Grace 2012

Run Time:
90 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: October 4, 2012
Closing: January 06, 2013

Grace - 2012 - Broadway History , Info & More

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).








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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Grace

Theater review: ‘Grace’ on Broadway
4 / 10

Despite a starry cast, numerous showy narrative devices and heady geek-speak about time and space, the production goes in circles as it questions God’s amazing grace. In the end, we’re left with all the illumination of “stuff happens.”

Theater review: Saving 'Grace'
8 / 10

Although the most widely known name is irreverent-humor heartthrob Paul Rudd, as the eminent head of the household, 'Grace' offers an all-around impressive cast. Kate Arrington plays a dutiful Christian housewife who isn't as well-drawn as the men but aptly demonstrates the paradox of virtue. Michael Shannon is subtly show-stealing as a disfigured and disenchanted NASA scientist...Multiple Emmy-winner Ed Asner, back onstage for the first time in more than two decades, only has two brief scenes as a pest-control technician — but they're the two that perhaps most characterize the message of 'Grace.' Together, the four actors exude as much presence as a larger ensemble thanks to their conviction and expertly allotted energy.

Photo Coverage: Paul Rudd & Cast of GRACE Celebrate Cort Theatre's 100th Anniversary
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!

Broadway's Cort Theatre Celebrates 100th Birthday, 12/20
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.

STAGE TUBE: Ed Asner Invites Audiences to GRACE's Final Weeks
by Kelsey Denette - 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.

VIDEO: GRACE's Paul Rudd Visits TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - 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!

VIDEO: GRACE's Ed Asner Visits 'Good Day NY'
by Caryn Robbins - 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!

Photo Flash: GRACE Cast Celebrates Ed Asner's Birthday!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

STAGE TUBE: Michael Shannon Chats GRACE on 'Good Day NY'
by Caryn Robbins - 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!

GRACE's Michael Shannon and Rockit Ranch's Billy Dec Co-Host AROT's 20th Anniversary Gala Tonight, 11/12
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.

STAGE TUBE: Michael Shannon Talks GRACE on BIG MORNING BUZZ
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

GRACE to Host Post-Show Talkback With Author Elizabeth Gilbert, 10/17
by Kelsey Denette - 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.

Photo Coverage: GRACE's Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and Paul Rudd Get Sardi's Caricatures!
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!

FREEZE FRAME: GRACE's Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and Paul Rudd at Sardi's Caricature Unveiling
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!

TV: Inside Opening Night of GRACE with Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Cast of GRACE Appears at Apple Store Soho, Hosts Guest Talkbacks, Beginning Today, Oct 8
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.

Photo Coverage: GRACE Opening Night 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 star studded red carpet arrivals!

Photo Coverage: GRACE Opening Night After 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 cast and creative team at the opening night party!

Photo Coverage: GRACE Opening Night Curtain Call
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!

Review Roundup: GRACE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - October 4, 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, opens tonight, October 4, 2012 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...

TV: Sneak Peek of Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Ed Asner and More in GRACE - Performance Highlights!
by Nicole Rosky - October 4, 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, opens tonight on Broadway. BroadwayWorld brings you just released highlights from the show below!

Photo Flash: GRACE, Starring Paul Rudd and Ed Asner, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by Kelsey Denette - October 4, 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, opens tonight on Broadway.

Cast of GRACE to Appear at Apple Store Soho, Host Guest Talkbacks, Beginning October 8
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 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.

BWW Interviews: DEBUT OF THE MONTH: GRACE's Kate Arrington
by Caryn Robbins - September 28, 2012


The talented actress chatted with BWW about her new play, GRACE, which she describes as 'a comedy, but God knows, it's a lot more than that!'

Grace History

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Grace - 2012 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Paul Rudd
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Michael Shannon
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Play 0

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