The Year of Magical Thinking

Booth Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 45th St.
New York, NY
Running Time
One hour and 35 minutes, with no intermission
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In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning and best-selling memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful theatrical experience.

Vanessa Redgrave Featured on 5/11 'Theater Talk'
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2007

On Friday, May 11 at 12 AM on Thirteen, 'Theater Talk' will welcome legendary actress Vanessa Redgrave, now starring on Broadway in Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking. (more...)

The Year Of Magical Thinking: Two Women Alone
by Michael Dale - April 23, 2007

Just as everyone deals with the grief of the loss of a loved one in their own personal way, I imagine individual reactions to this stage adaptation of Joan Didion's memoir recounting her own grieving process after the loss of her husband, will be quite varied and, ultimately, personal. (more...)

'Magical Thinking' Featured on 'Today Show,' April 13
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2007

The Year of Magical Thinking will be featured on 'The Today Show' on Friday morning, April 13, between 8:30-9:00AM (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at Year of Magical Thinking
by Walter McBride - March 30, 2007

The Year of Magical Thinking, starring Vanessa Redgrave and based on the best-selling memoir by Joan Didion, opened at the Booth Theatre on March 29th, and BroadwayWorld was there for the star-studded evening! (more...)

Didion's Year of Magical Thinking Premieres March 29
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2007

The Year of Magical Thinking will enjoys its world premiere March 29, at Broadway's Booth Theatre. The one-woman production, written by acclaimed author Joan Didion and based on her best-selling memoir, stars Vanessa Redgrave (Oscar-winner for Julia) and will run for a limited engagement of 24 weeks. David Hare directs. (more...)

The Year of Magical Thinking Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 6, 2007

Performances of The Year of Magical Thinking begin tonight, Tuesday, March 6. (more...)

BWW TV: The Year Of Magical Thinking with Vanessa Redgrave
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2007 is pleased to bring you this special video featuring the legendary Vanessa Redgrave and author Joan Didion as they discuss the highly anticipated production of 'The Year of Magical Thinking' which begins previews on March 6th at Broadway's Booth Theater. (more...)

Didion & Redgrave to Discuss 'Magical Thinking' on NPR
by BWW News Desk - February 7, 2007

Joan Didion and Vanessa Redgrave will be featured on NPR's 'Morning Edition' on Thursday, February 8 discussing The Year of Magical Thinking with host Renee Montagne. (more...)

'Magical Thinking' Tix Now Available to Am Ex Holders
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2006

Tickets to The Year of Magical Thinking, starring Academy Award- and Tony Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave, are now on sale to holders of American Express cards (more...)