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Blackbird - 2016 - Broadway

$39-$145

Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams will return to Broadway this season to star in David Harrower's Olivier Award-winning drama BLACKBIRD. The production, to be directed by Joe Mantello.

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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Belasco Theatre

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Blackbird


Michelle Williams soars in brutal 'Blackbird' on Broadway: review - NJ.com
Michelle Williams tears up the stage, literally and figuratively, in "Blackbird"...the "Brokeback Mountain" actress lurches from defiance to pleading, sputtering rage to romantic desperation, offering up an unforgettable portrait of a doomed soul who has long since lost agency over her own emotions. It's a half-terrifying, half-thrilling high-wire act that leaves the actress visibly exhausted -- and the audience in awe...directed here by Joe Mantello ("The Humans"), "Blackbird" is an unrelenting, unapologetically grim vision. But whether this 90-minute piece is actually saying anything new or original about the human condition -- or simply rubbing our noses in the muck of it all -- is tough to discern.

Review: Difficult 'Blackbird' stars Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels on Broadway - Chicago Tribune
Even with stars like Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels in the lead roles, and direction by Joe Mantello, "Blackbird" is far from a typical Broadway drama. For some of those attracted by the bold-face names, it surely will come as a sparse shock, a tough, toxic 80-minute ride into the corporate gray of fear and regret...this drama -- which I regard as one of the best pieces of writing of the last decade -- offers the uncompromising actress Williams the rare opportunity to contort body and soul into a character...What makes Williams' performance so distinctive and, to my mind, remarkable, is the way the corruption in her character's soul seems to occupy the limbs of the actress.


 



 

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by BroadwayWorld TV - June 9, 2016
Jeff Daniels has done it all. The actor is well known for his performances on TV and the big screen as well as his work as a musician and playwright. This season he has picked up his second Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play) for his portrayal of Ray in BLACKBIRD, opposite Michelle WIlliams. Below watch as Daniels admits that the news might make playing the brutal role every night a little less difficult.
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2016
Jeff Daniels stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his Tony-nominated role in Broadway's intense drama Blackbird.
by TV News Desk - June 9, 2016
Tony nominee Jeff Daniels visits NBC's THE TODAY SHOW this morning, where he'll discuss his role in Broadway's BLACKBIRD, co-starring Michelle Williams.
by Walter McBride - May 29, 2016
On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play nominee for BLACKBIRD, Michelle Williams, as captured by Walter McBride!
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016
Jeff Daniels stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk about receiving a Tony nomination for role in Broadway's BLACKBIRD.
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016
On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Play nominee for Blackbird, Jeff Daniels, as captured by Walter McBride!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016
It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2016
It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016
Michelle Williams is back on Broadway, and this time she is taking on a character whose story would make Sally Bowles' life seem like a picnic. She currently stars opposite Jeff Daniels as 'Una' in BLACKBIRD, a role that earned her a nomination (Best Perfrmance by Actress in a Leading Role in a Play). Below, watch as she explains why this is the hardest job she's ever had and why she just couldn't turn it down.
by TV News Desk - April 26, 2016
Michelle Williams stopped by last night's LATE SHOW and reminisced about the time she was starring in CABARET during the famous incident when Shia LaBeouf was arrested.
by TV News Desk - April 18, 2016
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.