About the Show

Tony Award® -winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones (Bridge & Tunnel) returns to the New York stage as a dazzling medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant new show inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the sex industry. Brimming with Jones’ masterful, multicultural characterizations, Sell/Buy/Date presents an honest, moving and even humorous look at a complex and fascinating subject, all while preserving the full humanity of voices seldom heard in the theater.

Leadership support for The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series is provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


SELL/BUY/DATE is recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Click here for a seating chart. New York City Center Stage II seats 150. All seating is on a single level and is accessible by elevator. Stage II is accessible to people with disabilities and is equipped with both assistive listening and hearing-aid compatible devices. For more information on accessibility, please click here.

Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, please email or call (212) 399-3000 x4132.

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Sarah Jones


Sarah Jones

Sarah is a Tony and Obie Award winner perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway hit Bridge & Tunnel, which was originally produced by Oscar winner Meryl Streep. Sarah has given multiple mainstage TED talks garnering millions of views, performed on stages from The White House to The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and enjoyed sold-out runs from The Kennedy Center to The Market Theatre in South Africa. A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Sarah’s multicultural storytelling through a human rights lens will be featured on a new podcast for PRI and in other multimedia projects in development based on her characters. Learn more about Sarah at or via social media at @jonesarah on Twitter and @xosarahjones on Instagram and Facebook.



Carolyn Cantor


Regrets and Pumpgirl (MTC); Indian Summer, Fly by Night (Drama Desk nomination), Great God Pan, After the Revolution (Callaway Award) and Essential Self Defense (Playwrights Horizons); Arlington (Vineyard); In a Dark Dark House (MCC); The Talls (Second Stage); Something You Did (Primary Stages); Core Values (Ars Nova); Orange Flower Water, Now That’s What I Call a Storm, Living Room in Africa and Stone Cold Dead Serious (Edge Theater). Regionally her work has been seen at theatres including the Old Globe, Geffen, Paper Mill, Williamstown and NYS&F. Carolyn has received the Kanin-Seldes Award from the Theater Hall of Fame, the Sagal and Foeller fellowships from Williamstown and a Drama League Directing Fellowship. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the mother of two daughters, Stella and Vivian.

Dane Laffrey

Scenic and Costume Design

Broadway: set for Fool for Love (MTC), set & costumes for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening. Recent Off-Broadway: Indian Summer, The Christians and Iowa (Playwrights Horizons); The Harvest (Lincoln Center); Cloud 9 (Atlantic); and work at Roundabout, BAM, Vineyard, Second Stage, Soho Rep, many others. Regional: Humana Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown, Huntington, many others. International work in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka and throughout Australia. Nominations for a Drama Desk Award and four Henry Hewes Awards.

Eric Southern

Lighting Design

Obie Award-winning designer for theatre, opera and dance. New York: Pocatello, Indian Summer (Playwrights Horizons); Rimbaud in NY (BAM, The Civilians); Steve (New Group); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pearl Theatre); Buyer and Cellar (London, CTG, New York & national tour); Collected Stories: memoir with David Lang (Carnegie Hall); Paul’s Case, The Good Swimmer (Prototype Festival); Chromatic (ADI, The Kitchen, Susan Marshall and Company). His extensive work with the award-winning group 600 Highwaymen has been seen throughout the U.S. and Europe. BFA, MFA: NYU.

Bray Poor

Sound Design

Broadway: In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (LCT), The Real Thing (Roundabout), The American Plan (MTC). Off-Broadway: LCT3, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, NYTW, The Public, Signature, etc. Regional: The Old Globe. Trinity Repertory Company, ATL, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, among others. Recently won an Obie for Sustained Excellence for John at Signature.

Antonia Grilikhes-Lasky


Antonia Grilikhes-Lasky is a writer and dramaturg for film, theatre and television. She serves as a dramaturg and story consultant to writer Tony Kushner, on projects including iHo (The Public Theater) and the film Lincoln, and has helped to develop projects for The Public Theater, Signature Theatre, Berkeley Rep and HBO, among others. She has taught film and dramatic narrative at NYU and Columbia University, where she received an MFA in Film.

Libby Unsworth

Production Stage Manager

Broadway: Les Misérables; The Visit; Scandalous; Promises, Promises; 33 Variations; The Country Girl. Off- Broadway: Murder for Two (New World Stages), Bunnicula (DR2), Next Fall (Naked Angels), Jailbait (Cherry Lane), Unconditional (LAByrinth), Speech & Debate (Roundabout). Regional: Two River, 5th Avenue, Williamstown (eight seasons), Geffen, Goodspeed, Huntington. Touring: Prince of Broadway (Japan), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (arena tour). BFA, Boston University.

Ellen Goldberg

Stage Manager

Broadway: She Loves Me, Dames at Sea, Gigi. Off-Broadway: Kings (Women’s Project Theatre), Ghost Stories (Atlantic Theater Company), A Month in the Country (Classic Stage Company), Kung Fu (Signature Theatre), Fun Home (The Public Theater), Irma La Douce (Encores!). Off- Off Broadway: I’m Pretty Fucked Up (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Little Dancer (The Kennedy Center). Graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center.