|PASS OVER To Begin Previews on August 4 at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre, Starring Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood & Gabriel Ebert|
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|PERFORMANCES BEGIN AUGUST 4th, 2021
AT BROADWAY’S AUGUST WILSON THEATRE
By ANTOINETTE CHINONYE NWANDU
Directed by DANYA TAYMOR
REUNITING THE FULL ORIGINAL CAST
FROM THE LINCOLN CENTER THEATER PRODUCTION
Tony Award Nominee
JON MICHAEL HILL
Jeff Award Nominee
Tony Award Winner
OPENING NIGHT IS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2021
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH SUNDAY OCTOBER 10, 2021
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY JUNE 4, 2021
“Searing, daring, blazingly theatrical and thrillingly tense.”
Jesse Green, The New York Times
(June 1, 2021 – New York, NY) The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed, award-winning play PASS OVER, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor (“Daddy,” Heroes of the Fourth Turning) will begin performances August 4th, 2021, at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd Street, New York, NY), with opening night scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2021.
PASS OVER will feature the full original cast from the Lincoln Center Theater production: Tony Award nominee Jon Michael Hill (Superior Donuts, “Elementary”), Jeff Award nominee Namir Smallwood (Pipeline, BLKS) in his Broadway debut, and Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert (Matilda, 4000 Miles). PASS OVER will also mark the Broadway debuts of both Nwandu and Taymor.
Tickets for PASS OVER will go on sale this Friday, June 4, 2021, at 10am ET, and will be available to purchase through SeatGeek.com
Information regarding tickets for Lincoln Center Theater Members and LincTix is available at LCT.org/PassOver
PASS OVER will be produced on Broadway by Matt Ross, Jujamcyn Theaters, Lincoln Center Theater, Concord Theatricals, Renee Montgomery, Blair Underwood, Madeleine Foster Bersin, Imagine Equal Entertainment, Austin & Maral Moldow, and Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu.
PASS OVER is Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s “masterful” (Afira Akbar, The Guardian) new play, drawing inspiration from Waiting for Godot and the Exodus story, placed on a city street corner. Moses and Kitch stand around – talking shit, passing the time, and hoping that maybe today will be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space and disrupts their plans. Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy over its 85 minutes, PASS OVER crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out.
The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 (Andre Bishop, Producing Artistic Director/Evan Cabnet, Artistic Director LCT3) New York premiere of PASS OVER opened at the Claire Tow Theater where it had an acclaimed, sold-out, and extended run and received the 2019 Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. The world premiere was produced and presented at Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director and David Schmitz, Managing Director). A filmed version of Taymor’s Jeff Award-winning Steppenwolf production, directed by Spike Lee, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and at SXSW.
The production reunites the full design team from the Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production, with set design by Wilson Chin (Cost of Living, Wild Goose Dreams), costume design by Sarafina Bush (Plot Points in Our Sexual Development, Heroes of the Fourth Turning), lighting design by Marcus Doshi (Linda Vista) and sound design by Obie and Grammy Award winner Justin Ellington (Pipeline, Heroes of the Fourth Turning). Casting is by Erica A. Hart, Camille Hickman and Daniel Swee.
Broadway is committed to providing healthy and safe facilities for audiences, performers, and staff. Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of performance, protocols may include mask enforcement, increased cleaning and ventilation/filtration enhancements, vaccination or negative test verification, and more as developed by the theater owners in conjunction with the State and will clearly be communicated to patrons prior to the performance.
The producers wish to thank the Governor’s office for their support and guidance in reopening Broadway and New York.
The performance schedule for PASS OVER is as follows:
August 4th through September 5th:
Tuesday at 8pm; Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm; Thursday at 8pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm. *Exceptions: there will be no 2pm performance on Wednesday August 4th or Wednesday August 11th.
Beginning September 7th:
Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday at 2pm & 7pm; Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm; Sunday at 3pm. *Exceptions: there will be no 2pm performance on Wednesday September 29th. There will be an added performance on Thursday September 30th at 2pm. The curtain time for the opening night performance on Sunday September 12 will be announced at a later date.
Additional praise for PASS OVER:
“A fascinating, daring bit of must-see theater.” – Nadine Matthews, The New York Amsterdam News
“A powerfully imaginative drama…there's no denying that the work packs a powerful punch, one that's fully realized in this production, superbly staged by Danya Taymor.” – Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“An intimate political play that grapples with epic themes and is likely to leave you shaken.” - Raven Snook, Time Out New York
“Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over — a provocative, inflammatory, exquisitely written work — is a new masterpiece of modern drama.” Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania
“The most viscerally unsettling and provocative play I have ever seen on stage…Ms. Nwandu’s text bristles, snaps, and pops…giving voice to these black men, ensuring we see and hear them. It’s powerful and potent stuff.” – Rob Russo, Stage Left
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
FACEBOOK: @Pass Over on Broadway
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JON MICHAEL HILL is currently shooting a recurring role in AMC’s upcoming courtroom drama, “61st Street” produced by BAFTA winner Peter Moffat and Michael B. Jordan. He most recently guest starred on “The Good Fight” on CBS All Access. Recent film credits include Steve McQueen’s Widows. He also starred in the Spike Lee-directed Amazon Prime Video production of Pass Over, a role he originated at Steppenwolf Theatre, and reprised at Lincoln Center, for which he was nominated for a 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play.
Hill is best known to television audiences as series regular Det. Marcus Bell in CBS’s “Elementary,” and as Det. Washington in ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7.” He recurred as Darnell in the HBO series “Eastbound and Down.” Film credits include In the Radiant City and No Pay Nudity.
Jon was nominated for a Tony Award in his Broadway debut in Superior Donuts. Off-Broadway, Jon played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare in the Park for The Public Theater. Jon is on the Board of Trustees of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. An ensemble member since 2007, Jon has appeared in numerous Steppenwolf productions.
NAMIR SMALLWOOD is recurring in the upcoming Showtime limited series “American Rust” opposite Jeff Daniels and plays the leading role in award-winning director Alex Thompson’s next indie feature, Rounding. No stranger to New York and Chicago theater, Smallwood has appeared in numerous productions such as True West opposite Jon Michael Hill and Bug opposite Carrie Coon (both of which resulted in a Jeff Award nomination), and Pass Over and Pipeline at Lincoln Center, which garnered him a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play. A Newark, New Jersey native, Namir earned a BFA from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program and is an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
GABRIEL EBERT won a Tony Award for his portrayal of ‘Mr. Wormwood’ in Matilda The Musical. Other stage appearances include Casa Valentina, Thérèse Raquin, Brief Encounter, and 4000 Miles. Later this year, he will be seen in a recurring role in the Apple TV+ series “Dickinson.” Other film and television include “Mr. Mercedes,” News of the World, “The Mandalorian,” and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
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