Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
  1. Broadway Shows
  2.   › 
  3. The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

The Piano Lesson is set in Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1936. A brother and sister are locked in a war over the fate of a family heirloom: a piano carved with the faces of their ancestors. Only by revisiting history can the siblings endeavor to move forward. The Piano Lesson, wrote Frank Rich in The New York Times, "has its own spacious poetry, its own sharp angle on a nation's history, its own metaphorical idea of drama and its own palpable ghosts that roar right through the upstairs window of the household where the action unfolds. Like other Wilson plays, The Piano Lesson seems to sing even when it is talking."

Schedule:

Preview schedule varies. Check official website for the most up-to-date performance days and times.

Beginning Oct. 18:

Tuesdays: 7 p.m.

Wednesdays: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Thursdays: 7 p.m.

Fridays: 8 p.m.

Saturdays: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sundays 3 p.m.

St. James Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.
Theater Map
Seating Chart

The Piano Lesson Broadway Cast



 

Category:
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 20, 2022
The first-ever performance of the Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson is now in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Get a first look at photos and video here!
by Stephi Wild - September 19, 2022
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 8, 2022
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins next week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. Performances will begin on Monday, September 19, 2022. Watch this video as the cast checks in with BroadwayWorld ahead of performances.
by Bruce Glikas - September 8, 2022
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins next week at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. Performances will begin on Monday, September 19, 2022.  Check out photos of the cast meeting the press here!
by Michael Major - September 2, 2022
Danielle Brooks appeared on TODAY to discuss her upcoming return to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. In the video, Brooks reveals that she used a piece from the play to audition for Julliard. She also teased her role in the musical film adaptation of The Color Purple. Brooks recently wrapped on the film and will be returning to the role of Sofia.
by Jennifer Broski - August 31, 2022
The marquee for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, which comes more than 30 years after the seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama's premiere, is now up at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. Check out photos of the new marquee at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 29, 2022
The marquee for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, which comes more than 30 years after the seminal, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama’s premiere, is now up at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.
by Michael Major - August 9, 2022
This fall, Tony-nominated actress Danielle Brooks will make her return to Broadway in The Piano Lesson. This morning, Brooks sat down with Ryan Seacrest and Katie Lowes, who has been seen on Broadway in Waitress, on LIVE! to discuss the upcoming production, working with Samuel L. Jackson, and more. Watch the new video clip now!
by Stephi Wild - August 2, 2022
The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Joining the cast are Nadia Daniel and Jurnee Elizabeth Swan. Rounding out the company are Shirine Babb, Charles Browning, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sharina Martin, Warner Miller, Doron JePaul Mitchell and Kim Sullivan.
by Stephi Wild - July 26, 2022
The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson will now play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement. The production was originally supposed to come to the St. James Theatre, current home of Into The Woods, which is rumored to be extending.

The Piano Lesson Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Piano Lesson have their been?
Piano Lesson has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 2012 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What productions of Piano Lesson have there been?
Piano Lesson has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 2012 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What productions of The Piano Lesson have there been?
The Piano Lesson has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1990, Off-Broadway which opened in 2012 and Broadway which opened in 2022.