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The 2019 Broadway Revival Company of A SOLDIER'S PLAY. Photo © Joan Marcus. The 2019 Broadway Revival Company of A SOLDIER'S PLAY. Photo © Joan Marcus. The 2019 Broadway Revival Company of A SOLDIER'S PLAY. Photo © Joan Marcus.

Broadway Series

A Soldier's Play

Jan 24, 2023
Jan 29, 2023

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The originally scheduled January 31 through February 5 performances of A Soldier’s Play at Forrest Theatre have been cancelled due to a scheduling change. The good news is that January 24 -29 performances are still on as scheduled.

If you purchased tickets through Telecharge for impacted performances, you will have received an email with options from Telecharge.com. If you are a Broadway Series Subscriber with tickets to an impacted performance date, you will have received an email with options from Kimmel Cultural Campus.

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A Soldier’s Play, the 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning thriller by Charles Fuller, has rocketed back into the spotlight, thanks to this 2020 Tony Award®-winning Best Revival from Roundabout Theatre Company. “This is a play that deserves to be staged regularly all over America—though it’s hard to imagine that it will ever be done better than this. It keeps you guessing all the way to the final curtain” (The Wall Street Journal).

In 1944, on a Louisiana Army base, two shots ring out. A Black sergeant is murdered. And a series of interrogations triggers a gripping barrage of questions about sacrifice, service, and identity in America. Broadway’s Norm Lewis leads a powerhouse cast in the show Variety calls “a knock-your-socks-off-drama," directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon.

“A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING, STRIKINGLY TAUT DRAMA THAT YOU DON’T WANT TO END. A Soldier’s Play is powerful as ever after nearly 40 years.” –Chicago Tribune

“A KNOCK-YOUR-SOCKS-OFF DRAMA. Breathe slowly and keep your heartbeat steady if you hope to make it through this one without breaking up into little pieces."
- Variety 

"A fascinating 'whodunit' mystery. Scorching and soul-searching...do not miss A Soldier's Play!" - BroadwayWorld 

"Charles Fuller's Play simmers anew. Norm Lewis commands the stage. Kenny Leon's Broadway staging is inspired." The Washington Post


Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut St,

Philadelphia, PA






Co-Presented by:

The Broadway Series is co-presented by The Shubert Organization, owner and operator of the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. Shubert is America’s oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner in New York City, with 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues.

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