Tony-Winning Play 'The Humans' to Close on Broadway

Courtesy of Joan Marcus
'The Humans'

The show will play its final performance on Jan. 15 and kick off a national tour in November 2017.

The Humans is set to close on Broadway.

The Tony-winning play by Stephen Karam has scheduled its final performance for Jan. 15, 2017, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, lead producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller confirmed Thursday.

The production will then kick off a national tour in November 2017, beginning at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Casting for the road company has not been announced yet.

Set during the Thanksgiving gathering of a Pennsylvania family in their daughter's Manhattan apartment, the play is a humorous, compassionate look at the anxieties of a slipping middle-class America.

Directed by Joe Mantello, the production originally opened off-Broadway in a Roundabout Theatre Company run in October 2015, garnering rave reviews and landing on the best-of-2015 lists of several publications, including The Hollywood Reporter. The show officially opened on Broadway the following February and picked up four Tony Awards: best play, featured actor Reed Birney, featured actress Jayne Houdyshell and scenic design.

The Broadway production has grossed $20.2 million to date, recouping its initial investment of $3.8 million in early September. In addition to Birney and Houdyshell, the ensemble of The Humans also includes Cassie Beck, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele.

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