A Life in the Theatre - Broadway

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Tony®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek, Macbeth) joins Emmy Award nominee T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy, Noises Off) in Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet's loving and laugh-filled look at the state of the arts -- A Life in the Theatre. A behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both a dressing room and the spotlight, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: Robert, an older, experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage. John at first welcomes Robert’s guidance, but soon overshadows his mentor. From rehearsals to reprisals, from ego trips to acting tips, the play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next - a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermision

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

(New York, NY)
236 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For A Life in the Theatre


A Life in the Theatre - The Hollywood Reporter
You can practically feel Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight's joy in performing in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's 1977 "A Life in the Theatre." With his well-honed physicality and booming stentorian voice, Stewart is a master at conveying vainglorious self-regard. And Knight, who worked extensively on the New York stage before his Emmy-nominated, personally stormy stint on "Grey's Anatomy," seems delighted to be back.

Mamet Goes Sentimental In 'A Life in the Theatre' - Associated Press
Mamet wrote the play more than 33 years ago — a bold move for a 30-year-old. He would go on to stunning, explosive work, but left behind a work that shows a very different side to one of America's greatest playwrights: a sentimental one.


 

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by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2010
The Broadway production of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight will close on November 28, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2010
BroadwayWorld.com has just confirmed that the Broadway production of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight will close on November 28, 2010. The show opened on October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement was scheduled to play through January 2nd, 2011.
by Michael Dale - November 6, 2010
The only press night offered for the Public LAB's premiere production of playwright/director Richard Nelson's That Hopey Changey Thing was this past Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 7pm.  Given that the play actually takes place on Tuesday. November 2nd, 2010 at 7pm (America's Election Night, for my plethora of foreign readers) I was rather hopey that the text might, in fact, wind up being changey, depending on the news of returns coming in during the play's 90 minutes.  No such luck.  But even in its frozen state, the piece is sharp, engrossing and superbly acted.
by Ken Fallin - October 15, 2010
BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to present illustrator Ken Fallin, who brings you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's feature: T.R. Knight and Patrick Stewart in A LIFE IN THE THEATRE.
by Broadway Beat - October 13, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight opened last night October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld were on hand for the opening night and bring you interviews with Patrick Stewart, T.R. Knight and Neil Pepe along with highlights from the show!
by Walter McBride - October 13, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight opened last night October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening performance arrivals and brings you photo coverage below!
by Walter McBride - October 13, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight opened last night October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night after party and brings you photo coverage below!
by Walter McBride - October 13, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight opened last night October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night curtain call and brings you photo coverage below!
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring PATRICK STEWART and T.R. KNIGHT will begin previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially open on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011, making it the first show to announce its closing in 2011.
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 11, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight began previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially opens on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. The b-roll has just been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight began previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially opens on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. The production photos have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below!
by Broadway Beat - August 27, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight will begin previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially open on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. The show's two stars and director met the press on August 25th and Broadway Beat was there!
by Walter McBride - August 26, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight will begin previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially open on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011. The show's two stars and director met the press on August 25th and BroadwayWorld.com was there!
by Walter McBride - August 23, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight will begin previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially open on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011, making it the first show to announce its closing in 2011.
by BWW News Desk - July 12, 2010
The Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre, starring PATRICK STEWART and T.R. KNIGHT will begin previews on September 21st, 2010 and officially open on Tuesday, October 12th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th St.). Its limited engagement will play through January 2nd, 2011, making it the first show to announce its closing in 2011.
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2010
Acclaimed actor T.R. KNIGHT is set to return to the New York stage starring alongside SIR PATRICK STEWART in the Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A Life in the Theatrein the role of 'John'.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2010
The upcoming Broadway premiere of David Mamet's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, which will star award winning actor PATRICK STEWART, will play THE GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE (236 West 45th Street). Rehearsals start on August 23rd, 2010, with performances beginning on September 17th, 2010.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2010
As previously announced, acclaimed Tony Award nominated actor Sir Patrick Stewart will return to Broadway in David Mamet's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE. Today, Variety reported that the production will play Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, following the exit of A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE June 6.