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Celebrate NYT Critic's Pick Pass Over's Journey To Broadway Now In Previews!

August 9th, 2021 by

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Celebrate NYT Critic's Pick Pass Over's Journey To Broadway…

Photo by Joan Marcus

Broadway is back, theatre fans!

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, the curtain rose at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre to the first play since the shutdown in March 2020, Pass Over.

Pass Over marks the Broadway playwrighting debut for Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu. The cast is comprised of three stars - Jon Michael Hill, Namir Smallwood and Gabriel Ebert as Moses, Kitch and Mister/Ossifer respectively. The show synopsis shares that Moses and Kitch dream of their promised land illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out.

The show's first preview was an evening to remember and thank goodness so much of it was documented and shared with those across the world. We're highlighting some of these milestone moments below!

Cast Rehearsals

Namir Smallwood, Gabriel Ebert and Jon Michael Hill gather for a quick snap during the rehearsal process before arriving on Broadway.

Putting Up The Marquee

It's an exciting day on Broadway when the marquee of a brand new show gets placed on one of Broadway's beloved theatres.

Pass Over Stage Manager Cody Renard Richard's Pre-Show Announcement

Did we tear up and/or get goosebumps during the thrilling reaction to this announcement? We sure did! First Broadway play back!

First Broadway Bow

The excitement, the joy, there's nothing like a live Broadway audience.

Critics Pick NYT

Yes, the show is a The New York Times Critics' Pick

Montage of First Preview

In addition to the celebration of having Broadway's first play begin previews, the party continued out onto the street with a block party outside of the theater.

The New York Times

Namir Smallwood and Jon Michael Hill spoke with The New York Times about how they hope the play will impact audiences.

Broadway is Back

Don't miss this first play back on Broadway until October 10, 2021 at the August Wilson Theatre.