If laughter is what you are seeking this summer, then look no further than the Live on Broadway series in July. Comedian and actor Dave Chappelle will make his Broadway debut for five performances only, lighting up the stage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. One of our nation’s most beloved, revered, and celebrated comics of the touring circuit, Chappelle will bring his signature wit to the Great White Way from July 9 through July 13, a strictly limited engagement.
“Chappelle, whose award-winning comedy is trademarked by his sharp and irreverent social commentary, explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics, and fame. In 2017, he released four highly anticipated specials on Netflix: “The Art of Spin,” “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “Equanimity and The Bird Revelations.” All four specials were delivered on vinyl as double-feature albums and received Grammy Awards® for Best Comedy Album in 2018 and 2019. Pollstar awarded Chappelle with Comedy Tour of The Year in 2014 and 2018 and he captured his second Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special with Equanimity in 2018.”
Producers have announced that the Dave Chappelle – Live On Broadway event will remain a carefully guarded performance. No recording devices will be allowed in the theatre, and anyone with a cell phone will be required to keep it in a locked pouch for the duration of the show. Additionally, anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected. All material performed is copyright protected by Pilot Boy Productions, Inc./Dave Chappelle and may not be reproduced in any form.
Chappelle’s shows around the country have traditionally sold out quickly, and the same is anticipated for his Broadway run. On Tuesday, June 18 tickets for the Broadway engagement will be sold via Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale, to those who have registered and received a unique Access Code. Ticketmaster Verified Fan is a process that seeks to verify that ticket buyers are not bots or ticket scalpers.
Ticketmaster Verified Fan registration will open on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 1:00 PM ET and close on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 10:00 PM ET.
Dave Chappelle on Broadway is presented by Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.