The national tour of the Tony-winning Stephen Karam play The Humans kicks off November 17 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre's Bagley Wright Theatre.
The cast features Tony nominee Richard Thomas as Erik, Pamela Reed as Deirdre, Tony winner Daisy Eagan as Brigid, Lauren Klein as Momo, Therese Plaehn as Aimee, and Luis Vega as Richard.
Set over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving, The Humans concerns Erik Blake, who has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. Set in real-time over the course of 90 minutes, the play follows the family as they navigate their fears and follies in the pre-war duplex.
The tour features the entire creative team from the Broadway production, led by Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello and including Tony Award-winning scenic designer David Zinn, costume designer Sarah Laux, lighting designer Justin Townsend, and sound designer Fitz Patton.
The touring itinerary follows:
November 17-December 17 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre in Seattle, Washington
January 9-28, 2018, at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
January 30-February 11 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, Illinois
February 13-18 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 6-11 at the Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, New York
March 13-25 at the Shubert Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts
April 3-8 at the Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa
April 10-29 at the Palace Theatre in Cleveland Ohio
May 1-6 at the Knight Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina
May 8-20 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas
May 29-June 3 at the ASU Gammage in Tempe, Arizona
June 5-17 at The Orpheum in San Francisco, California
June 19-July 29 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California
After transferring from Off-Broadway's Laura Pels Theatre, the Broadway production began performances January 24, 2016, and officially opened February 18 at the Helen Hayes Theatre. After winning the Tony Award for Best Play, the limited engagement was extended and moved, on August 9, to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. At the time of its closing, The Humans had played 502 performances in New York.
The Humans is the recipient of four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Play (Author, Stephen Karam), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Jayne Houdyshell), Best Featured Actor in a Play (Reed Birney), and Best Scenic Design of a Play (David Zinn). In 2016, The Humans was named the Best Play of the Year by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, and the Drama League. The Obie Awards honored Stephen Karam with a 2016 Award for Playwriting and Jayne Houdyshell with a 2016 Award for Performance.
The Humans is produced by Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, Fox Theatricals, James L. Nederlander, Roy Furman, Jon B. Platt, Eli Bush, The John Gore Organization, Jack Lane, Barbara Whitman, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Sonia Friedman, Amanda Lipitz, Peter May, Stephanie P. McClelland, The Shubert Organization, Diana DiMenna. Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson serve as executive producers.