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Watch Video Of Chris Rock In Action In “Motherf**ker With The Hat;” Show Opens On Broadway TONIGHT!

Chris Rock will make his Broadway stage debut in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ new play The Motherfucker With the Hat TONIGHT at 6:30PM, when it officially opens at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

It’ll run for 15 weeks, provided it sells well, so who’s got tickets?

Joining Rock in an ensemble cast of talents will be Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vazquez in what is being described as “ferocious play about love and addiction… that crackles with fiery, brutal dialogue.”

The play is about a couple – Jackie (Cannavale) and Veronica (Rodriguez) – who’ve been in love with each other since they were kids, but after years of drugs and alcohol addiction, Jackie has sobered up with the help of his AA sponsor, Ralph D. (played by Chris Rock); however, Veronica, hasn’t.

Chris Rock reportedly was impressive during readings of the play over the summer, and some say his performance (not a comedic one – more of a dramatic one) will surprise audiences.

The play is expected to draw Fences numbers (the recent commercially and critically acclaimed revival of August Wilson play that starred Denzel Washington and Viola Davis).

Tickets are available via or by calling (212) 239-6200; you can also pick them up directly at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).

A website for the play has also gone live; check it out HERE, where you will find some of the info I already shared above, as well as links to its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Living in New York, as I did with Fela!, Fences, and A Free Man Of Color, I’ll probably be checking out The Motherfucker With the Hat, and will share my thoughts on it afterward.

Watch Chris Rock and the rest of the cast in action on stage in the video below, for a sample of what to expect.

2 comments to Watch Video Of Chris Rock In Action In “Motherf**ker With The Hat;” Show Opens On Broadway TONIGHT!

  • Dee

    Not the greatest theatre trail I’ve ever seen but sounds kinda intriguing.
    I’d go see it.

  • Any theater posts, you know I have to comment Tambay. Thanks for being a guy that watches more than just film. Theater gets a bad rap sometimes. I plan to visit NY soon to see this show. But I’m watching Rock and his nuances are similar. His hand gestures and deliver feel familiar. But that’s based on this short clip. Wonder would it have a different impact if the cast were all black. Either way-I’m going to see the “Motherf**ker!” :)