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Playwrights Horizons (New York, NY)
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves)

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Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm & 7pm

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On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Big-hearted and fiercely funny. The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.


Playwrights Horizons Announces Final Extension for THE WHALE, Through 12/15Playwrights Horizons Announces Final Extension for THE WHALE, Through 12/15
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2012

Due to popular demand, Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has announced a second, final extension of its critically-acclaimed, sold-out New York premiere of The Whale, a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). Originally set to play a limited engagement through Sunday, December 2, the production originally extended to Sunday, December 9 and now extends to Saturday, December 15 at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). This additional week represents the final extension possible for the production. (more...)

Review - The Whale:  Lonely RoomReview - The Whale: Lonely Room
by Ben Peltz - November 10, 2012

You know those people who can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound?  Charlie, the central character of Samuel D. Hunter's touching drama The Whale, isn't one of them.  Charlie's dietary habits declined in a sharp downward spiral after losing his lover under tragic circumstances.  He lives a reclusive existence in his Idaho home, teaching how to write basic essays from his laptop while spread across his couch, with his students able to hear his voice, but never see his face.  When he last used a scale, Charlie weighed in at 550 pounds.  He suspects to be close to 600 now. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE WHALE's Opening After PartyPhoto Coverage: THE WHALE's Opening After Party
by Walter McBride - November 6, 2012

The Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), opened last night, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE WHALE Opening Night- Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - November 6, 2012

The Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), opened last night, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the opening night arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE WHALE's Opening Night Curtain CallPhoto Coverage: Inside THE WHALE's Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - November 6, 2012

The Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), opened last night, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Check out photos from the big opening below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' THE WHALE, Starring Cassie Beck, Shuler Hensley and More, Opens Tonight, 11/5Playwrights Horizons' THE WHALE, Starring Cassie Beck, Shuler Hensley and More, Opens Tonight, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2012

Playwrights Horizons' production The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), is directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage) and opens tonight, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

THE WHALE Resumes Performances at Playwrights Horizons Tonight, 10/31THE WHALE Resumes Performances at Playwrights Horizons Tonight, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2012

This just in: the Playwrights Horizons production of The Whale resumes performances TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shuler Hensley and More in THE WHALE at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at Shuler Hensley and More in THE WHALE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2012

Previews began Friday, October 12 for the Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage), the production has an Opening Night set for Monday, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). Get a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting LIVEforFIVE Entries for THE WHALEPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting LIVEforFIVE Entries for THE WHALE
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2012

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Wednesday, October 3, for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere of The Whale, a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage). Due to the overwhelming response to Playwrights Horizons' 2012/2013 season, all productions are now playing longer runs to accommodate the larger subscription base. The limited engagement of The Whale, originally announced through Sunday, November 18, will now play through Sunday, December 2. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons' THE WHALE, Starring Cassie Beck, Shuler Hensley and More, to Run Through Dec 2Playwrights Horizons' THE WHALE, Starring Cassie Beck, Shuler Hensley and More, to Run Through Dec 2
by BWW News Desk - October 1, 2012

Previews begin Friday, October 12 for the Playwrights Horizons' production of The Whale, the New York premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise). Directed by Davis McCallum (February House, A Bright New Boise, the upcoming Water By the Spoonful at Second Stage), the production has an Opening Night set for Monday, November 5 at 7PM at Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

 
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