About This Show

Executive Director, Crystal Field

Ad & Ned
A new play by Charlotte Smart
Directed by Michael Luggio
January 5, 6, 7, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Tickets $18, Seniors/Students $15 – Box Office (212) 254-1109
Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th & 10th Street)
Ad & Ned is a historically rooted love story, exploring the relationship between actor Edwin Booth and critic turned Grant biographer Adam Badeau. Drawn from the private collection of a decades long correspondence, Ad & Ned traces the lives of two men at a time when their intimate truths went unspoken in 19th Century America. Through marriages, war, and the infamous assassination of a president, we watch a love unfold and transform their lives.
From the Playwright:
In the wake of trauma–national and personal–love does prevail. I do not examine the “overcoming” of tragedy. It is a story about a famous actor overshadowed by notoriety and a less famous writer avoiding it. More significantly, it is a play about how, with time, we return to
our memories to remember why we love.
Ad & Ned premiered in 2021 and was nominated for ‘Best Play’ at the New York Theatre Festival Fall/Winterfest.
Kenneth Andrew
Eric Rosenblatt
Rushi Birudala
Samantha Gorjanc
Michael Zeniuch
For more, visit michaelluggio.com
COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: January 5, 2023 Final Performance: January 7, 2023
Location: Theater for the New City, New York City

155 First Avenue,

New York,


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