By Steven Dietz
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Starring: Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath

October 3 – November 18 2017

A story of friendship in a time of crisis.

Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, LONELY PLANET is an intimate portrait of two friends at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Shop owner Jody becomes increasingly fearful of the world outside and the dangers it poses, refusing to leave his shop. While Carl, his spirited friend, begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Funny, moving, and deeply human, Steven Dietz’s landmark play examines how we all navigate troubled times.

Lonely Planet runs approximately 1 hr and 40 mins, including a 10 min intermission.

Tues–Thurs at 7 PM, Fri at 8 PM, Sat at 2 PM & 8 PM, Sun at 3 PM
Additional matinee on Wednesday November 15th at 2pm.

The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)
New York, NY 10036

the critics rave!



Tickets for all Tuesday evening performances are just
$20 online, by phone, or in person - no code needed!

"Mr. Dietz has something besides humor in mind (even if there is plenty of it) and that something — the weight of grief, the paralyzing fear of illness — emerges over the course of the show, like a photograph coming into focus in a dark room.”
-- New York Times

“The show’s deceptively gentle approach is...what makes it stand apart in our angry times.”
“It’s hard to imagine a better cast than the stars of this revival.”
-- TimeOut New York, Critic’s Pick

"A funny, feeling revival...a touching portrait of friendship."
-- The New Yorker


Thursday October 26th at 7pm - TALKBACK: Meet the Cast!

Monday October 30th at 7pm - SPECIAL EVENT: Keen On Development

Thursday November 2nd at 7pm - TALKBACK: Kelsey Louis, Chief Executive Officer of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Friday November 3rd at 8pm - MEET-UP: Keen Teens Alumni

Sunday November 5th at 3pm - CHARITY NIGHT: Broadway Cares

Tuesday November 7th at 7pm - MEET-UP: Young Patron Night

Thursday November 9th at 7pm -  TALKBACK: How Artists Respond to AIDS with Charles Sanches and Bruce Ward

Thursday November 16th at 7pm - TALKBACK: Meet the Cast!

Sunday November 5th at 3pm

Support Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, by purchasing a ticket to the Sunday November 5th 3pm performance of Lonely Planet. Keen is donating 50% of our box office on this special night directly to Broadway Cares! So each ticket can make a difference!

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS helps men, women and children across the country and across the street receive lifesaving medications, health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance.



ARNIE BURTON: B'way: Machinal, Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, The New Yorkers (ENCORES), A Free Man of Color, Amadeus.  OFF B'way: The Government Inspector (Red Bull Theater), Mystery of Irma Vep (Drama League Nomination), Talespin!, Lives of the Saints, The Temperamentals (Drama Desk Award, ensemble), Peter and the Starcatcher  (NYTW), The Merchant of Venice/The Jew of Malta (TFANA), Mere Mortals (Primary Stages & commercial run),  The Last Sunday in June (Rattlestick and commercial run), The Venetian Twins, The Cherry Orchard (Pearl Theatre).  UK: The Merchant of Venice (RSC, Stratford). Regional highlights include: The Confederacy of Dunces (Huntington Theater), Big Sky (Geffen Playhouse), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (TUTS),  I am My Own Wife (Kevin Kline Award, best actor, St Louis,  Helen Hayes Nomination best actor, D.C.), All in the Timing ( Geffen Playhouse L.A ), The Santaland Diaries, The Seagull, The Taming of the Shrew (Old Globe), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Berkeley Rep). Also The Alley theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Co, The Huntington, Berkshire Theatre Fest.  TV; “Elementary”, “Jessica Jones”, “Flesh and Bone”, “Frasier”, “Law and Order” (and “Criminal Intent”), “White Collar”, “Blue Bloods”, “Life on Mars”, “6 Degrees”, “Hope and Faith”, “Caroline in the City”.  Film: The Greatest Showman, The Invention of Lying, Igby Goes Down, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Game 6.



MATT MCGRATH recently received the Lucille Lortel Award for his performance as Miss Tracy Mills in The Legend Of Georgia McBride at MCC (DCPA, Geffen Playhouse). He starred as Wilhelm in Robert Wilson’s The Black Rider at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Sydney. Broadway: Cabaret (Emcee), A Streetcar Named Desire. Off-Broadway: Steve (the New Group), Verite (LCT3 -Lincoln Center), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Fair Country (Lincoln Center); Collection/A Kind of Alaska, Minutes from the Blue Route, The Dadshuttle (Atlantic), Fat Men in Skirts, The Old Boy, Life During Wartime, Amulets Against the Dragon Forces, Dalton’s Back (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: Black Stach in Peter and the Starcatcher, Putting it Together, Ridiculous Fraud and Raised in Captivity (SCR), His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse) and The Rocky Horror Show (The Old Globe). Romance, Japes and Bell, Book and Candle (Bay Street Theatre); Caroline in Jersey and Loot (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Distant Fires (LA Weekly Award); and Snakebit. Films: Full Grown Men, Boy’s Don’t Cry, The Notorious Bettie Page, The Anniversary Party, The Broken Hearts Club, The Impostors; Television: “Modern Family”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Little Britain U.S.A.," "Cruel Doubt".

the team:

Set Design: Anshuman Bhatia
Costume Design: Jennifer Paar
Lighting Design: Paul Hudson
Sound Design: Bart Fasbender
Props Design: Emilie Grossman
Production Manager & Line Producer: Corinne Woods
Press Representative: David Gersten & Associates
Casting: Calleri Casting
Production Stage Manager: Kacey Gritters