Topdog/Underdog on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed
- Show Status: Closed
- Genre: Play
- Topdog/Underdog is 2 hours and 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Began: September 27, 2022
- Show Opened: October 20, 2022
- Show Closed: January 15, 2023
Haunted by the past and their obsession with a street con-game of three-card monte, two brothers come to learn the true nature of their past.
Topdog/Underdog on Broadway Background
Suzan-Lori Parks’ 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Topdog/Underdog returned to Broadway for a 20th Anniversary Production.
The 2022 production is now directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon and stars Tony Award-nominee Corey Hawkins and Emmy Award-winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen.
What’s Topdog/Underdog Like?
The brothers Lincoln and Booth are center-stage in this darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity. It tells the story of the two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, names given to them as a joke by their father.
Obsession With Three Card Monte
Haunted by the past and their obsession with the street con game, three-card monte, the brothers come to learn the true nature of their history.As the men struggle to make ends meet and figure out what they're going to do with their lives, their tense relationship begins to crumble after Lincoln loses his job and returns to hustling cards.
When he challenges Booth to take him on in a game three-card monte, the contest creates a volcanic atmosphere of rage, envy, and despair as the brothers spiral toward an act of violence that will destroy their fraternal ties forever.
Is Topdog/Underdog Good for Kids?
The show is not appropriate for children under 16 years old.
John Golden Theatre
New York, NY 10019
- Corey Hawkins
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Rashad V. Chambers
Debra Martin Chase
The Evil Shubert Organization
- Kenny Leon
- Scenic Design
- Arnulfo Maldonado
- Costume Design
- Dede Ayite,
- Lighting Design
- Allen Lee Hughes
- Sound Design
- Justin Ellington
- Suzan-Lori Parks