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The Nap Prepares to Snooker Broadway on Opening Night

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the US debut of Richard Bean's ensemble comedy.

The cast of Richard Bean's new comedy The Nap, opening tonight on Broadway.
(© Joan Marcus)

Richard Bean's The Nap celebrates its Broadway opening tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, where the show began preview performances September 5.

The new comedy is set in the world of snooker, the British version of pool. Dylan Spokes (Ben Schnetzer), a fast-rising young star, arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan's forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters that include his ex-convict dad (John Ellison Conlee), saucy mum (Johanna Day), quick-tongued manager (Max Gordon Moore), and a renowned gangster (Alexandra Billings) to boot.

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the cast also features Ahmed Aly Elsayed, Ethan Hova, Heather Lind, Bhavesh Patel, and Thomas Jay Ryan.