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Blackbird - 2016 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

History:

Premiere
Run Type:Limited Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: February 05, 2016
Closing:June 11, 2016

Running Time:

One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Belasco Theatre (Broadway)

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Featured Reviews For Blackbird


'Blackbird,' with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, has bite - USA Today
Williams brings more of that slow-burning, nervous intensity to Una...Part of Blackbird's potency lies in Harrower's refusal to make Una either pathetic or especially likable, even as her utter devastation is revealed. Ray, similarly, is no two-dimensional monster; though he seeks to deny his demons, he has plainly done some battle with them...Daniels' performance, which was superb nine years ago, is better here -- at once more vital and more aching in its weariness, and still beautifully shaded, so that we see Ray's capacity to deceive himself and others. As his frustration and anger tip over into something more dangerous and sad, it becomes almost painful to watch the actor, but impossible to look away.

Blackbird: EW stage review - Entertainment Weekly
The material is self-evidently dark but the presentation is unrelentingly glum and lifeless..the play feels too severe and clandestine for such a big house...But the reason why audiences are drawn to the drama is because of the two plumb roles that offer a pair of performers the ultimate emotional tussle...Williams and Daniels are more than up to the challenge of going down the play's very dark road...And it just so happens that Daniels and Williams have both been working long enough as actors that we can picture what they would have looked like together. That my mind even went there is a testament to the play's dangerous pull. B


 



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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 Caryn Robbins - 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 Tyler Peterson - 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 Caryn Robbins - 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 Caryn Robbins - 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 Caryn Robbins - 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.

Blackbird Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Blackbird been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play for Blackbird.

What other awards has Blackbird been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jeff Daniels, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Michelle WilliamsOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for David Harrower and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Blackbird.

What awards has Blackbird been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jeff Daniels, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Michelle WilliamsOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for David Harrower and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Blackbird.

What productions of Blackbird have there been?
Blackbird has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007 and Broadway which opened in 2016.