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With warm humor and tremendous heart, Lynn Nottage's Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat.



Kate Whoriskey directs this stunning new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity.

Running Time:

Two hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission

Studio 54 (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
254 West 54th St.

Featured Reviews For Sweat


Lynn Nottage's ‘Sweat’ on Broadway at Studio 54 — theater review - NY Daily News
Broadway plays don't get much more topical than "Sweat," a portrait of lost American dreamers adrift in an economic wasteland. At Studio 54, the play grabs you with its ripped-from-the-headlines social and political resonance. It also loses its grip due to predictability and a miscalibrated staging...It is not a pretty picture. But it is as straight-up and real as it gets. Too bad performances frequently don't ring true in director Kate Whoriskey's staging. Too often actors don't look and sound like people talking, but performers emoting. It becomes distracting and pulls you out of the story.

Review: ‘Sweat’ Imagines the Local Bar as a Caldron - New York Times
Though it is steeped in social combustibility, "Sweat" often feels too conscientiously assembled, a point-counterpoint presentation in which every disaffected voice is allowed its how-I-got-this-way monologue. And this thoughtful, careful play only seldom acquires the distance-erasing passion of Ms. Nottage's "Ruined," the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner about female casualties of the Congolese civil war..."Sweat" is best at its muddiest, when love and hate, and the urges to strike out and to comfort, teeter in precipitous balance. That's when Ms. Nottage's characters, and the cast members who embody them, emerge in their full tragic humanity.


 



 

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by Stephi Wild - June 25, 2017
Sweat closes today, June 25th. Before we say farewell, take a final look at the show's journey on Broadway. 
by A.A. Cristi - June 13, 2017
It has just been reported that Sweat, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey, will close on Sunday, June 25.
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2017
Join the cast of SWEAT in Strand Book Store's Rare Book Room, as Felicia Fitzpatrick sits down with cast members Khris Davis, Hunter Hoffman, and Reza Salazar to discuss the hit show on Monday, June 19 from 7 to 8 p.m.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - June 7, 2017
After making her Broadway debut in 2000's Proof, Johanna Day earned her first Tony nomination for her performance as Claire. Now sixteen years later, she's back in her second Tony-nominated role- Tracey in Sweat. Below, watch as tells Richard Ridge why she's ready for it this time around!
by Broadwaysted - June 7, 2017
We're so excited to kick off our Tony week by getting Broadwaysted with Johanna Day, the Tony-nominated star of SWEAT! We're all pouring out...water (pace yourselves for Tony week, kids!) while Johanna gushes about her experience in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play...and why she's a Pulitzer Prize Good Luck Charm! We discuss seeing plays adapted into films, Johanna's incredible career (Tony nominee for PROOF, the all-star cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, the game-changing AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY...I mean, come on!), and how the acting process evolves over time.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
This week the 2017 New York Emmy Award-winning interview/discussion series THEATER TALK focuses on Broadway's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat. THEATER TALK co-hosts Susan Haskins and Michael Riedel of the New York Post welcome guests including Sweat's Tony Award-nominated playwright Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey, along with two of the play's supporting actors, Johanna Day ('Tracey') and Michelle Wilson ('Cynthia'), who are also both nominated for Tony Awards.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017
Today, the acclaimed Broadway play Sweat, announced #WeAreSweat, a campaign celebrating the power and sense of community that Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play inspires in audiences.
by Nicole Rosky - April 10, 2017
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 
by TV - Opening Night Special - March 27, 2017
Following its acclaimed run off-Broadway at the Public Theater, Sweat has at last arrived at Studio 54, marking the Broadway debut of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage. After the curtain went down last night, the ensemble company, joined by Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey,  gathered at Brasserie 8 ½ to celebrate the play's explosive arrival on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the festivities below!
by Walter McBride - March 27, 2017
Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The stars came out to walk the red carpet and take in a night of confrontational theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand, check out the photos below!
by Walter McBride - March 27, 2017
Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The play took on the tough topics, but fun was had at the opening night party. BroadwayWorld was on hand, check out the photos below!
by Walter McBride - March 27, 2017
Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The cast took their triumphant bows at the end of the big night and BroadwayWorld was there to catch the event. Check out the photos below!
by Michael Dale - March 27, 2017
After her breakout Off-Broadway production of INTIMATE APPAREL and a Pulitzer Prize for her brutal depiction of rape as a weapon of war in RUINED, Lynn Nottage has been well established as one of America's most important 21st Century playwrights.
by Review Roundups - March 26, 2017
SWEAT, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey opens tonight on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). With warm humor and tremendous heart, Lynn Nottage's Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives. Let's see what the critics have to say.
by Stephi Wild - March 26, 2017
Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows!
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017
A friendly reminder! Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will open on Broadway this Sunday, March 26, at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017
Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey transfers to Broadway's Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Broadway performances of Sweat began March 4 for a March 26, 2017 opening, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Sweat Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Sweat have their been?
Sweat has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.

What Tony Awards has Sweat been nominated for?
Best Play , .

What other awards has Sweat been nominated for?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for U. Jonathan Toppo, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lynn Nottage, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Johanna Day, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Michelle Wilson, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Sweat, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kate Whoriskey, Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SweatThe Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Lynn Nottage and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlo Albán.

What other awards has Sweat won?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for U. Jonathan Toppo Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lynn Nottage and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Johanna Day Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Michelle Wilson Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Sweat Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kate Whoriskey Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sweat The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Lynn Nottage Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlo Albán.

What productions of Sweat have their been?
Sweat has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.

What awards has Sweat been nominated for?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for U. Jonathan Toppo, Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lynn Nottage, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Johanna Day, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Michelle Wilson, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Sweat, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kate Whoriskey, Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SweatThe Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Lynn Nottage and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlo Albán.

What awards has Sweat won?
Outstanding Fight Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for U. Jonathan Toppo Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lynn Nottage and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Johanna Day Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Michelle Wilson Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Sweat Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kate Whoriskey Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sweat The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Lynn Nottage Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlo Albán.

What productions of Sweat have there been?
Sweat has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.