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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune to Offer $25 Tickets to Previews

Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon star in the new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's play.

Audra McDonald (left) and Michael Shannon (right) will star in a new production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, written by Terrence McNally (center left) and directed by Arin Arbus (center right).
(© David Gordon)

On Saturday, May 4 only, the new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will offer 25 tickets for $25 each to each of the 25 preview performances May 4-28 in honor of McNally's 25 productions on Broadway. The tickets will be available either online or at the Broadhurst Theatre box office.

The production stars six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Tony and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with direction by Arin Arbus. The two-character play offers a "portrait of a lonely waitress and a short order cook whose first date turns into a one-night stand — and maybe more." The play first ran off-Broadway from 1987-89, and came to Broadway in 2002 in a production that starred Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci. It was also turned into a feature film in 1991.

The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Nevin Steinberg (sound), J. Jared Janas (hair, wig and makeup), and Claire Warden (intimacy and fight director).

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune opens officially on Thursday, May 30, and will have a strictly limited 16-week engagement concluding on Sunday, August 25.

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.

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