The Nap on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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The Nap Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play
  • The Nap is 125 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: September 4, 2018
  • Show Opened : September 27, 2018
  • Show Closed: November 11, 2018

The Nap centers on the world of snooker, the British version of billiards. Dylan Spokes is the young, fast-rising star of the snooker world. Before a pivotal tournament, Dylan is warned of the consequences of match fixing and he is thrown into the dirty underbelly of the sport with a few laughs to boot.

The Nap on Broadway Background

The Nap made its world premiere in Sheffield, England in March 2016. The show was written by Olivier nominee Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors).

The star-studded cast features Alexandra Billings, one of the first openly transgender women to play a transgender character on television, in her Broadway debut. Billings is best known for her role in Amazon's "Transparent." Dylan is played by Ben Schnetzer (Sticks and Bones). Ahmed Aly Elsayed, four-time U.S. National Snooker Champion also joins the cast. The talented cast also includes two-time Tony nominee Johanna Day (Proof, Sweat), Tony nominee John Ellison Conlee (The Constant Wife, The Full Monty), Heather Lind (The Merchant of Venice), Max Gordon Moore (Saint Joan), Bhavesh Patel (Present Laughter) and Thomas Jay Ryan (In the Next Room).

The Nap features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Justin Townsend, and sound design by Lindsay Jones. Daniel Sullivan provides direction for the play.

What's The Nap Like?

The Nap may be a misleading title for American audiences unfamiliar with snooker lingo. The nap refers to the direction of the surface fibers of a snooker table. When you run your hand in one direction it will be smooth, rub it in the other and it will be rough. That is the nap; similar to the concept of going with or against the grain.

In this light-hearted show Dylan must decide if he is going to go with or against his own morals of fair play. Dylan dreams of winning the World Championship and must decide if his dream is worth jeopardizing his honor. There are several eccentric characters pressuring him to make underhand deals to guarantee his victory including his ex-convict father, sassy alcoholic mother, witty manager, and an infamous gangster. The plot focuses on this group’s combined attempt to have Dylan tank a frame and fix the match, but the smart dialogue and colorful characters steal the show.

Is The Nap Good for Kids?

Despite its lighthearted format, The Nap is not the best fit for younger children due to its adult content

Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 650
Entrance: 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

The Nap Marquee

The Nap Marquee

Cast Members

Waxy Bush
Alexandra Billings
Bobby Spokes
John Ellison Conlee
Johanna Day
Duncan Ferryman/Danny Carr
Ahmed Aly Elsayed
Heather Lind
Tony Danlino/MC/Commentator
Max Gordon Moore
Mohammad Butt
Bhavesh Patel
Danny Killeen
Thomas Jay Ryan
Dylan Spokes
Ben Schnetzer


Manhattan Theatre Club

Production Credits

Richard Bean
Daniel Sullivan
Scenic Designer
David Rockwell
Costume Deisgner
Kaye Voyce
Lighting Designer
Justin Townsend
Lindsay Jones

Creative Team

General Manager
Florie Seery at Manhattan Theatre Club
Casting Director
Nancy Piccione at Manhattan Theatre Club + Caparelliotis Casting
Advertising Representative
Serino Coyne
Company Manager
Robert Carroll at Manhattan Theatre Club
Press Agent