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Six Degrees of Separation - 2017 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge, saying he knows their son at college.



Producer Stuart Thompson announced that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ("Mom," The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, "Manhattan") as Flan.



Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Six Degrees of Separation


Allison Janney, Corey Hawkins Lead 'Six Degrees' Revival - NBC New York
It's 1990 all over again in "Six Degrees of Separation," a period-faithful revival of the John Guare play -- based on real events -- about a clever con artist who convinces an erudite Upper East Side couple that he's the son of Sidney Poitier. Allison Janney, who is as skilled in drama as she is in comedy, leads the cast as privileged Ouisa Kittredge, whose small dinner party with husband Flan (John Benjamin Hickey) is interrupted by the arrival of a young man with a minor stab wound who claims to be a Harvard classmate of her children.

Theater Review: Can Six Degrees of Separation Still Bring Home the Bacon? - Vulture
Even softened slightly as it is in this production, the play's brutal message to sophisticates, whether at the end of Reagan's era or the start of Trump's, comes through. We still do not know anyone but ourselves - and ourselves not too well, either. The idea that there are "six degrees of separation" between any two people, which in Guare's formulation became a global catchphrase, is not merely a humanistic piety about interconnectedness; it's also a warning. Those six degrees are unbridgeable if you live on an island.


 

Six Degrees of Separation Broadway Cast



 

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by Nicole Rosky - June 13, 2017
John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, directed by Trip Cullman and starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey and Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins, will close on Sunday, June 18, 2017. It will have played 21 previews and 63 regular performances. The production began previews Wednesday, April 5 and opened Tuesday, April 25 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017
Starring alongside acting greats like Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, Tony nominee Corey Hawkins has held his own, and even given one of the greatest performances of the season in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. Below, watch as he explains his whirlwind journey and why the project has been a dream come true.
by Caryn Robbins - May 19, 2017
On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony nominee and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION star Corey Hawkins discussed his nightmarish audition for Juilliard Drama when he forgot all his lines. 
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2017
On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Play nominee for Six Degrees of Separation- Corey Hawkins, as captured by Walter McBride!
by Caryn Robbins - May 11, 2017
Allison Janney stopped by 'Popcorn With Peter Travers' to talk about her new Broadway show, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION and sing a few bars of 'I'll Know' from GUYS AND DOLLS and 'Almost Like Being In Love' from BRIGADOON.
by Matt Tamanini - April 30, 2017
By now, the idea has morphed into a pop-culture game lampooning (or honoring) one of our most prolific actors, but when John Guare's play, Six Degrees of Separation, debuted on Broadway in 1990, the idea that everyone on the planet was connected through a web of just six other people was a hard to imagine. So, to celebrate the 27-year history of Guare's play, we are going to attempt to connect the stars who originated the main roles on Broadway to the actors that assumed them for the revival, using only Broadway credits; hopefully we can get there in just six 'degrees.'
by Caryn Robbins - April 28, 2017
On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo, Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, currently starring in the revival of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, talk to host Andy Cohen about what it's like working together on Broadway
by Michael Dale - April 27, 2017
Long before websites like Friendster (Remember Friendster?) increased the awareness of how few people it takes for one's social network to spread worldwide, John Guare's smart and funny 1990 entry, SIX DEGREES OF SEPERATION, helped popularize the concept that you can connect any two people in the world by their associations with up to five people placed between them.
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 26, 2017
John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation found its way home to Broadway last night, in its first revival since opening in 1990. After the curtain came down at the Barrymore Theatre, Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey, Corey Hawkins and the rest of the company celebrated at Brasserie 8½. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the after party below!
by Jennifer Broski - April 26, 2017
John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation found its way home to Broadway last night, in its first revival since opening in 1990. After the curtain came down at the Barrymore Theatre, Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey, Corey Hawkins and the rest of the company celebrated at Brasserie 8½. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the after party below!
by Jennifer Broski - April 26, 2017
John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opened last night, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the curtain call below!
by Walter McBride - April 26, 2017
John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins(Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman(Significant Other, Yen), officially opened last night, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and brings you some red carpet action below!
by Review Roundups - April 25, 2017
John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winnerJohn Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins(Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman(Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street).
by Nicole Rosky - April 25, 2017
John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16.
by Caryn Robbins - April 25, 2017
While guesting on 'The Late Show' yesterday, the star of Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Allison Janney, missed her nightly warm up routine for her play. So Stephen invited her to try his!