Six Degrees of Separation

Previews begin on April 5, 2017 and opening night is set for April 25 at the Barrymore Theatre - 15 Weeks Only

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The Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation will star seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (“Mom,” The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, “Manhattan”) as Flan, and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, “24: Legacy”) as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant OtherPunk Rock), the production will begin previews on Wednesday, April 5 before opening at the Barrymore Theatre on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 for a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16.

The design team will include Mark Wendland (sets), Ben Stanton (lighting), and Darron L West (sound).

Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Inspired by a true story, the play follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul (Hawkins), who insinuates himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, Ouisa and Flan Kittredge (Janney and Hickey), saying he knows their son at college. Claiming he’s the son of actor Sidney Poitier, Paul tells them he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul's intelligence (and the possibility of appearing in his father’s new movie), the Kittredges invite him to stay overnight. After finding him in bed with a hustler, their picture of Paul changes, and Ouisa and Flan turn detective trying to piece together the connections that gave him access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul's cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory as his lies begin to catch up with him.

John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation premiered off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on May 16, 1990 before moving to the Vivian Beaumont Theater on November 8, 1990. The play received the 1991 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play, an Obie award for the playwright, and the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

The Broadway revival is produced by Stuart Thompson and Tim Levy.