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Topdog/Underdog is one of the most powerful dramas in the American theater. Acclaimed for its taut theatricality and surprising humor, the play tells the story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth-names given to them as a joke by their father.

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Ambassador Theatre (Broadway)


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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2021
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County present the South Florida premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, Nick Dear's theatrical adaptation of one of the great horror stories of all time.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
Cape Rep Theatre presents the enchanting love story, Ken Ludwig's Dear Jack, Dear Louise, directed by Art Devine.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
A celebration of language and the human spirit, Yellowman is an exquisite and provocative exploration of the challenges of overcoming racism, class, biases, and prejudices inherited both from community and family.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
Suzan-Lori Parks' White Noise will receive its European premiere at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Polly Findlay with a cast comprising James Corrigan, Ken Nwosu, Faith Omole and Helena Wilson.
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2021
Tony Award-winner Billy Porter has been announced to direct Camp, a film adaption of Lev Rosen's young adult novel for HBO Max. Slave Play director Robert O'Hara is set to rewrite the screenplay by Kit Williamson.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2021
Today, Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter released his new autobiography, Unprotected.
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021
Billy Porter appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss his new memoir, the final season of POSE, and his film directorial debut. Watch the full interview now!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2021
This morning, CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on actor-dancer-singer-director and Broadway veteran Billy Porter. In the interview, Porter talks with correspondent Seth Doane about a childhood filled with years of rejection, doubt and abuse – and about how he survived and triumphed.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021
For this year's gala the Foundation will be honoring Emmy, Tony, and Grammy award winning actor and singer Billy Porter, who also served as a key founding faculty member for the arts education nonprofit.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021
Narçisse Theatre Company presents the second installment of their 2021-22 season's “NTÇ's ORIGINAL WORKS SERIES”, production of “KILL KELLER - An Original Drama by Paul Hood.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021
Tony Award winner Billy Porter has been named to Insider's 100 People Transforming Business, which 'profiles 100 business leaders across 10 distinct sectors who are innovating, sparking trends, and tackling global challenges.'
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
The Pulitzer Prize Board has just announced that Fat Ham has won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Other finalists included: Selling Kabul, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord.
by Nicole Rosky - May 9, 2022
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2022 award winners for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022
The Juilliard School will hold its 117th commencement ceremony on May 20, 2022, at 10:30am. The ceremony will be held outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus in Damrosch Park, presided over by Juilliard President Damian Woetzel. It will also be livestreamed at juilliard.edu for those unable to attend in person.
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2021
Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter made headlines last week when he revealed his HIV status. Now the star has announced that he will discuss it even more in a new autobiography. Unprotected will be released by Abrams Press on October 19, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Out of the 330 total Chicagoland high school students who entered the 13th annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions, Demi Davis from Senn High School prevailed, taking the first-place prize at the Chicago finals earlier this month for her 2-3-minute monologue performance.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022
OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos; All Hands) returns to JACK with a peek inside the meeting of a white anti-racist group. As the members reckon with sacrifices they must make to live up to their principles, other forces begin to disrupt and unsettle their efforts. An uncanny ode to honesty, forgiveness, and accountability, this ensemble tour de force pulls the audience on a descent from the too-real to the sub-real.  
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2021
92Y has announced its upcoming lineup of virtual events.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
PBD’s twenty-third season will feature two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks and August: Osage County by Tracy Letts; a Pulitzer Prize-finalist, 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog; the world premiere of The Science of Leaving Omaha by Carter W. Lewis; and the classic Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose. Opening night is Friday, October 14.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2022
The Catastrophic Theatre will produce The Book of Grace by trailblazing playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. The Book of Grace is directed by Luis Galindo and Jeff Miller and runs April 1 – April 24 at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022
Houses on the Moon Theater Company has announced, today, Yvette Ganier (Jitney, King Hedley II), has joined the cast for the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.  Ms. Ganier replaces the previously announced Valisia LeKae.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2022
Houses on the Moon Theater Company today announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2022
The countdown to the Tony Awards continues! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Emilio Sosa!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY has announced its 2022-2023 season.
by Michael Major - Jun 27, 2022
Billy Porter brought ballroom and house music to the BET Awards with an epic performance on Sunday night. Watch the video from the broadcast which also featured performances by Brandy, Jack Harlow, Lizzo, Mariah Carey, Latto, and more.
by Michael Major - Jun 23, 2022
Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winner Billy Porter has signed a first-look deal with FX. Porter will develop new content for FX through his new Incognegro production company with producing partner D.J. Gugenheim. Porter will be making his film directorial debut with Anything's Possible and will direct an episode of FOX's Accused this summer.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021
Tickets are now on sale for live, outdoor performances. Gates will open 2 hours prior to each performance. There will be pre-show entertainment by Mary Taylor and her band 30 minutes after the gates open. Bring your own chairs, blankets, etc. However, you may not bring your own food.
by Michael Major - Jun 2, 2022
Bill Oliver will direct the film, featuring a script that he co-wrote with Peter Nickowitz. Fernando Loureiro and Guilherme Coelho will produce the new film through their company, Tigress, with additional casting and a distrubtor to be announced.
by - Jun 15, 2022
Today's top stories include casting for the upcoming Broadway revival of Topdog/Underdog, coming to Broadway this season! The production will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins. Plus, Legally Blonde will embark on a non-equity tour, get a sneak peek at the Museum of Broadway, and more!
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022
SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner KENNY LEON. Learn all about the new production!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021
KILL MOVE PARADISE by James Ijames, directed by Dexter J. Singleton, is the next production in Playhouse on Park's 12th Main Stage Season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2022
The cast has been announced for A Medusa Thread. A partnership with NY Classical Theatre and the West Harlem Art Fund on Governors Island in Nolan Park (Building 10B) for FREE -- Saturday, June 25th at noon.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
by Gil Kaan - Jun 10, 2021
The Fountain Theatre will inaugurate their new outdoor stage with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ 2014 Obie Award-winning AN OCTOROON, with previews beginning June 11, 2021. Judith Moreland directs the cast of Leea Ayers, Matthew Hancock, Mara Klein, Hazel Lozano, Rob Nagle, Kacie Rogers, Vanessa Claire Stewart and Pam Trotter. Between final rehearsals, Matthew, who plays the playwright’s alter-ego among other characters, made some time to answer a few of my inquiries.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021
Tony Award-nominated Costume and Fashion Designer Emilio Sosa has been elected the Chair of the American Theatre Wing. Mr. Sosa, in his role as Chair of the Wing’s Board of Directors, will be joined by newly named Vice-Chairs Dale Cendali, Patricia Crown, James Higgins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Lee Perlman, and Nadine Wong.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
Brooklyn performance and civic space JACK announced an extension of Hoi Polloi's White on White
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021
Studio Theatre will return to producing in-person theatre in the 2021-2022 season by turning a page in its history—when it welcomes audiences back to its four-theatre complex in Logan Circle, the building will be in the finishing stages of a nearly $20 million renovation, including the complete reengineering of its flagship theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will present the exciting conclusion of the 2021-2022 Theater Up Close season – the Florida premiere of OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD, a dark comedy by Colombian-American Miami playwright Alexis Scheer about a gang of viciously vulnerable teens who try to resurrect the spirit of Pablo Escobar.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Thom Pain (based on nothing), a play by Will Eno, has been announced for the 2022 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Directed by Bryan Keith and performed by Johnny Patrick Yoder, there will be five performances only at the Broadwater Second Stage: Sunday 6/5 at 5:30pm (preview); Saturday 6/11 at 7:30pm; Thursday 6/16 at 8pm; Wednesday 6/22 at 5pm; and Saturday 6/25 at 12:30pm. Running time is 70 minutes.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022
Diversionary announces the cast and creative team of the World Premiere Musical of EIGHTY-SIXED. Kevin Newbury will direct the World Premiere production of EIGHTY-SIXED by Jeremy J. King and Sam Salmond and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021
Simon Russell Beale will play JS Bach in the world premiere of Nina Raine's Bach & Sons, directed by Nicholas Hytner.  Performances at The Bridge are from 23 June – 9 September 2021 with opening night on 29 June 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022
Houses on the Moon Theater Company is presenting the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams. The four-member cast SJ Hannah, Valisia LeKae, Jeorge Bennett Watson, and Bryce Michael Wood.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
Houses on the Moon Theater Company is presenting the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Houses on the Moon Theater Company will present the World Premiere of SuperHero, a new play written by Ian Eaton, developed with and directed by Warren Adams.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will close its 2021-2022 season with two world-premiere one-act plays, under the auspices of its New Playwrights Series. These plays, “From Birmingham To Broadway” and “Float Like A Butterfly,” will be presented together May 4-29.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
Billy Porter is set to direct an episode of Fox’s upcoming anthology drama series “Accused.”
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2021
As part of their free and ongoing online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro and actor Chauncy Thomas in a co-curated Zoom collaboration featuring opera choruses, monologues and scenes from the greatest poet-dramatist in the English language.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2021
As part of their free and ongoing online series, The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents their Music Director Mark Shapiro in a co-curated Zoom collaboration featuring opera choruses, monologues and scenes from the greatest poet-dramatist in the English language.

Topdog / Underdog Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Topdog / Underdog have their been?
Topdog / Underdog has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2002 and Broadway which opened in 2002.

What Tony Awards has Topdog / Underdog been nominated for?
Best Play , .

What other awards has Topdog / Underdog been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks , Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for George C. Wolfe, Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mos Deff,The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Suzan-Lori Parks and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mos Def.

What other awards has Topdog / Underdog won?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks , Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for George C. Wolfe and Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mos Deff, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Suzan-Lori Parks Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mos Def.

What productions of Topdog / Underdog have their been?
Topdog / Underdog has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2002 and Broadway which opened in 2002.

What awards has Topdog / Underdog been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks , Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for George C. Wolfe, Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mos Deff,The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Suzan-Lori Parks and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mos Def.

What awards has Topdog / Underdog won?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks, John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Suzan-Lori Parks , Outstanding Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for George C. Wolfe and Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mos Deff, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Suzan-Lori Parks Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mos Def.