Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Straight White Men - 2018 - Broadway

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash-talking, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, they are forced to confront their own identities. Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee takes a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama. This is one white Christmas like you've never seen before.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
240 West 44th St. Seating Chart
pixeltracker

Featured Reviews For Straight White Men


‘Straight White Men’ review: Young Jean Lee’s milestone comedy underwhelms - amNY
There is no character development or plot, besides a handful of guys sitting around on a couch. As their father looks on, the three young men play games (including a retooled version of "Monopoly" created by their mother), joke around (breaking into a parody version of the title song of "Oklahoma!") and strut around in matching pajamas.

‘Straight White Men’: The Best Play You’ve Ever Seen About Mediocrity - New York Observer
So the play works both as a political satire/PC PSA and also as a philosophical study of human limitations. It does both brilliantly because Lee is, in fact, one of our boldest living playwrights, one I rank with Wallace Shawn, Suzan-Lori Parks and Tony Kushner. She's superficially goofier and perhaps less lofty than those canonized worthies, but the thinking drills deep and the writing is superbly executed. For a hard, clinical look at mediocrity, Straight White Men is thrillingly great.


 

Straight White Men Broadway Cast



 

Category:
by Nicole Rosky - September 9, 2018
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Straight White Men will conclude its limited run today, September 9. The play began previews at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opened on Broadway on July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider.
by Alexa Criscitiello - August 28, 2018
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of Golden Globe-nominated actor Armie Hammer who is currently making his Broadway debut in Second Stage's Straight White Men. 
by TV - Opening Night Special - July 24, 2018
Straight White Men officially opened on Broadway last night, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider.
by Michael Dale - July 24, 2018
There was plenty to admire when playwright/director Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN opened at The Public Theater in November of 2014.  Those familiar with the exceedingly non-traditional work of the Obie-honoree, whose past dramatic choices have included inserting a scene from 'Sesame Street' about Mr. Hooper's death into a play about King Lear and having silent nude performers interact with audience members to explore the boundaries of comfort zones may have chuckled a bit at the thought of her stepping into theatrical territory more or less defined in this country by the naturalistic classics of dramatists like Arthur Miller and Eugene O'Neill.
by Walter McBride - July 24, 2018
Straight White Men officially opened on Broadway last night, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider. The cast had their opening night party following the performance and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out all the photos below!
by Walter McBride - July 24, 2018
Straight White Men officially opened on Broadway last night, July 23, 2018. Check out photos below from last night's opening night arrivals!
by Walter McBride - July 24, 2018
Straight White Men officially opened on Broadway last night, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider. Check out photos below from last night's opening night curtain call!
by Review Roundups - July 23, 2018
Straight White Men began previews at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opens on Broadway tonight, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider.
by TV - Red Carpets - July 23, 2018
It's opening night! Straight White Men began previews at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opens on Broadway tonight, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider.
by Nicole Rosky - July 23, 2018
Straight White Men began previews at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opens on Broadway tonight, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 23, 2018
Straight White Men began previews at the Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) on Friday, June 29, 2018 and officially opens tonight, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider. 
by Macon Prickett - July 18, 2018
Armie Hammer visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk making his Broadway debut, Call Me By Your Name, & more. Check out the clip below!
by Macon Prickett - July 9, 2018
Armie Hammer visits Good Morning America to discuss his upcoming film Sorry to Bother You and making his Broadway debut in Second Stage's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. Check out the clip below!
by Julie Musbach - July 5, 2018
Stephen Payne will assume the role of "Ed" in the Broadway production of Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Mr. Payne is replacing Denis Arndt, who is leaving the production due to creative differences.
by Alexa Criscitiello - June 28, 2018
Second Stage Theater has postponed the start of previews of Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, to accommodate additional rehearsal time for new cast member Denis Arndt.  Mr. Arndt joined the company earlier this week. 
by Julie Musbach - June 25, 2018
Tony Award nominee DENIS ARNDT (Heisenberg) has joined the company of the Broadway production of Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, STRAIGHT WHITE MENdirected by Anna D. Shapiro. Mr. Arndt will perform the role of Ed, replacing Tom Skerritt, who has departed the production for personal reasons.
by Stephi Wild - June 19, 2018
Armie Hammer is best known for playing roles in films such as The Social Network and Call Me By Your Name. Now he's making his Broadway debut in Young Jean Lee's play Straight White Men at Second Stage.