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Hughie - 2016 - Broadway

$55-$149

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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and five minutes, with no intermission

Booth Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Hughie


Theater review: Forest Whitaker makes Broadway debut in Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie' - NY Daily News
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 Review: Forest Whitaker Undistinguished in a Handsomely Designed HUGHIE - BroadwayWorld
The play is essentially a monologue for Erie, as he tries making buddies with the new, disinterested night clerk in an attempt to change his luck...Sadly, Whitaker's performance is far too undistinguished...Under Michael Grandage's direction, he's a rather ordinary, friendly presence, who continually speaks in a repetitive sing-songy rhythm. There's little depth, or even vocal variety in his portrayal and the proceedings get dull quickly. It would be unfair to say that Wood steals the show with his tiny role, but his fine, understated turn is a lovely display of a stage actor's craft.


 



 

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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.
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
by TV News Desk - 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
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!
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!
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!
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!
by Michael Dale - February 25, 2016
The Oscar-winner makes his Broadway debut with what is essentially an hour-long monologue.
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...
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).
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.
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!
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.
by TV News Desk - 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.
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!
by BWW News Desk - 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!
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).