The Thanksgiving Play Broadway

The Thanksgiving Play 2023

Run Time:
80 minutes, no intermission
Opened: April 20, 2023
Closing: June 11, 2023

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Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

Good intentions. Bad decisions. Great fun. In Larissa FastHorse’s satirical comedy The Thanksgiving Play, a troupe of really well-meaning theater artists dream of creating something revolutionary: a culturally sensitive, totally inoffensive Thanksgiving school pageant that finally gives a voice to Native Americans. Finding said Native Americans... isn’t so simple. And that’s when things start to get absurd. Sending up a whole feast of social issues, this bitingly funny play roasts everything right, wrong, and woke in America.


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THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Undercooks Its Satire — Review
4 / 10

For the most part, it’s a succession of “Who’s on first?” bits that start to drag, despite the cast’s—including MVP Finneran (“This is post-BLM and there are grants at stake!”)—best efforts. And Rachel Chavkin, who masterfully mapped farce and intellect onto onstage bodies in How to Defend Yourself earlier this season, here struggles to create slapstick out of a should-be drama of ideas. Running under 90 minutes, with agreeable performances across the board, The Thanksgiving Play is not a bad time. But without a distinct point of view, its bottom line of “Thanksgiving is problematic” renders it only a pleasant, toothless, pilgrimage to the theatre.

Review: ‘The Thanksgiving Play’ Is Anti-‘Woke’ Satire—to What End?
3 / 10

The Thanksgiving Play makes fun of earnest white liberals acting in overly socially conscious ways, in much the same way as Bill Maher does every Friday night. Sure, have at it. But the shared derision is, in essence, no different to the fulminations against “woke” and “political correctness” of the right wing. The end result is the same: the “woke” and “politically correct” end up as being seen as the villains, rather than those brazenly and unapologetically attacking and destroying the rights of minorities. Are the white liberal “woke” the enemy of progress at this cultural moment, or do they just make for an easier comedy target than those succeeding in their efforts to attack the most marginalized groups in society? Perhaps playwrights will focus on their imaginations on bigger, clear and present monsters—and quit the lazy shooting of fish in the barrel. In the climate of now, these jokes are just adding to a depressingly destructive chorus.

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Plays Final Performance on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - June 11, 2023


Tomorrow may be a Monday, but it's really more like a Black Friday. That's because the Second Stage Theater production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, concludes its run at the Hayes Theater.

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Extends One Week On Broadway
by Stephi Wild - April 27, 2023


Second Stage Theater has announced that Larissa FastHorse's play, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, has extended one week and will now run through Sunday, June 11. THE THANKSGIVING PLAY opened on April 20 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).

Video: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Red Carpet - April 24, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin is now open at Second Stage's Hayes Theater and BroadwayWorld is taking you to the red carpet arrivals with special guests Tony Goldwyn, Bowen Yang, Brandon J. Dirdon, Andrea Burns, Robin de Jesus, Kara Young, and more in this video!

Video: Watch THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Company Take Opening Night Bows
by Opening Night - April 24, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin is now open at Second Stage's Hayes Theater and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the curtain call in this video!

Video: Go Inside Opening Night of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Opening Night - April 28, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin is now open at Second Stage's Hayes Theater and BroadwayWorld is bringing you video highlights of the big night!

Photos: Stars Arrive at THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Opening Night!
by Opening Night - April 23, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, opened Thursday, April 20, at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of stars arriving on the red carpet here!

Photos: Go Inside THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Opening Night After-Party
by Bruce Glikas - April 21, 2023


Check out photos from the opening night after-party at The Thanksgiving Play!

Photos: The Cast of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Bruce Glikas - April 21, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, opened last night, April 20, at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows here!

Review Roundup: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Opens On Broadway Starring D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley, and Chris Sullivan
by A.A. Cristi - April 20, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, opens tonight at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Read reviews for the production!

Learn All About THE THANKSGIVING PLAY's Unconventional Journey to Broadway
by Stephi Wild - April 20, 2023


The Thanksgiving Play has made its way to the Broadway stage! The play had an unconventional trajectory, with several regional productions, readings, and workshops, as well as a unique online production during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about The Thanksgiving Play and its journey to Broadway below! 

Photos: First Look at D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley & Chris Sullivan in THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Show Highlights - April 12, 2023


Get a first look at photos of D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley & Chris Sullivan in The Thanksgiving Play on Broadway!

The Cast of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Takes Over Our Instagram Today!
by Social Watch - March 25, 2023


Tune into our Instagram story as the cast of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse at Second Stage Theater takes you behind the scenes of their day!

Video: Meet the Cast of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - March 16, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play is coming to Broadway! Watch as BroadwayWorld checks in with the cast and creative team in this video.

Photos: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Cast and Creative Team Meet the Press
by Bruce Glikas - March 11, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play,  directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, will begin previews March 25th at 8pm and will officially open on April 20th at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Check out photos of the cast and creative team here!

Meet the Cast of THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - March 25, 2023


Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, will begin previews tonight, March 25th! Meet the cast of The Thanksgiving Play!

Up on the Marquee: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Jennifer Broski - March 3, 2023


See photos of the marquee for Second Stage Theater's The Thanksgiving Play!

D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley & Chris Sullivan Will Lead THE THANKSGIVING PLAY on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - February 14, 2023


Second Stage Theater has just announced the cast for its upcoming production of Larissa FastHorse’s play, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY. Find out all the details about who will star in the new play!

The Thanksgiving Play FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get Rush Tickets for The Thanksgiving Play on Broadway?

Digital Rush

Price: $43
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General Rush

Price: $45
Where: Hayes Theatre box office
When:  Available 2 hours prior to curtain.
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How long has The Thanksgiving Play been running on Broadway?
The Thanksgiving Play opened at the Hayes Theatre (Broadway) on Thursday Apr 20, 2023 and has now been running for 1 month.

The Thanksgiving Play History

Other Productions of The Thanksgiving Play

2018   Off-Broadway Playwrights Horizons World Premiere
Off-Broadway
2023   Broadway Second Stage Original Broadway Production
Broadway

The Thanksgiving Play - 2023 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2023 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award D'Arcy Carden
2023 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play The Thanksgiving Play
2023 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Awards D'Arcy Carden

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