Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ drama “Appropriate” will have an added life. First mounted on Broadway as a limited engagement through March 3 at the not-for-profit Second Stage’s Hayes Theater, the play will now extend and make a commercial transfer to the Belasco Theatre. The extended run is set to begin performances on March 25 and continue through June 23. It will be produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, Amanda Dubois, Annapurna Theatre, Bad Robot Live, Runyonland, Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson and Bee Carrozzini, in association with Second Stage Theater.
The majority of the Broadway cast of the initial Second Stage run, led by Sarah Paulson in the lead role of Toni, will repeat their performances at the Belasco. That also includes Corey Stoll as Bo, Michael Esper as Franz, Natalie Gold as Rachael, Graham Campbell as Rhys and Alyssa Emily Marvin as Cassidy, with Lincoln Cohen and Everett Sobers alternating in the role of Ainsley.
Due to prior commitments, Elle Fanning will not reprise her performance as River for the transfer. A replacement for Fanning will be announced.
Lila Neugebauer directs the play, which follows the three Lafayette siblings who reunite to finalize the estate of their late father, on the land of a former plantation. Emotions swell as the family uncovers secrets about their deceased patriarch’s past.
“Appropriate” will mark the first Second Stage production to transfer from the Hayes (the company’s Broadway venue) to a commercial Broadway house in the same season. The producers leading the commercial endeavor were involved with the nonprofit mounting.
“We are thrilled that ‘Appropriate’ will continue its run on Broadway so more audiences can experience Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ audacious, thought-provoking and wildly entertaining play,” the producers told Broadway News in an exclusive statement. “With Lila Neugebauer’s definitive staging and the incredible performances of this fearless cast, ‘Appropriate’ has become one of the buzziest shows of the season and we look forward to the Lafayette family spending the spring on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre.”
The Belasco is the recent home of “How to Dance in Ohio,” which concluded its run on Feb. 11.
Ruthie Fierberg contributed reporting to this article.