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“SEARING! RIVETING! One of the most compelling performances of the young year.”The Boston Globe
“ASTONISHINGLY POWERFUL! Unforgettable theatre at its best!”South Shore Critic
“A MUST-SEE! Superbly directed! Very poignant! Firecracker energy!”WGBH
“Often uproarious - the Huntington revels in Topdog/Underdog.”WBUR

Suzan-Lori Parks’ thrilling and darkly comic fable of brotherly love and sibling rivalry. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Directed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots, The Colored Museum at the Huntington).

Topdog/Underdog vibrates with the clamor of big ideas, audaciously and exuberantly expressed. Like Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison's landmark novel of 1952, Topdog/Underdog considers nothing less than the existential traps of being African American and male in the United States, the masks that wear the men as well as vice versa.”  The New York Times

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

“I am over the moon about returning to the Huntington with such an important work. I am humbled that both Peter DuBois and Suzan-Lori Parks have entrusted me to interpret this material for a new generation. I promise to make you proud!”— Billy Porter

“Billy Porter directed a sizzling remount of George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum in 2015, and I am delighted to welcome him back this spring to direct a major revival of a play that electrified Broadway audiences nearly 15 years ago: Topdog/Underdog. Exploring Suzan-Lori Parks’ dynamic Pulitzer Prize-winning play in 2017 will be extremely timely and impactful. Billy, a triple threat Tony Award winner, has proven that he is a man of boundless talent, and bringing these two brilliant American theatre artists together is a dream.”— Peter DuBois

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  • Topdog/Underdog Teaser Trailer

    "Lean in close and watch me now."
    Watch the trailer for the Huntington's production of Suzan Lori-Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog.

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  • Topdog/Underdog Behind the Scenes

    The rehearsal process for Topdog/Underdog has revealed how incredibly timely and relevant this Pulitzer Prize-winner is. Billy Porter and his cast talk about why Topdog/Underdog is a must-see play right now.

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  • Topdog/Underdog Audience Reviews

    "Real." "Riveting." "It'll take your breath away!" Audiences are spellbound by Topdog/Underdog. Hear what they are saying.

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Press Reviews

“SEARING! RIVETING! One of the most compelling performances of the young year.”The Boston Globe
“ASTONISHINGLY POWERFUL! Unforgettable theatre at its best!”South Shore Critic
“A MUST-SEE! Superbly directed! Very poignant! Firecracker energy!”WGBH
“Often uproarious - the Huntington revels in Topdog/Underdog.”WBUR
“Thrilling comic drama. Dazzlingly written!”The New York Times
Topdog/Underdog is demandingly smart and resonant!”Entertainment Weekly
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Sunday matinee
$99 $85 $70 $55 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$87 $75 $55 $43 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $76 $63 $48 $38 $25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening; Sunday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$99
A
$85
B
$70
C
$55
D
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$87
A
$75
B
$55
C
$43
D
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$76
A
$63
B
$48
C
$38
D
$25

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

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Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (BU Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the BU Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

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Section
Performance Day AA A B C D
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$99 $85 $70 $55 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$87 $75 $55 $43 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $76 $63 $48 $38 $25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening; Sunday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$99
A
$85
B
$70
C
$55
D
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$87
A
$75
B
$55
C
$43
D
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$76
A
$63
B
$48
C
$38
D
$25

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

View Seating Chart  |  Get Directions

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (BU Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the BU Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

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