‘Hat,’ With Chris Rock, Extends Its Broadway Run

Call your sponsor, hide your distinguishing headwear and find yourself a spot on Cousin Julio’s couch: “The ___________ With the Hat” is extending its run on Broadway. Press representatives for that Stephen Adly Guirgis play, about the intertwined lives of a former drug dealer struggling with sobriety, his girlfriend, his cousin, his sponsor and the sponsor’s wife, said that it will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater through July 17; it was previously scheduled to end its run on June 25. While Chris Rock is making his Broadway debut in this dark, dark, dark comedy – did we mention it was dark? – most of the critical praise for the play, which opened on April 11, has been directed at the performances of Bobby Cannavale and Elizabeth Rodriguez. Last week, it was nominated for six Tony Awards, including best play, direction of a play (Anna D. Shapiro), leading actor in a play (Mr. Cannavale), featured actress in a play (Ms. Rodriguez) and featured actor in a play (Yul Vázquez).