Twenty-five $25 tickets will be available for the general public to join the opening celebration of the new Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm in honor of Terrence McNally’s 25 productions on Broadway.
Tickets for the May 29 opening celebration will be available to purchase starting at 12:01am on Monday, May 27 through Tuesday, May 28 at 11:59pm at FrankieAndJohnnyBroadway.com or Telecharge.com(212.239.6200), or at the Broadhurst Theatre box office (235 West 44th Street).
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune opens officially on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway. The strictly limited 16-week engagement concludes on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
The new Broadway production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune stars Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Audra McDonald and Tony & Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon; is directed by Obie Award winner Arin Arbus; and produced by Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy.
Four-time Tony Award winner, and recipient of a 2019 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Terrence McNally has had his work produced on Broadway 25 times since 1965, including: Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (2019, 2002), Anastasia (2017), Mothers and Sons (2014), Master Class (2011, 1995), Ragtime (2009, 1998), The Ritz (2007, 1983, 1975), The Full Monty (2000), Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), The Rink (1984) and And Things That Go Bump in the Night (1965).
Director Arin Arbus, in her Broadway debut, directs this portrait of a lonely waitress and a short order cook whose first date turns into a one-night stand – and maybe more.
Originally produced more than 30 years ago Off-Broadway, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is one of McNally’s most acclaimed plays and will appear on Broadway as the playwright celebrates his 80thbirthday. The play was a runaway hit from 1987 to 1989, returned to Broadway in a highly praised production in 2002 and was also turned into a feature film.
Playwright Terrence McNally will receive the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre during the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden on Sunday, June 9, 2019.