BWW TV Exclusive: Michael Grandage on Bringing Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Back to Broadway with Forest Whitaker
The Broadway revival of Hughie, starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood will begin performances on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre, with opening night on Feb. 25, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive interview director Michael Grandage, where he discusses the HUGHIE's themes, humor, and bringing the show back for a new generation of audiences!
Summer, 1928. New York City. Beyond the bright lights of the Great White Way, a small-time gambler and big-time drinker returns to the faded hotel he has made his home. He encounters a new night clerk at the front desk and as the early hours of the morning give way to another dawn, he continues to chase the American Dream in order to survive.Hughie is a rarely seen theatrical masterpiece that beautifully investigates the themes of loneliness and redemption and offers a unique insight into the human condition.
Michael Grandage reunites with the entire creative team from his Tony Award® winning production of Red and his current West End hit Photograph 51 starring Nicole Kidmanincluding Tony Award®winnerChristopher Oram (Sets & Costumes), Tony Award® winner Neil Austin (Lights) and Tony Award® winner Adam Cork (Sound). Each designer received a Tony Award® for their work on the production of Red.
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