Appropriate (2023) on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Appropriate (2023) Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play
  • Appropriate (2023) is 2 hours 10 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: November 29, 2023
  • Show Opened : December 18, 2023
  • Show Closed: March 3, 2024

Hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained when this family has a long-awaited reunion and forced to face the ghosts of their past.

What's Appropriate (2023) Like?

It’s summer, the cicadas are singing, and the Lafayette family has returned to their late patriarch’s Arkansas home to deal with the remains of his estate. Toni, the eldest daughter, hopes they’ll spend the weekend remembering and reconnecting over their beloved father.

Bo, her brother, wants to recoup some of the funds he spent caring for Dad at the end of his life. But things take a turn when their estranged brother, Franz, appears late one night, and mysterious objects are discovered among the clutter.

Suddenly, long-hidden secrets and buried resentments can’t be contained, and the family is forced to face the ghosts of their past.

Is Appropriate (2023) Good for Kids?

The dark subject matter of this show indicates that it may only be appropriate for children over the age of 16 years.

Appropriate (2023) on Broadway Background

Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer invite you to one hell of a reunion in this darkly comic American family drama.

Show Performed Off-Broadway in 2014 and In London in 2019

Appropriate previously ran off-Broadway in 2014 for 2 months. Its performance dates were Previews: Feb 25, 2014 • Opening: Mar 16, 2014 • Closing: Apr 13, 2014.

The show opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London August 22, 2019, following previews from August 16. It played a limited run to October 5, 2019.

Elle Fanning Made Her Broadway Debut

Emmy Award nominee Elle Fanning will make her Broadway debut with the production. Appropriate began performances on Nov. 29 2023 and officially opened at the Hayes Theatre on Dec. 18 2023. Fanning appeared alongside a previously reported cast that includes Natalie Gold, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Sarah Paulson and Corey Stoll.

Show Extends Due To Strong Sales

Due to strong ticket sales, Second Stage Theater’s production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, directed by Lila Neugebauer, has extended three weeks and will now run through Sunday, March 3, 2024.

The show started previews November 29th 2023, officially opened on Monday, December 18th, 2023 at Second Stage’s Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).

Rare Commercial Transfer For Non-Profit Show

Appropriate initially appeared on Broadway as a limited engagement at the not-for-profit Second Stage’s Hayes Theater. Ticket sales were strong and the show extended for an extra three weeks and was scheduled to close March 3rd, 2024. The producers then announced the play would extend again, but this time at a new theatre and in a commercial context as opposed to a non-profit.

Show Extending Again and Transferring to Belasco Theatre

The initial show will end at the Hayes Theater on March 3rd, 2024 and will then make a commercial transfer to the Belasco Theatre. The show in the new location is set to begin performances on March 25, 2024 and then continue performances through June 23, 2024.

Most of the Cast Moving With Show

The majority of the Broadway cast of the initial run (including the lead actor Sarah Paulson) are moving with the show. Elle Fanning will not reprise her performance as River for the transfer. This was Elle Fanning's first Broadway show and it was not well received. Fanning's role as River Rayner has been filled by Ella Beatty for the remainder of the run, who will also make her Broadway debut in the role.

Theatre Transfer Causes Ticket Confusion

With the show moving from one theatre to another, this means that the show must also switch the official ticketing partner - to the one that the new theatre landlord approves.

All tickets for Appropriate shows through March 3rd, 2024 must be purchased from 2nd Stage, which is the official ticketer for the Helen Hayes Theatre. All tickets for shows after March 25, 2024 must be purchased through Telecharge, which is the official ticketer for the Belasco Theatre.

Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre

240 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 597
Entrance: 44th street between 7th and 8th avenue
Theatre Information

Helen Hayes Theatre Seating Chart

Appropriate (2023) Marquee

Appropriate (2023) Marquee

Cast Members

Toni Lafayette
Sarah Paulson
Franz Lafayette
Corey Stoll
Rachael Kramer-Lafayette
Natalie Gold
Cassidy Kramer-Lafayette
Alyssa Emily Marvin
River Rayner
Elle Fanning
Rhys Thurston
Graham Campbell
Bo Lafayette
Corey Stoll
Ainsley Kramer-Lafayette
Lincoln Cohen
Ainsley Kramer-Lafayette
Everett Sobers


Ambassador Theatre Group

Second Stage Theater

Amanda Dubois

Annapurna Theatre

Bad Robot Live


Kristin Caskey

Mike Isaacson

Bee Carrozzini

Creative Team

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Lila Neugebauer