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Fool for Love - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

$70-$150

Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC; 4,000 Miles), Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday)and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard's (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.

Running Time:

One hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St.

Featured Reviews For Fool for Love


Fool for Love - TimeOut NY
...it's a welcome shock to see the actor stripped of all that allure in the opening tableau of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, in which Arianda plays bucking bronco to Sam Rockwell's dusty cowpoke. Slumped on a motel bed in unflattering, baggy clothes, head slung low, this is Arianda as a broken doll, as trashed as the grubby room around her. She may spring to life with a furious attack and eventually pour herself into a little red number, but Arianda's May is not the glamor fest one expects. Just as surprising is Rockwell's Eddie...here he seems to dig deep into painful places for Eddie, a tight-lipped fellow whose leathery exterior hides a frightened boy...Daniel Aukin's painterly diorama production benefits from key support from a fine Tom Pelphrey as May's bemused beau and Gordon Joseph Weiss as a spectral old-timer who may have fathered both fractious lovers (there's a whisper of Greek tragedy amidst the tumbleweeds). But it's Rockwell and Arianda who most strike the sparks, blow on the embers and get the fire raging.

'Fool for Love': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
...while there's no denying their combustible chemistry, I couldn't get past the impression that only Rockwell seems a natural inhabitant of Shepard country...The actor's loose physicality, his slyly ingratiating quality, his off-kilter swagger and insouciant humor all add flavor to a guy who has proved a fatal attraction for May since high school. He knows she's bad for him and vice versa, but he can't keep away...As May...[Arianda] works her blonde mane and long legs to bewitching effect, proving no less physical a performer than Rockwell. But the volatile characterization seems more studied than lived-in. May clings like a vine to Eddie one minute and then breaks their passionate kiss with a knee to the groin the next, but the desperation behind her push-pull instability in this production is unpersuasive.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2015
A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed, extended Broadway premiere of Fool for Love, by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Daniel Aukin begins the final two weeks of its limited engagement tonight at 7 PM at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement must close on Sunday, December 13. 
by Walter McBride - November 13, 2015
Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the company in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Caryn Robbins - November 13, 2015
On last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, guest Sam Rockwell chatted about his new Broadway play FOOL FOR LOVE and revealed that he practiced his lasso skills in a New York City park for his role in the show.
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015
After missing this weekend's performances of FOOL FOR LOVE at Manhattan Theatre Club, BroadwayWorld has confirmed that stars Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell will both return for tonight's (November 10) performance.
by Robert Diamond - November 8, 2015
This just in from the Manhattan Theatre Club, after announcing that they duo was out last night as well, today's message reads 'Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell are both sick and unfortunately will not be performing in FOOL FOR LOVE's Sunday, November 8 matinee. The show will go on with Amelia McClain and Aaron Roman Weiner in the roles of May and Eddie. If audience members have tickets for the matinee and would like to reschedule for a different performance, or receive a refund, they should contact their point of purchase.'
by Robert Diamond - November 7, 2015
This just in from the Manhattan Theatre Club 'Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell are both sick and unfortunately will not be performing in FOOD FOR LOVE today. The show will go on with Amelia McClain and Aaron Roman Weiner in the roles of May and Eddie. If audience members have tickets for tonight and would like to reschedule for a different performance, or receive a refund, they should contact their point of purchase.'
by Naomi Serviss - October 28, 2015
As The Old Man, Weiss takes it all in, as the tension builds and builds. 'There are so many moments that just take your breath away,' he said.
by Nicole Rosky - October 13, 2015
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced, that due to overwhelming demand, Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed Broadway premiere of Fool For Love, which opened on Thursday to critical raves, will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement must close on Sunday, December 13.
by TV - Opening Night Special - October 9, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Fool for Love by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin, stars Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell, Tom Pelphrey and Gordon Joseph Weiss. The limited engagement of Fool for Love opened Thursday, October 8 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and BroadwayWorld.com caught up with the stars following the performance. Check out what they had to say below!
by Walter McBride - October 9, 2015
The show opened last night to rave reviews and we celebrated with the cast, crew and creative team at the show's opening night party! 
by Walter McBride - October 9, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Fool for Love by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin, stars Nina Arianda, Sam Rockwell,Tom Pelphrey and Gordon Joseph Weiss. The limited engagement of Fool for Love opened Thursday, October 8 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). 
by Michael Dale - October 9, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club offers a new peek at Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell in a tense moment from Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE.
by Michael Dale - October 8, 2015
Arianda's emotionally conflicted performance is a gut-clutching character study representing the experiences of many more women.
by Review Roundups - October 8, 2015
FOOL FOR LOVE by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin opens tonight, October 8, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - October 8, 2015
FOOL FOR LOVE by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin is now in previews and opens tonight, October 8, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 6, 2015
Fool for Love by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin is now in previews and opens on Thursday, October 8 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look below!
by Tyler Peterson - September 25, 2015
Fool for Love by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard, directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin is now in previews and opens on Thursday, October 8 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced its rush policies for the productions of FOOL FOR LOVE (on Broadway at the Friedman Theatre) and RIPCORD (at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I). Scroll down for details!

Fool for Love Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Fool for Love have their been?
Fool for Love has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 2015.

What other awards has Fool for Love been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Nina AriandaDistinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Sam Rockwell and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fool for Love.

What productions of Fool for Love have their been?
Fool for Love has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 2015.

What awards has Fool for Love been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Nina AriandaDistinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Sam Rockwell and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Fool for Love.

What productions of Fool for Love have there been?
Fool for Love has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 2015.