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American Son

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Experience the fear, anxiety, impatience, and frustration of two parents as they wait in a Florida police station in the middle of the night for information about their missing son, Jamal. The play adeptly deals with several social and familial issues in a typical American setting.

Why Watch American Son

American Son stars the wonderful Kerry Washington (Scandal). She returns to the big stage with Steven Pasquale (American Crime Story, Junk). The play also stars Eugene Lee (Gem of the Ocean), along with Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl). American Son tells a gripping story about America as a nation, and addresses social issues by touching upon how people manage family relationships, loss, love, and identity. This spectacular play is directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun and Fences). American Son also marks the debut of playwright Christopher Demos-Brown on Broadway.

The Story

American Son is a play about a traffic stop in the dead of night and an incident that takes place in this desolate location. It begins with Scott and his wife Kendra waiting in a police station in Miami. Their patience is dwindling as officers try and find their missing 18-year-old son, Jamal. The only thing the rookie police officer can tell them is that their son’s car had been logged in their records of the traffic stop. The details, however, are painfully scarce.
The play is directed in such a way that the actual incident and its consequences are mostly handled off stage. American Son deals with several social issues and stigmas. It is a brilliant watch, filled with tension and gripping scenes.

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Lovers of Social Drama | Lovers of the Mystery and Suspense Genre

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Show Details

Show Timings

Sunday 3 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 7 PM
Wednesday 2 PM & 7 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM


Leading Roles
Kerry Washington as Kendra Ellis Connor
Steven Pasaquale as Scott Connor
Eugene Lee as Lieutenant John Stokes
Jeremy Jordan as Officer Paul Larkin

Written by
Christopher Demos Brown

Directed by
Kenny Leon

Additional Information

The show is suitable for ages 14+ with adult supervision, children under 5 will not be admitted.

Available Facilities
Coat check

Booth Theatre has a searing capacity of 800.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Ratings & Reviews
Out of 5
Very Good
Joey Doyle
Reviewed in February, 2019

serious Social Drama. loved it

Sheri Evans
Reviewed in February, 2019

This one play gets you to be engrossed in a way you have never been by a theater production before

Sabrina Elder
Reviewed in January, 2019

This was my first time using the Headout website to purchase Broadway tickets. Honestly, I was really nervous, but everything was perfect. My party and I arrived 2 hours before the play started so we could enjoy a meal and drinks at Junior’s Restaurant right next door to the Booth Theatre. I picked up the tickets 15 minutes before the 8:00 show of the play American Son. The Headout representative was right outside the theater with the tickets. It was a wonderful evening. I will definitely use the Headout website again.

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Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street, New York

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