Last week to catch the comedy Clyde's on Broadway; all remaining performances to be simulcast
This is the last week to catch one of the most acclaimed new plays on Broadway this season -- the comedy Clyde's, and even if you can't make it to the theatre, there's still a way to see the show as it's performed live in front of an audience.
The laughs in "Clyde's" are served up from a truck stop. A belittling boss played by Uzo Aduba and a staff of formerly incarcerated sandwich makers, including the kitchen's elder statesmen played by Ron Cephas Jones, trying to find their way in life.
Clyde's is performed at the Hayes Theatre, and while this may be Broadway's smallest venue, the kitchen door is opening wider. All remaining performances will also be simulcast.
But as the Omicron surge hurt Broadway ticket sales, actor Reza Salazar came to see simulcasting as a good way for Clyde's to expand its audience.
“We were sort of looking at each other going this is kind of a blessing in disguise,” says Salazar.
Simulcasting of a Broadway performance is almost unheard of. Clyde's simulcasting of its final two weeks for a limited number of ticket buyers was made possible by special agreement with Broadway unions. Director Kate Whoriskey hopes this won't be the last show to do so.
“It's a really beautiful way of inviting people who can't make it, and if we really do our jobs and really find the communities, we're going to invite in and bring them into the shows it would be wonderful,” says Whoriskey.
The play is scheduled to end its limited run on Sunday.
Tickets to Clyde's, which is a production of Second Stage Theater, are available for both in person and the simulcast through Sunday.