Alex Edelman’s “Just for Us” is Coming to the Fisher Theatre

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Alex Edelman Just for Us

Following a hit run at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre, international engagements in London, Edinburgh, and Melbourne, and a six-time extended Off-Broadway run, Alex Edelman’s Just For Us has officially launched a North American tour. The multi-city tour kicked off last week at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, playing October 26-28, and will continue through spring 2024 with a stop in Detroit at the Fisher Theatre on Saturday, February 10. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at BroadwayInDetroit.com and in person at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at noon.

Directed by Adam Brace and expertly crafted by one of comedy’s most distinctive voices, this singular theatrical experience is an exploration of identity and our collective capacity for empathy—and it’s also “belly-laugh funny!” (The New York Times). In the wake of a string of anti-Semitic rhetoric pointed in his direction online, standup comic Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens, where he covertly attends a meeting of White Nationalists and comes face-to-face with the people behind the keyboards. What happens next forms the backbone of the shockingly relevant, utterly hilarious, and only moderately perspirant stories that comprise Just for Us.

“I’ve been lucky enough to take Just For Us all around the world, and so it’s thrilling to bring it to new audiences across America,” said Edelman. “Adam Brace liked to say that the show was a 90-minute wrestling match with a single question: ‘What is our place in the world?’ And that conversation – and the ones that go along with it as we consider identity and anti-Semitism – have never seemed more relevant. It’s important to me to continue those conversations, and I’m looking forward to doing it with new audiences, in new cities.”

Touring stops for Just For Us include:

Los Angeles, California

  • Friday, November 10th – Sunday, November 26th
  • Center Theatre Group – Mark Taper Forum

Boston, Massachusetts

  • Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17, 2023
  • Colonial Theatre

Berkeley, California

  • Tuesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 21, 2024
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Detroit, Michigan

  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Fisher Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

  • Thursday, February 15 – Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • Steppenwolf Theatre

Alex Edelman’s Just For Us runs 90 minutes. For more information, please visit JustForUsShow.com.

BIOS

ALEX EDELMAN is a comedian, actor, and writer. He is known for his TV writing, his love of black-and-white cookies, and his solo shows – all created in collaboration with director Adam Brace and all award-winning, sell-out hits in London’s West End and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Just For Us marks Edelman’s Broadway debut, coming to the Hudson Theatre after sold-out runs Off-Broadway (Obie Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), in Washington DC, Boston (his hometown), Melbourne, Edinburgh (Herald Angel Award), London and more. His first solo show, Millennial, won the 2014 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer, the first American show to do so since 1997. He has appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “Conan.” He is also the creator of Peer Group – a show about young people – on BBC Radio 4. At the start of the pandemic, he served as the head writer and executive producer of Saturday Night Seder, a star-studded 70-minute special posted on YouTube that has so far raised $3.5 million for the CDC Foundation (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund. He has two differently-sized feet and is very grateful you’re here.

ADAM BRACE (Director) was Associate Director at Soho Theatre, London where he worked across Comedy, Theatre and Performance Art, and in roles spanning dramaturg, director and writer. In comedy, he developed a varied range of work including eight Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated shows, two Herald Angel Award-winners, two nominees for the Melbourne Barry Award and two Southbank Sky Arts Awards. Directing credits include all of Alex Edelman’s shows, most recently Just For Us (2023 Obie Award winner, 2022 Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominee); Liz Kingman’s One Woman Show and Leo Reich’s Literally Who Cares?! Off-Broadway, Haley McGee’s Age is a Feeling (Fringe First 2022, Soho Theatre); all of Sh!t Theatre’s multi-award-winning international shows. Other credits include Ahir Shah’s HBO Max special Dots and Creative Supervisor on two series of “Soho Theatre Live” on Amazon Prime. Previously, he was a playwright and was produced by Almeida Theatre, The National Theatre and The Donmar Warehouse; his plays are published by Faber and Faber.

CONNECT WITH “US”

www.JustForUsShow.com

@AlexEdelman

@JustForUsShow

Alex Edelman’s Just for Us is coming to the Fisher Theatre Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39 (includes parking & facility fee) and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10. Tickets can be purchased online at BroadwayInDetroit.com and in person at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at noon.

For group sales (10 or more) please email broadwayindetroitgroups@theambassadors.com or call 313-871- 1132.

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