Comedy Hit 'A Tailor Near Me' Extended!

Pictured Above: James Pickens Jr. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Newsroom Post: LONG BRANCH , NEW JERSEY 

 

Long Branch , NJ – The New Jersey Repertory Company is extending their sold-out world premiere of Michael Tucker’s (LA Law, Radio Days) comedy A Tailor Near Me, for an additional week, originally set to close on August 27 will now run through September 3, 2023.

In A Tailor Near Me, a man goes to a tailor to have his suit pants let out because he’s gained some weight since he last wore them. The tailor convinces him that what he really needs is a new suit, which leads to a negotiation, which leads to the making of a bespoke suit, which leads to alterations in both of their lives. Directed by James Glossman, the two-handed comedy stars Tony Nominee Richard Kind (East New York; Curb Your Enthusiasm) and James Pickens Jr. (Grey’s Anatomy; X-Files). 

“We are overjoyed by the heartfelt embrace A Tailor Near Me has received from our audiences. Witnessing their love for this play and its amazing cast has been incredibly rewarding. Extending its run to accommodate the overwhelming demand is a testament to the power of storytelling and the strong bond we share with our patrons. At NJ Rep, we take pride in providing a platform for new works to shine, and the success of A Tailor Near Me reaffirms the importance of supporting and nurturing new work,” said SuzAnne  Barabas, Artistic Director of NJREP.

Pictured Above: James Pickens Jr. and Richard Kind.  Photo Credit: Andrea Phox. 

The creative team includes set design by Jessica Parks, lighting design by Jill Nagle, sound design by Nick Simone, costume design by Patricia E. Doherty, technical director, Brian Snyder, and Production stage manager is Rose Riccardi.

NJ Stage reports that the show is “expertly directed. Kind and Pickens are amazing on stage. This play is highly recommended.” And Out in NJ reported “Kind and Pickens elicit both uproarious laughter and bring you close to tears. A Tailor Near Me is a play that uplifts as it entertains. This is a play that deserves to be seen; you will be sorry if you don’t. I cannot recommend it more strongly.”

Tickets can be purchased by visiting may be purchased online at njrep.org/plays or by phone at 732-229-3166. NJ Rep is located at 179 Broadway, Long Branch, New Jersey, 07740. A TAILOR NEAR ME will play Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. 

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