Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune opened on Broadway to RAVE REVIEWS:

New York Times Critic’s Pick

  • “Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon star in a touching revival of Terrence McNally’s play about first and last chances.” The New York Times
  • “Audra McDonald proves again why she is her generation’s finest actors.” The Wrap
  • “Superb. As hilarious as it is touching.” The Hollywood Reporter
  • “A deeply moving tapestry of comic fluster, raw hurt and pulsing erotic heat.” Observer 
  • “Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon’s chemistry burns up the stage.” The Daily Beast

Four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally’s acclaimed two-hander Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is returning to Broadway. Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will star alongside Tony nominee Michael Shannon in the new production directed by Obie winner Arin Arbus in her Broadway debut. 

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune centers on a lonely waitress (McDonald) and a short order cook (Shannon) whose first date turns into a one-night stand. As the evening unfolds, they begin to slowly reveal themselves and take steps toward the start of a new relationship.

Wendy Federman & Audra McDonald

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune first appeared off-Broadway in a 1987 production directed by Paul Benedict and starring F. Murray Abraham and Kathy Bates. A 2002 Broadway premiere, helmed by Joe Mantello, starred Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco. Garry Marshall directed a 1991 film adaptation titled Frankie and Johnny, featuring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The new production will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. It is slated to play a 16-week limited engagement.

Preview performances will begin on May 4, 2019, and an official opening night on May 30, 2019 at The Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street, NYC. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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