2016 Tony Winner The Humans to Move Broadway Houses
Tony winners Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell star in Stephen Karam's drama.
The 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play, Stephen Karam's The Humans, will move to a different Broadway venue this summer. It will end its run at the Helen Hayes Theatre on July 24, and will reopen two weeks later on August 9 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. The Hayes is set to undergo significant renovations beginning in August.
Also the recipient of 2016 Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, The Humans follows Erik (played by 2016 Tony winner Reed Birney), who has broken with tradition and brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls, family tensions reach a peak, and the heart and horrors of the clan are exposed. The company also includes 2016 Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell, Cassie Beck, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed, and Sarah Steele.
Joe Mantello directs the production, which features a creative team made up of David Zinn (sets), Sarah Laux (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting), and Fitz Patton (sound). The production had its New York premiere off-Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre in 2015.