Richard Bean’s TOAST shifts opening to Sunday, May 1st

Due to the glut of openings prior to the Tony Award eligibility deadline, TOAST is shifting its press opening to Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 PM.

TOAST, the play credited with launching theatrical career of playwright Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) arrives for its NY premiere atBrits Off Broadway at 59E59 Theaters in a production that delighted London critics and audiences alike.

Another Sunday night shift. The smell of bread baking. The industrial thump, thump, thump of the machines that never stop. The ovens are cranked up to full blast, the factory is humming, and everyone wants to be somewhere else. But this shift is going to be different. Because when a crisis hits the factory, the men have more to lose than just their wages.  

Olivier Award-winner Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men in the West End) leads the cast as Nellie. He is joined by Simon Greenall (I’m Alan Partridge for the BBC), Steve Nicolson (War Horse at the National Theatre), Will Barton (Bedtime Stories at the Stephen Joseph Theatre),Kieran Knowles (Operation Crucible at Finborough Theatre), Matt Sutton (The Ladykillers at the New Vic), and John Wark (Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us for the National Theatre of Scotland).

TOAST, written by Richard Bean and directed by Eleanor Rhode, is produced by Snapdragon Productions, in association with Jagged Fence Theatre for the 2016 Brits Off Broadway festival. Performances begin on Wednesday, April 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 22.  Press opening is now Sunday, May 1 at 3 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:00 PM;Friday at 8:00 PM; Saturday at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM; and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).

Tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200or visit