‘Life of Pi’ North American Tour to Begin in 2024

LIFE OF PI - Hiran Abeysekera, Richard Parker (Fred Davis, Scarlet Wilderink, Andrew Wilson). Photo: Matthew Murphy & Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade.

As the Tony Award-winning play’s time on Broadway announces it will close in July, a North American Tour has been announced for Life of Pi.

Concerning the Broadway production, there are only five more weeks to see the three-time Tony Award-winning theatrical event of the season. Lolita Chakrabarti’s Life of Pi will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).  

Olivier Award-winner Hiran Abeysekera will play his final performance as “Pi Patel” on Sunday, July 9th. Cast member Uma Paranjpe will be playing the role of “Pi” beginning Tuesday, July 11th. Paranjpe’s “Pi” is portrayed as female with a gender-flipped version of Lolita Chakrabarti’s original script.

The North American tour of Life of Pi is scheduled to launch in fall of 2024. Locations and specific dates to be announced.

After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat with the most unlikely of companions: a Royal Bengal tiger. With time and nature against them, the two must learn to trust one another if they are to survive.

Life of Pi won three Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design of a Play Best Lighting Design of a Play, and Best Sound Design of a Play, four Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Scenic Design of a Play, Outstanding Projection and Video Design and Outstanding Puppetry and two Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play or Musical and Outstanding Video or Projection Design of a Play or Musical. Hiran Abeysekera won the Theatre World Award and Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award (Favorite Male Breakthrough Performance) for his portrayal of “Pi.”

Tickets for Life of Pi on Broadway are available at Telecharge.com (212.239.6200) and at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office and range from $49 – $199 (including $2 facility fee).

The playing schedule for Life of Pi is as follows:

  • Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm
  • Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm
  • Saturday at 8pm
  • (Matinees) Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm.

Uma Paranjpe will play the role of “Pi” on Tuesday evenings until she takes on the role full-time, beginning Tuesday, July 11th.

You can enter the Life of Pi digital lottery the day before the performance at rush.telecharge.com. The digital lottery opens at 12am (ET) at rush.telecharge.com one day before the performance with winners announced that same morning at 10am (ET), with a second announcement of additional winners that afternoon at 3pm (ET). Winners may buy up to two tickets at $45 each (inclusive of $5 service fee), subject to availability.

A limited number of in-person Life of Pi rush tickets will be available on the day of each performance for $40 per ticket when the Schoenfeld Theatre box office opens. Maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability. The box office opens Tuesday through Saturday at 10am (ET) and Sunday at 12pm (ET).

The Broadway production of Life of Pi is proud to partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “Much like Richard Parker, wild tigers face considerable obstacles to survival,” said Ginette Hemley, Vice President of Wildlife Conservation at World Wildlife Fund. “They have lost an estimated 95% of their habitat range due to development and deforestation. Through our partnership with Life of Pi on Broadway, we hope to educate new audiences and inspire them to take action in support of this charismatic species. Together, we can secure a stable future for tigers.”

Life of Pi on Broadway is produced by Simon Friend, Daryl RothHal LuftigMark Gordon Pictures, Playing Field, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Gavin Kalin, Hunter Arnold, Hall Smalberg Winkler, 42nd.club, Elizabeth Armstrong, Eilene Davidson, deRoy Shea Waxman, Federman Jenen Productions, Susan Gallin, Independent Presenters Network, John Gore Organization, Kuhn Dodani, Harriet Newman Leve, Anastasia Muravyeva, Mary Lu Roffe, Catherine Schreiber, American Repertory Theatre and Sheffield Theatres, with Aaron Lustbader and Hanna Osmolska serving as Executive Producers.

Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoy this content, and want to help support the site, visit my Buy Me A Coffee page here.