Life of Pi announced today that it’ll close on Broadway next month. The play, which recently won three Tony Awards, will play its final performance at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Sunday, July 23, 2023.
Olivier Award-winner Hiran Abeysekera will play his final performance as Pi Patel on Sunday, July 9th. Cast member Uma Paranjpe will be playing the role of Pi beginning Tuesday, July 11th. Paranjpe’s Pi is portrayed as female with a gender-flipped version of Lolita Chakrabarti’s original script.
A North American tour of Life of Piis scheduled to launch in fall of 2024. Locations and specific dates will be announced at a later date.
The Broadway production of Life of Pi features Brian Thomas Abraham as Cook/Voice of Richard Parker, Rajesh Bose as Father, Avery Glymph as Father Martin/Russian Sailor/Admiral Jackson, Mahira Kakkar as Nurse/Amma/Orange Juice, Kirstin Louie as Lulu Chen, Salma Qarnain as Mrs. Biology Kumar/Zaida Khan, Sathya Sridharan as Mamaji/Pandit-Ji, Daisuke Tsuji as Mr. Okamoto/Captain, Sonya Venugopal as Rani, with Nikki Calonge, Shiloh Goodin, Jon Hoche, Rowan Ian Seamus Magee, Jonathan David Martin, Betsy Rosen, Celia Mei Rubin, and Andrew Wilson as Royal Bengal tiger Richard Parker. Oge Agulué, Mahnaz Damania, Taha Mandviwala, Usman Ali Mughal, and David Shih round out the cast with Sonya Venugopal as the Pi understudy.
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