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Hughie Revival 2016

Run Time:
One hour and five minutes, with no intermission
Ages: 11+
Opened: February 25, 2016
Closing: March 27, 2016

Hughie - 2016 - Broadway History , Info & More

Booth Theatre (Broadway)
222 West 45th St. New York, NY

Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan. Forest Whitaker will make his highly anticipated Broadway debut as Erie Smith, a drunken, small time hustler who is mourning the recent death of the hotel's night clerk, Hughie. Erie regales the new night clerk with tall-tales of his glory days and times spent with Hughie.

HUGHIE, by four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Prize Laureate Eugene O'Neill, will be directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner winner Michael Grandage.


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Theater Review: 'Hughie'
6 / 10

Whitaker, under the direction of Michael Grandage, gives us the character's surface. His Erie is a pleasant-enough guy with a genial laugh, but there isn't a vital arc to his story. The actor is a warm presence, but not much more.

Theater review: Forest Whitaker makes Broadway debut in Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie'
2 / 10

This 'Hughie' is hooey. It's not that Forest Whitaker's acting is bad in this high-profile revival. It's that this likeable Oscar winner is not doing any discernible acting to speak of...Whitaker...is simply reciting his lines rather than embodying Erie Smith...Whitaker offers was no connection or depth. That's a shame, since there's plenty to play as Erie, who's down on his luck and living on illusions...Director Michael Grandage...comes up short with a production that lacks high points...Christopher Oram's scenic design is an unqualified success...If you tire of Whitaker's disconnected talk, gaze at the faded tin ceiling or the broken elevator. They're subtle signs of former glory.

BWW Flashback: Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Marissa Sblendorio - March 27, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially closes today, Sunday, March 27th, 2017, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE was a limited engagement.

HUGHIE, Starring Forest Whitaker, to Close This Month at Broadway's Booth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2016


BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, starring Forest Whitaker in his Broadway debut, will continue for three more three weeks, with its final performance at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) slated for Sunday, March 27, 2016.

TV: Watch a New TV Spot for Forest Whitaker-Led HUGHIE!
by Nicole Rosky - March 3, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially opened last week at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement. Check out a new TV spot for the show below!

VIDEO: HUGHIE's Forest Whitaker Says Broadway Debut Has Been a 'Vulnerable' Experience
by Caryn Robbins - February 26, 2016


On today's LIVE with Kelly and Michael's a special Pre-Oscar celebration, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker talked about making his Broadway debut in the revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE

TV: HUGHIE Returns to Broadway with Forest Whitaker & Frank Wood!
by TV - Opening Night Special - February 26, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially opened last night, February 25, 2016, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can go check out what the company had to say after the curtain went down below!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HUGHIE!
by Walter McBride - February 26, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially opened last night, February 25, 2016, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

Photo Coverage: Forest Whitaker & Frank Wood Celebrate Opening Night of HUGHIE on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - February 26, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially opened last night, February 25, 2016, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the post-show celebration below!

Photo Coverage: Forest Whitaker & Frank Wood Take Opening Night Bows in HUGHIE!
by Walter McBride - February 26, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially opened last night, February 25, 2016, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!

Review Roundup: HUGHIE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - February 25, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially opens tonight, February 25, 2016, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...

BWW Review: Forest Whitaker Undistinguished in a Handsomely Designed HUGHIE
by Michael Dale - February 25, 2016


The Oscar-winner makes his Broadway debut with what is essentially an hour-long monologue.

Broadway Revival of HUGHIE, Starring Forest Whitaker, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), officially opens tonight, February 25, 2016, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street).

Thousands of NYC Students See HUGHIE with New 'Access for All' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2016


The producers of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage, recently announced the launch of ACCESS FOR ALL, a partnership with Broadway For All.

Photo Flash: Inside Harvey Weinstein's Star-Studded HUGHIE Gathering
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2016


Last night, February 18, Harvey Weinstein hosted a star-studded performance of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE -- starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street) -- followed by and intimate reception in celebration of director Michael Grandage and Whitaker, who is making his Broadway debut. Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE opens Thursday, February 25, 2016, in a strictly limited engagement. Scroll down for photos from the party!

Thousands of NYC Students to See HUGHIE with New 'Access for All' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2016


The producers of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie, starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage, just announced the launch of ACCESS FOR ALL, a partnership with Broadway For All.

VIDEO: Forest Whitaker Says Broadway's HUGHIE 'Gave Me a Great Opportunity'
by Caryn Robbins - February 10, 2016


This morning the actor stopped by NBC's TODAY to speak with Al Roker and Natalie Morales about the play and making his Broadway debut.

Photo Coverage: Forest Whitaker Takes First Broadway Bows in HUGHIE
by Walter McBride - February 10, 2016


Preview performances began earlier this week for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award® winner, Golden Globe Award® winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award® winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award® winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), Hughie will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from their first curtain call below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Forest Whitaker & Frank Wood in HUGHIE; Previews Begin Tonight!
by Nicole Rosky - February 8, 2016


Preview performances begin tonight for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill'sHUGHIE starring Academy Award® winner, Golden Globe Award® winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award® winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award® winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), Hughie will play a strictly limited engagement. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Broadway Revival of HUGHIE with Forest Whitaker Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 8, 2016


The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), begins performances tonight, February 8, 2016, and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street).

Broadway's HUGHIE & Time Out New York Partner for '25 For $25' Ticket Program
by Tyler Peterson - February 3, 2016


25 seats for every performance of the Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's one-act masterpiece HUGHIE, will be available for $25 each.  Starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood, HUGHIE has teamed with TIME OUT NEW YORK to make Broadway accessible to everyone with specially priced advanced tickets available at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200).  Limit of 2 $25 tickets to HUGHE per customer.

TV: Forest Whitaker & Company Prepare to Bring HUGHIE to Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - January 30, 2016


Rehearsals began earlier this month for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will begin performances on Monday, February 8, 2016 and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage(Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), Hughie will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the company and you can check out what they had to say about the process so far below!

Photo Coverage: Inside the First Day of Rehearsal for HUGHIE, with Forest Whitaker!
by Jennifer Broski - January 19, 2016


Rehearsals began today for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will begin performances on Monday, February 8, 2016 and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage(Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), Hughie will play a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld was there for the first day of rehearsal and you can check out photos below!

Broadway Revival of HUGHIE with Forest Whitaker Begins Rehearsals Today
by Tyler Peterson - January 19, 2016


Rehearsals began today for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler, Southpaw) and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels In America, Clybourne Park), which will begin performances on Monday, February 8, 2016 and officially open on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45 Street). Directed by Tony Award winner and Olivier Award winner Michael Grandage (Photograph 51, Red, Frost/Nixon), HUGHIE will play a strictly limited engagement.

TV Exclusive: Michael Grandage on Bringing Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE Back to Broadway with Forest Whitaker
by Tyler Peterson - January 13, 2016


Themes, The Broadway revival of Hughie, starring Academy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner & BAFTA winner Forest Whitaker and Tony Award winner Frank Wood will begin performances on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 at Broadway's Booth Theatre, with opening night on Feb. 25, 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive interview director Michael Grandage, where he discusses the HUGHIE's themes, humor, and bringing the show back for a new generation of audiences!

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Hughie - 2016 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play Neil Austin
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design for a Play Christopher Oram
2016 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Christopher Oram

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