Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Tony Award-nominated play The Motherf**ker With the Hat has extended its run at the Schoenfeld Theatre by three weeks. The show, which began performances on March 15 and opened April 11, was originally scheduled to run through June 25 and will now run through July 17, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The dark comedy stars Bobby Cannavale as Jackie, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Veronica, Annabella Sciorra as Victoria, Yul Vázquez as Cousin Julio and Chris Rock in his Broadway debut as Ralph D.
Newly released from prison and struggling to remain sober, Jackie has reunited with his longtime girlfriend, a crack-smoking live wire named Veronica. Jackie leans on his addiction sponsor, Ralph D., who is married to Victoria, a resentful woman he met in AA. Also in the mix is Jackie’s cousin Julio, a salon owner with a flamboyant streak. Over the course of the play, it becomes clear that Ralph D. may not be as loyal a friend as Jackie believes. What does the future hold for this motley crew of contemporary New Yorkers? And what’s up with the title character?
The Motherf**ker With the Hat in currently nominated for six Tony Awards, including best play, direction of a play (Anna D. Shapiro), leading actor in a play (Cannavale), featured actress in a play (Rodriguez) and featured actor in a play (Vázquez).