Fat Ham in New York, NY

American Airlines Theatre227 West 42nd StreetNew York, NY 10036
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Catch James Ijames' Fat Ham live on stage! This Pulitzer Prize 2022 drama unravels a murder mystery centered around Juicy, the queer son of a late butcher, and his goal to not only seek revenge but also liberate himself from societal expectations. Be dazzled by the production design, masterful actors and tongue-in-cheek script that leaves you wanting more.

up to 1.5 hrs

Good To Know

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  • A comedic, modern-day riff on Hamlet set in a fictional African American community called The Hill.
  • A 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama.
  • Running time is 1 hour and 35 minutes with no intermission.
  • Appropriate for ages 8 years and up. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.
  • Held at the American Airlines Theatre.
  • Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
  • Absolutely no recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.


from Fat Ham
Fat Ham, the deliciously funny, Pulitzer Prize-winning new play, comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at The Public Theater. Playwright James Ijames and Director Saheem Ali reinvent Shakespeare’s masterpiece, creating what The New York Times calls “a hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy.”

Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. But here’s the rub! Revenge doesn’t come easy to Juicy, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man in search of his own happiness and liberation. From an uproarious family cookout emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fat Ham

Where is the theater located?

Fat Ham is performed at the American Airlines Theatre located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

How long is the show Fat Ham?

The show is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission.

Does American Airlines Theatre have options for wheelchair users for hearing impaired?

American Airlines Theatre is accessible step-free from the entrance at 227 West 42nd Street. Wheelchair users and patrons with limited mobility are easily able to get from the lobby to designated accessible seating in the Orchestra and Mezzanine. Assistive listening devices are available at the theatre in limited supply. The devices have a foam earpiece that is replaced daily. On-demand captioning and audio description are available at the theatre and on the GalaPro app. This feature is available several weeks post-opening.

Can I bring my camera to the theatre?

Photography and recording devices of any kind inside the theatre are strictly prohibited. Phones must be turned off during the performance, but you may be able to take pictures and share your experience before and after the show.

When should I arrive?

Theater doors open approximately 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show to begin finding their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?

The show is recommended for children ages 8 and up due to the material performed throughout the show.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?

There are concession stands in the Penthouse Lobby on the fifth floor, serving drinks and light snacks.

What do I wear for the show?

While there is no required dress code for a Broadway show, going to the theatre is a special occasion and many people do dress for the event.