Dave Chappelle Is Making His Broadway Debut (Yes, Really)

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Dave Chappelle as the Broadway event of the summer? You better believe it.

The iconic comedian has set his Broadway debut, playing a five-show engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, running July 9–13. “Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway” will be produced by Live Nation, the Araca Group, and EBG, as part of their ongoing Broadway residency program.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public June 21 (Chappelle’s shows generally sell out within minutes); further, those who are lucky enough to snag a seat will be required to place their phones in locked pouches for the duration of the event so as to ensure no recording can take place.

Other notable news from the rialto this week: In the first of what’s commonly referred to as a “post-Tonys bloodbath” (wherein shows that failed to score trophies announce closings), Broadway’s “Gary: The Sequel to Titus Andronicus” has announced that it will close sooner than anticipated on June 23.

READ: Nathan Lane Talks Living + Dying Onstage

The Nathan Lane–starrer from Taylor Mac was nominated for best play and additionally scored nods for both of its featured actresses, however, it went home empty-handed from the June 9 ceremony and had been selling minimally prior.

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Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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