“An astute and poignant reflection on sexuality, mortality and Black masculinity. Did I mention it’s also a comedy?”
—NAVEEN KUMAR, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“There is an undeniable pleasure in watching the tensions in this unusual family surge and subside.”
—CHARLES ISHERWOOD, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“90 minutes of provocative (and hilarious) theater.”
—PETE HEMPSTEAD, THEATERMANIA
New York’s newest triumph is the Off-Broadway sensation that brings three generations of Black, gay men together under one roof—along with all the love, conflict, and connection they share. This New York Times Critic’s Pick tackles the truths of family, pride, identity that bind and bruise fathers and sons. The Times says, “It’s everything that is meant when we say Black lives matter.”
Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, no intermission.
...what the end will be Cast
- Maxwell Kennedy
- Emerson Brooks
- Tony Kennedy
- Gerald Caesar
- Randy Harrison
- Bartholomew Kennedy
- Keith Randolph Smith
- Ryan Jamaal Swain
- Tiffany Villarin
- u/s Tony, Antoine
- Taylor Blackman
- u/s Charles
- Matthew Lieff Christian
- u/s Chloe
- Francesca Fernandez McKenzie
- u/s Maxwell Bartholomew
- Jeorge Bennett Watson
...what the end will be Creative
- Mansa Ra
- Margot Bordelon
- Set Design
- Reid Thompson
- Costume Design
- Emilio Sosa
- Lighting Design
- Jiyoun Chang
- Original Music & Sound Design
- Palmer Hefferan
- Hair, Wig, and Make-up Design
- J. Jared Janas
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- Closed captioning is now available
- Audio description is now available
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Learn more about the history of the production and its creators through a lively discussion with Roundabout Teaching Artists.
A Mimi Commission for Roundabout.+
…what the end will be is sponsored by EY.
Support for …what the end will be is provided by the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater and the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.
- Alec Baldwin
James Costa and John Archibald
Linda L. D’Onofrio
Peggy and Mark Ellis
Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
Lauren and Danny Stein
Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
The Tow Foundation
…what the end will be is made possible by the Champions for Inclusive Theatre and Roundabout’s Forward Fund. We acknowledge the generous friends who support our many efforts to increase representation and inclusion in all aspects of theatre: Elizabeth Armstrong, Bank of America, Eugene and Joann Bissell and the Lillian Lincoln Foundation, R. Martin Chavez, Herbert W. Engert Jr. and Timothy Miller, EY, the Ford Foundation, Kenny Leon, Gina Maria Leonetti, Beryl Snyder, Denise Littlefield Sobel, and Charles Randolph-Wright.
+Support for the Mimi Commission Program is provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
Laura Pels Theatre
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