** SOLD OUT ** DISGRACED on Broadway ** SOLD OUT **

Special matinee performance, featuring a Pulitzer-prize winning play, a complimentary glass of wine, and a Talkback with playwright Ayad Akhtar '93 Co-hosted by the Brown Club in NY and BUEGNY.

The winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar (Brown '93) is an explosive tale of the stories we tell our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves to find our place in the American Dream. Following sold-out engagements in Chicago, London and New York, this “rollicking play that bristles with wit and intelligence” (The New York Times) makes its Broadway premiere this September.

Starring Josh Radnor (“How I Met Your Mother”), Gretchen Mol (“Boardwalk Empire”), Karen Pittman (Domesticated), and Hari Dhillon (star of the acclaimed London’s Bush Theatre production), and written by Ayad Akhtar, one of the most astonishing new voices in American theatre, this provocative tale of big city aspiration and cultural assimilation dares to face the truth hiding just below the deception. Set Design is by another Brown alum, multiple Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty.

The Brown Club in New York is proud to offer a special discount offer for tickets to see the Broadway production of DISGRACED followed by a talkback with the author, Ayad Akhtar, and other members of the creative team. As an added bonus, your ticket will entitle you to one free drink at Café Un Deux Trois, where attendees can informally gather after the event.

Talkback participants include:

  • Ayad Akhtar '93 – author of “Disgraced”
Ayad Akhtar’s plays include DISGRACED (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2013 Obie Award for Extraordinary Achievement), The Who & The What (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater and La Jolla Playhouse), and The Invisible Hand (The Repertory Theater of St. Louis). Also a novelist, Akhtar is the author of American Dervish, published in 2012 by Little, Brown and Company, published in 20 languages worldwide. He co-wrote and starred in The War Within (Magnolia Pictures), which was released internationally and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.  As an actor, Akhtar also starred as Neel Kashkari in HBO’s adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin’s book Too Big to Fail.  He studied at Brown University and Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
  • John Lee Beatty '70 – Set Designer for “Disgraced”
Currently on Broadway: The Country House, Love Letters, Chicago. Recently: The Nance, Outside Mullingar, Venus in Fur, Other Desert Cities, Good People, Rabbit Hole. Also Doubt, Proof, The Sisters Rosensweig, Burn This, Talley’s Folly, Fifth of July. Lincoln Center productions of A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Dinner at Eight, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, as well as the recent City of Conversation. Musicals include After Midnight, The Color Purple, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Also this past summer’s Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear in Central Park. Designer of more than 100 Broadway shows, he is the recipient of multiple Tony, Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame.
  • Possibly other cast or creative team members TBD


Cost: $89/per person for mezzanine seats; $55/person for rear mezzanine seats; complimentary glass of wine at Café Un Deux Trois (must show theater ticket; same day only). Although the event is Nov 16, all tickets MUST be purchased no later than Nov 6. We have a limited number of seats so buy now to avoid being shut out of this special event.

Please note that all seats are now SOLD OUT.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Performance: 3:00 – 4:30PM
Talkback: approx 4:45 – 5:15PM
Lyceum Theatre
149 West 45th Street
Café Un Deux Trois
123 W. 44th Street


Tickets will be distributed at the theater by Jeremy Handelman who will be stationed somewhere near the box office. Please do not go to the box office window.

Please join us to see this Pulitzer Prize-winning play whose Broadway production The New York Times raved about: "Ayad Akhtar’s terrific, turbulent drama...has come roaring back to life on Broadway in a first-rate production...packs an impressive amount of smart, heated talk — as well as a few surprising twists, including a shocking burst of violence — into the play’s taut duration." (Click here for the entire review.)

For additional information, please contact Jeremy Handelman at jeremy@OffTheLeashProductions.com