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Stephen Karam's The Humans Becomes a Broadway Hit

The Tony-winning drama has recouped its investment.

Reed Birney, Sarah Steele, Jayne Houdyshell, and Arian Moayed in The Humans, now playing at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
(© Brigitte Lacombe)

Stephen Karam's The Humans, the 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play, has officially become a Broadway hit. The production has recouped its investment, including the cost of its recent move from the Helen Hayes to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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.

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