Due to overwhelming demand, the Broadway productions of Is This A Room and Dana H. will no longer close on the previously announced date of Sunday, November 14, and will instead play two additional weeks at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. The announcement was made Wednesday night, live from the stage of the Lyceum Theatre in front of the sold-out crowd for that evening’s performance of Is This A Room.
Is This A Room will now play through Saturday, November 27 at 2 p.m. Dana H. will now run through Sunday, November 28 at 3 p.m.
“We are completely overwhelmed by the response to our closing announcement,” said producers Sally Horchow, Dori Berinstein, and Matt Ross. “The shows have been playing to the packed houses they deserve and we are so happy to be able to keep this run going for another two weeks. We hope audiences will continue to come out and experience these two extraordinary plays for themselves.”
Is This A Room began previews on Broadway on September 24, 2021, and officially opened on October 11, 2021. Dana H. began previews on October 1, 2021, and officially opened on October 17, 2021. The two plays perform on a rotating schedule at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre.
The cast of Is This A Room stars Obie Award winner Emily Davis as Reality Winner, Becca Blackwell (Ramy) as Unknown Male, Will Cobbs (For Life) as Agent Taylor, and Pete Simpson (Gatz) as Agent Garrick. Duane Cooper (Solitary) and Katherine Romans (Men on Boats) serve as understudies.
The production reunites the full design team from the Vineyard Theatre production, with scenic design by Parker Lutz (Ghost Rings), costume design by Enver Chakartash (Straight White Men), lighting design by Thomas Dunn (The Little Dog Laughed), sound design by Lee Kinney (Daddy) and Sanae Yamada (Vive la Void), original music by Yamada, and puppet design by Amanda Villalobos (Amélie). Broadway casting is by Taylor Williams.
Is This A Room is the astonishingly true story of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old former Air Force intelligence specialist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of her interrogation – and from these pages, Tina Satter has wrought an extraordinary human drama between Reality (Emily Davis) and the agents who question her. In this theatrical thriller, Reality’s life is upended before our eyes, and we’re left questioning American values and the very nature of the truth.
Deirdre O’Connell reprises her Obie Award-winning performance for the Broadway production of Dana H. Jordan Baker (Suddenly, Last Summer) serves as Standby for the title role.
The production reunites the full creative team from the Vineyard Theatre production, with scenic design by Andrew Boyce (Plot Points in Our Sexual Development), costume design by Janice Pytel (Our Town), lighting design by Paul Toben (The Story of My Life), audio editing & sound design by Obie Award-winner Mikhail Fiksel (Cambodian Rock Band), and illusion & lip sync consultation by Steve Cuiffo (The Thin Place). Broadway casting is by Taylor Williams.
Dana H. tells the harrowing true story of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath, this groundbreaking work shatters the boundaries of the art form and challenges our understanding of good and evil.
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