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Sam Morrison’s ‘Sugar Daddy’ will play California ahead of 2025 Broadway premiere

Tony Award nominee Stephen Brackett will direct the solo show.

Sam Morrison (Credit: Courtesy of The Press Room)

The new play “Sugar Daddy” has set a pre-Broadway run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California. The solo piece, written and performed by comedian Sam Morrison, will begin previews at the Wallis on Sept. 20 and open on Sept. 29 for a limited run through Oct. 13. The play is expected to open on Broadway in 2025. Tony Award nominee Stephen Brackett will direct the play, which is being produced by Edgewood Entertainment (Dale A. Mott and Charles D. Urstadt).

The autobiographical play follows Morrison as he grapples with the COVID-19-induced death of the love of his life. “Sugar Daddy” chronicles Morrison using comedy to journey through his grief.

Morrison was named a New Face at the 2023 Just for Laughs Festival. In addition to performing on “Comedy Central Featuring,” he has made appearances on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Drew Barrymore Show” and “Watch What Happens Live.” He was a staff writer on season one of Bravo’s “Blind Date.”

“Sugar Daddy” debuted at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and played a thrice-extended Off-Broadway run at the SoHo Playhouse in 2023.

The creative team for “Sugar Daddy” includes Tony-nominated scenic designer Arnulfo Maldonado, Tony-nominated lighting designer Jennifer Schriever, sound designer Sinan Zafar and video/projection designer Alex Basco Koch.

DR Theatrical Management is providing general management.