Sam Morrison’s Acclaimed ‘Sugar Daddy’ Solo Play Sets Pre-Broadway Run For Beverly Hills’ The Wallis

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Morrison’s acclaimed solo play Sugar Daddy will be staged in Beverly Hills, California, prior to a planned, previously unannounced Broadway run in 2025.

The comic and poignant show, which surfaced at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and later had a critically lauded three-times-extended Off Broadway engagement at the SoHo Playhouse, will play the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills from September 20-October 13 this year (opening night is September 29), with a Broadway run planned for 2025.

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Sugar Daddy is produced by Edgewood Entertainment (Producers Dale A. Mott and Charles D. Urstadt), and the Wallis Annenberg production will be directed by Tony Award nominee Stephen Brackett (A Strange Loop).

Broadway details have not yet been announced.

The synopsis: “One summer in the gay paradise of Provincetown, MA., Sam met the sexy silver zaddy of his dreams, igniting a romance for the ages. But in the midst of the pandemic, the love of his life tragically died from Covid. Devastated, Sam realized the only way to cope was through comedy. Done live on stage. In front of thousands of strangers. All around the globe. And to call the show Sugar Daddy.”

The synopsis continues: “Join Sam as he shares his wild ride packed with big belly laughs and small tender kisses. Where seagull attacks are more vicious than a New York mugger. Where threesomes and steamy shower sex go head-to-head with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Oh, and where there’s a surprise diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. Along the way, Sam reminds us that the only thing sweeter than laughter is love.”

Morrison is a Los Angeles-based comedian and writer. He was named a New Face at the 2023 Just for Laughs Festival, made his late-night television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers, has performed on Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring Sam Morrison, The Drew Barrymore Show, Watch What Happens Live, and Tamron Hall, and was a staff writer on Bravo’s Blind Date.

Scenic design for Sugar Daddy is by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design is by Jennifer Schriever, sound design is by Sinan Zafar and video and projection design is by Alex Basco Koch.

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