Dave Chappelle to make his Broadway debut this summer

Tonight, he will perform on the Schuster Center stage.

Up next: the Broadway stage.

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Dave Chappelle, who lives near Yellow Springs, will entertain the Dayton community tonight in a benefit for WYSO radio.

Soon after, he will make his official Broadway debut with a limited run of performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this summer.

Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway will be produced by Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group). Arguably the most prolific touring comic on the circuit, Chappelle's shows notably sell out within minutes of their announcement. The five shows run from July 9-13.

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In 2017, Chappelle released four highly anticipated specials on Netflix: “The Art of Spin,” “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “Equanimity and The Bird Revelations.”

All four specials were delivered on vinyl as double-feature albums and received Grammy awards for Best Comedy Album in 2018 and 2019.

Pollstar awarded Chappelle with Comedy Tour of The Year in 2014 and 2018 and he captured his second Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special with Equanimity in 2018.

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Credit: Christopher Polk

Credit: Christopher Polk


No recording devices are allowed. All shows are cellphone, camera-free events. Audience members with cellphones will be required to place them in a locked pouch for the duration of the event. Anyone caught with a cell phone inside the venue will be immediately ejected.

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On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, tickets for the Broadway engagement will be sold via Ticketmaster Verified Fan presale, to those who have registered and received a unique Access Code. Ticketmaster Verified Fan is a process that seeks to verify that ticket buyers are not bots or ticket scalpers.

Registration is open now and will close on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 10 p.m. EST.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. EST through www.TicketMaster.com and by phone at 877-250-2929.

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