The Humans – The Agony of the American Middle Class

The Humans on Broadway, NYC

A New American Classic

The Humansa family’s Thanksgiving gathering in Manhattan turns into a tense and terrifying evening in this critically acclaimed new American classic.

From the Producers

The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare.

Off-Broadway Transfer from Roundabout

The Humans arrives on Broadway following the Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically-lauded off-Broadway run.

The Humans “Therapy”


Author: Stephen Karam
Director: Joe Mantello

What / Where

Ticket prices currently range from $37.00 to $143.00.

The Humans plays at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre at 236 West 45th Street.

Running time: 1 hrs 30 mins

OK for kids 11 and over.

A New Journey from Author Stephen Karam

Stephen Karam’s play Sons of the Prophet was produced in 2011 at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre. The play was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Play. The Humans had its first production at Chicago’s American Theater Company, where it opened to critical acclaim.


Tickets are currently on sale through January 15, 2017.  Get tickets to The Humans now!

Monday: Dark
Tuesday: 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 PM
Saturday: 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday: 3:00 PM


2016 Tony Awards

Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Reed Birney), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Jayne Houdyshell), Best Scenic Design of a Play.

2016 Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Play, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play, Special Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble.

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award

Outstanding New Broadway Play.

Critic’s Review from the Associated Press

Powerful… with a terrific cast…the script crackles with forced joy and sadness and Mantello directs with a flair for both family dynamics and a comfort with a sort of Edgar Allan Poe macabre. [The] cast manage to add that necessary level of pathos, deep familial love and humanity to a stirring play.

Original Off-Broadway Cast

The original off-Broadway cast transfers to Broadway, including Cassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed and Sarah Steele.  Tony-winner Joe Mantello (Wicked, Take Me Out), directs.

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