VIDEO: BLACKBIRD's Michelle Williams Talks Show's Intensity: 'It's A Train That Takes Off'
Michelle Williams takes on a super-serious role in Broadway's Blackbird, opposite Jeff Daniels. The actress stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the show's intensity. "The amazing thing about it is that once you get started, there is no time to stop and think or to second guess yourself, it's just a train that takes off and leaves the station and you don't have a choice but to hang on."
David Harrower's Blackbird opened on Broadway March 10th. The Olivier Award-winning drama stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, and is directed by Joe Mantello. Blackbird is playing at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) for an 18-week limited engagement through June 11, 2016.
BLACKBIRD tells the story of Una and Ray. Fifteen years earlier they had a relationship and haven't set eyes on each other since. Now she's found him again.
BLACKBIRD premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival before moving on to London's West End where it won the Olivier Award for Best New Play in a production directed by Peter Stein. The drama was subsequently produced in New York by Manhattan Theatre Club in a production starring Jeff Daniels and Allison Pill, directed by Joe Mantello.
Watch the appearance below: