Fat Ham on Broadway!

FAT HAM's Adrianna Mitchell Takes Over Our Instagram Today!
by Social Watch - April 12, 2023


Tune in to our Instagram story as Adrianna Mitchell takes you behind the scenes of opening night of Broadway's Fat Ham!

Photos: First Look At Pulitzer Prize-Winning FAT HAM, Opening On Broadway April 12
by Show Highlights - April 11, 2023


Gte your first look at photos of the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Saheem Ali on Broadway! 

Photos & Video: Colman Domingo Hosts FAT HAM 'Juicy Disco'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 5, 2023


See photos and videos from Colman Domingo-hosted 'JUICY DISCO' celebration in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames.

Cynthia Erivo to Host Talkback at FAT HAM This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 5, 2023


Producer Cynthia Erivo will be hosting a talkback after Fat Ham's 7pm performance this Sunday, April 9th. See how to purchase tickets to Fat Ham!

Photos: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits FAT HAM on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 31, 2023


See photos of Lin-Manuel Miranda visiting the cast of Fat Ham on Broadway!

LaChanze to Moderate Post-Show Conversation at FAT HAM With National Black Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 24, 2023


Fat Ham's producer National Black Theatre will host a special evening performance on Friday, March 31 at 8pm at the American Airlines Theatre. See how to purchase tickets to Fat Ham on Broadway!

Video: FAT HAM Celebrates First Preview on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 23, 2023


See video of Fat Ham celebrating its first preview on Broadway!

Photos: First Look At The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play FAT HAM On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - March 21, 2023


The 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Fat Ham by James Ijames, directed by The Public Theater’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali, makes its Broadway premiere tonight, March 21. See a first look photo from the show!

Character Breakdown: FAT HAM Cast Unpacks Their Roles
by Nicole Rosky - March 21, 2023


Previews being tonight for Fat Ham- the deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Fat Ham is running on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre. Watch as the cast unpacks their role in this video!

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How do I get Rush Tickets for Fat Ham on Broadway?

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Price: $39
Where: On the Today Tix app.
When: Released on a first-come, first-served basis every performance day at 9 AM.
Limit: Two per customer
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How long has Fat Ham been running on Broadway?
Fat Ham opened at the American Airlines Theatre (Broadway) on Wednesday Apr 12, 2023 and has now been running for 2 months.

Other Productions of Fat Ham

2022   Off-Broadway Public Theater Off-Broadway Premiere Production
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2023   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway

Fat Ham - 2023 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2023 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Play James Ijames
2023 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design of a Play Mikaal Sulaiman
2023 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Play Fat Ham
2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards John Gassner Award for New American Play James Ijames
2023 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Dominique Fawn Hill
2023 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Saheem Ali
2023 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Play Bradley King
2023 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Nikki Crawford
2023 Tony Awards Best Play Fat Ham

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