About The Humans
Stephen Karam’s “The Humans” is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking 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. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this new American classic that won the 2016 Tony Award® for Best Play.
Recommended for ages 13 and up for mature themes. Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.
Center Theatre Group at Ahmanson Theatre
135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed, with humor and compassion, in this 2016 Tony Award® Winner for Best Play.
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Cheap Broadway Tickets Can Be a Matter of Luck, Timing and Apps
SAM PARKER’S smile was so big, he looked as if he’d just won the lottery. Which he had: to “Hamilton,” the hottest show on Broadway.
Mr. Parker, a young actor who said he wouldn’t be able to afford a regularly priced ticket, lucked out at a recent lottery drawing for 21 front-row seats ($10) and eight standing-room spots ($40) to “Hamilton,” a hip-hop musical about the founding fathers and one of the most elusive tickets. He was among some 350 people who entered the lottery, held under the marquee at the Richard Rodgers Theater.
In snagging a $10 ticket to see the show, he is one of the fortunate audience members who realize that cheap seats remain possible to find — if you have time before a show to pop an entry in a bucket or, increasingly, hit send on your phone.
Broadway lotteries that offer deeply discounted tickets have blossomed since 1996, when “Rent” made some $20 seats at the Nederlander Theater available for every performance. (It started as a first-come, first-served offer but evolved into a lottery.)
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Some new shows, like “Hamilton” and “Spring Awakening,” turn their live drawings for tickets — which go for well over $100 apiece — into full-fledged events. Long-running hits like “The Book of Mormon” and “Wicked” continue to be draws.
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“As soon as the show ends, who jumps up first? Those first two rows,” said Kevin McCollum, a “Rent” producer who’s currently represented on Broadway with “Something Rotten!” and “Hand to God.”
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