Clybourne Park, the 2012 Tony Award-winning "Best Play", ends its Broadway run-extended twice already-today, September 2nd, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Also the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award, Clybourne Park is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. By its final performance today, the play will have played 27 previews and 157 regular performances.
Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2010 followed by a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Under the direction of Pam MacKinnon, the highly praised original cast includes Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood, all of whom moved to the Walter Kerr Theatre for the show's Broadway run.
In July, producer Jordan Roth and the cast of Clybourne Park celebrated 100 performances on Broadway and the debut performance of Olivier Award nominee Sarah Goldberg in the role of "Besty / Lindsey," who created the roles in the 2011 West End production of Clybourne Park at the Wyndham's Theatre.
The design team features Daniel Ostling (Scenic Design), Ilona Somogyi (Costume Design), Allen Lee Hughes (Lighting Design), and John Gromada (Sound Design).
Clybourne Park was nominated for four 2012 Tony Awards including "Best Direction of a Play" (Pam MacKinnon), "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play" (Jeremy Shamos) and "Best Scenic Design of a Play" (Daniel Ostling).
Clybourne Park is produced by Jujamcyn Theaters, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris, Karma Productions, JTG Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, in association with Lincoln Center Theater.
Photo Credit: Nathan Johnson