The Piano Lesson (Broadway, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 2022) | Playbill

The Piano Lesson


August Wilson’s seminal, Pulitzer Prize®-winning drama The Piano Lesson will return to Broadway, marking the first Broadway revival in more than 30 years since the play’s Main Stem premiere in 1990. Directed by Tony Award® nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson, who is making her Broadway directorial debut and will be the first woman to ever direct an August Wilson play on Broadway, this production will star Samuel L. Jackson as Doaker Charles, John David Washington as Boy Willie, and Danielle Brooks as Berniece.


A battle is brewing in the Charles household. At the center lies the family’s prized heirloom piano. On one side, a brother plans to build the family fortune by selling it. On the other, a sister will go to any length to keep it and preserve the family history. Only their uncle stands in between. But even he can’t hold back the ghosts of the past.

November 29–December 18: Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @2pm and 8pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm

December 20–25: Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @2pm and 8pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @8pm

December 26–January 1: Monday @2pm and 8pm, Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday @2pm and 8pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm

  • Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission
  • playwright: August Wilson
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(as of Nov 27, 2022) Total Current Gross: $8,444,234.68 Highest Weekly Gross: $985,286.04 (Week Ending Nov 13, 2022)   Average Ticket Price: $122.52 Average % Capacity: 83.75%


Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Nov 27, 2022 27 $832,165.54 -$128,902.41 $126.24 $297.00 6,592 1,043 8 0 79.00% -10.69%
Nov 20, 2022 26 $961,067.95 -$24,218.09 $128.42 $297.00 7,484 1,043 8 0 89.69% -2.47%
Nov 13, 2022 25 $985,286.04 $93,335.69 $128.13 $297.00 7,690 1,043 8 0 92.16% 4.83%
Nov 6, 2022 24 $891,950.35 -$26,797.95 $122.40 $297.00 7,287 1,043 8 0 87.33% 1.99%

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