National Black Theatre (NBT) has announced a special performance of “Fat Ham” on Friday, March 31. The historic theater company is a producer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play’s Broadway bow at the American Airlines Theatre. The evening will feature a post-show discussion and specifically welcomes members of Black theater institutions, artists and creatives to attend.
Tony Award winner LaChanze will moderate the talkback that is set to include NBT CEO Sade Lythcott, executive artistic director Jonathan McCrory and members of the cast. “Fat Ham” marks the first NBT production to transfer to Broadway.
The “Fat Ham” producing team also announced subsequent community nights: Queer Youth Night on March 24; Women’s History Night on March 30; Philly Phat Ham Night on the April 2 matinée performance and a Community Night on April 14. Some of these performances will feature special guests; some will include post-show conversations. Additional events will be announced.
James Ijames’ “Fat Ham” began previews on March 21 ahead of an official opening night on April 12. Directed by Saheem Ali, the production is set to run for a limited engagement through June 25.
“Fat Ham” is produced on Broadway by Rashad V. Chambers, No Guarantees and Public Theater Productions, with Andy Jones and Dylan Pager as executive producers. Roundabout Theatre Company, which operates the American Airlines Theatre, is not a producer of the show.