Jessica Lange-Led LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Concludes Broadway Run Today
This season's revival of Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Ryan Murphy, concludes its limited Broadway run today, June 26th, 2016, after 22 previews and 62 regular performances.
The production featured Jessica Lange as "Mary Tyrone." Ms. Lange, already an Academy Award and Emmy Award winner, won this year's Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. The production also starred Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as "James Tyrone," Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as "James Tyrone, Jr.," and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as "Edmund Tyrone", and Colby Minifie as "Cathleen."
Jonathan Kent directs as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. This limited engagement of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT began on April 3, 2016, with an official opening on April 27, 2016 at the American Airlines Theatre.
It was nominated for seven 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play, Gabriel Byrne for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, Michael Shannon for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, Jane Greenwood for Best Costume Design in a Play, Jonathan Kent for Best Direction of a Play. The production won two awards: Jessica Lange for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play and Natasha Katz for Best Lighting Design in a Play.
Elegant in its simplicity yet limitless in its scope, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is the tale of an ordinary summer's day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author's personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth-and conceal-a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage.
Roundabout's history with Eugene O'Neill, one of America's most celebrated playwrights, dates back to 1983 with John Stix's production of Ah, Wilderness, starring Philip Bosco, followed by Desire Under the Elms, directed by Terry Schreiber (1984), the Tony Award-winning revival of Anna Christie, directed by David Leveaux, starring Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson (1993), and A Touch of the Poet, directed by Doug Hughes, starring Gabriel Byrne (2005).