Grace - Broadway

A thrilling cast combines with one of theater's truly original voices, in this enthralling Broadway premiere that asks: are we in control of our lives or is there something else at work? With a grippingly innovative dramatic structure, Grace follows a wide-eyed young couple (Rudd & Arrington) as they start a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida, with big plans to open a chain of Gospel motels. An agitated neighbor (Shannon) and a caustic exterminator (Asner) complete the eclectic foursome as destinies collide in this intensely entertaining and suspenseful journey to the edge of your seat.



Grace first premiered to critical acclaim at The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC in 2004, and was subsequently seen in a celebrated production at Northlight Theater in Chicago, and at the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles (where it received 3 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards including Best Play).







Schedule

Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission

Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Grace


Review: Broadway 'Grace' deeply thoughtful, crisp - Associated Press
The unraveling of Steve is at the heart of this play, and it is a sad and wondrous thing to watch Rudd, the childlike man of Judd Apatow films, go from a smug, big-smiling, self-assured guy to a shattered man whose faith has evaporated and who now holds a revolver…[Asner] has the comedy timing perfectly, not surprisingly, but it's also nice to see his angry side, too…Shannon and Arrington, a real-life couple, are stage animals through-and-through, and we are the beneficiaries.

New York Review: GRACE - Philadelphia Inquirer
Local audiences might remember a terrific production of Grace by the Luna Theatre four years ago. It’s a play made for an intimate space, requiring a cast of subtle actors and a director who loves irony and can tolerate ambiguity. Judging by the current Broadway production, the script is not served so well by giving it a starry cast and an immense stage. The play is still intriguing and provocative and startling, but it’s essentially Off-Broadway material, suffering, under Dexter Bullard’s direction, from size and slickness.


 



 

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by Jennifer Broski - December 21, 2012
Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), just celebrated its 100th Anniversary yesterday, December 20th. The theatre, which opened on December 20, 1912 with a Peg O'My Heart starring Laurette Taylor, is currently home to the Broadway Premiere of Grace, which will end its limited engagement on January 6, 2013. It will next be home to the World Premiere production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, a new play written by Richard Greenberg, which starts performances on Monday, March 4 and opens on Wednesday, March 20. The Cort Theatre is owned and operated by The Shubert Organization. Check out photos from the celebration below!
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2012
Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), will celebrate its 100th Anniversary tomorrow (Thursday, December 20th). The theatre, which opened on December 20, 1912 with a Peg O'My Heart starring Laurette Taylor, is currently home to the Broadway Premiere of Grace, which will end its limited engagement on January 6, 2013. It will next be home to the World Premiere production of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's, a new play written by Richard Greenberg, which starts performances on Monday, March 4 and opens on Wednesday, March 20. The Cort Theatre is owned and operated by The Shubert Organization.
by Stage Tube - December 5, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened on October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). It will close January 6, and Asner invites audiences to catch the final weeks in the video below.
by TV News Desk - November 30, 2012
GRACE star Paul Rudd visited with Matt Lauer of NBC's TODAY show yesterday morning. The talented actor discussed why he decided that now was the time to get back to Broadway instead of continuing with his busy movie career. Check out the appearance below!
by TV News Desk - November 20, 2012
Ed Asner stopped by 'Good Day NY' this morning to chat about the hit Broadway play 'Grace' and his Award winning turn as iconic TV character 'Lou Grant'. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened on October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Asner just celebrated his 83rd birthday at the Cort Theatre and you can check out photos from the celebration below!
by Stage Tube - November 16, 2012
Michael Shannon is currently making his Broadway debut in the hit drama GRACE. The talented actor stopped by 'Good Day NY' this morning to chat about the show. When asked if working with legendary actor Ed Asner was comparable to playing tennis with Andre Agassi, the actor joked, 'With him, it's more like Billy Jean King,' but quickly added, 'No, we love Ed.' Check out his appearance below!
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2012
A Red Orchid Theatre's (AROT) Board of Trustees and Gala Committee, together with Rockit Ranch Productions, presents the 2012 A Red Orchid Gala.The 2012 Gala will celebrate 20 years of creating exceptional, ensemble-based theater in Chicago.
by Stage Tube - November 6, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened on October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). In the video below, Shannon chats with VH1's 'Big Morning Buzz' about starring in the show. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2012
GRACE on Broadway has announced that international best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat Pray Love) will participate in a post-show conversation about the play as it relates to issues of faith directly following the Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm performance of the show.
by Walter McBride - October 10, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened on October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you full coverage from last night's caricature unveiling at Sardi's with Shannon, Asner and Rudd below!
by Walter McBride - October 9, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened on October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a photo from tonight's caricature unveiling at Sardi's with Shannon, Asner and Rudd below! Check back soon for full coverage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 8, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened on October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all of the opening night festivities, and in the video below, he chats with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below!
by BWW News Desk - October 8, 2012
Grace, the acclaimed dark comedy written by award-winning writer Craig Wright (Mistakes Were Made, Recent Tragic Events, "Six Feet Under") and directed by Dexter Bullard (Tracy Letts' BUG), today announced a series of special events throughout the month of October in support of the the show's Broadway premiere.
by Walter McBride - October 5, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened last night, October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Check out pictures below of the star studded red carpet arrivals!
by Walter McBride - October 5, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened last night, October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Check out pictures below of the cast and creative team at the opening night party!
by Walter McBride - October 5, 2012
Craig Wright's Grace, starring Paul Rudd and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner, opened last night, October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Check out pictures below of the opening night curtain call!