On the heels of a Broadway run at the Hudson Theatre, “Just for Us,” the solo show created by and starring comedian Alex Edelman, has begun a national tour. The multi-city engagement began at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre from Oct. 26-28.
Further stops on the tour will include the Mark Taper Forum at Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group (Nov. 10-26), Boston’s Colonial Theatre (Dec. 15-17), California’s Berkeley Repertory Theatre (Jan. 9-21, 2024), Detroit’s Fisher Theatre (Feb. 10, 2024) and Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre (Feb. 15-25, 2024).
In “Just for Us,” Edelman recounts his real-life experience when, after becoming the target of online anti-Semitism, he decides to go straight to the source and attend a meeting of white nationalists in Queens. The play is directed by Adam Brace.
The Broadway run began previews on June 22 and opened on June 26 at the Hudson Theatre; the production concluded its limited engagement on Aug. 19. Prior to Broadway, “Just for Us” was seen Off-Broadway and in additional U.S. venues.
“I’ve been lucky enough to take ‘Just for Us’ all around the world, and so it’s thrilling to bring it to new audiences across America,” said Edelman in a statement. “Adam Brace liked to say that the show was an 85-minute wrestling match with a single question: ‘What is our place in the world?’ And that conversation — and the ones that go along with it as we consider identity and anti-Semitism — have never seemed more relevant. It’s important to me to continue those conversations, and I’m looking forward to doing it with new audiences, in new cities.”