Like They Do in The Movies Off-Broadway

Like They Do in The Movies 2024

Run Time:
Two hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission
Opened: March 21, 2024
Closing: March 31, 2024

Like They Do in The Movies - 2024 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Perelman Performing Arts Center
251 Fulton Street New York, NY 10007

Tony Award® winner, Emmy Award® winner, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne is both the star and the playwright of this one-man tour de force which he describes as “the stories and lies people have told me. And that I have told myself.”

Mr. Fishburne has captured imaginations throughout his extraordinary career with unforgettable performances on stage and screen, from Ike Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It? (Academy Award® nomination for Best Actor), to Sterling Johnson in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running (Tony Award for Best Featured Actor), to his mind-bending turn as Morpheus in the blockbuster film series The Matrix.

Now he brings his legendary storytelling skills to PAC NYC for a World Premiere event helmed by Leonard Foglia, director of Mr. Fishburne’s acclaimed solo performance Thurgood on Broadway.


Like They Do in The Movies - 2024 - Off-Broadway Cast

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Like They Do in The Movies

‘Like They Do in the Movies’ Review: Laurence Fishburne Widens His Lens
8 / 10

Fishburne has the air of wisdom of someone who, having undertaken deep self-investigation, is eager to share his findings. (The restrained undulating projections designed by Elaine J. McCarthy have a light-behind-the-eyelids feel, evoking memory and contemplation.) To the question of legacy, Fishburne seems to say: It’s not the stage and screen roles that matter, but his powers of perception — of others and of himself. It’s a skill you don’t have to be a movie star to perfect.

Affecting autobiographical storytelling in Laurence Fishburne’s one-man show ‘Like They Do in the Movies’ at Off-Broadway’s PAC NYC
9 / 10

But no spoilers here; to see “more about that,” the truths Fishburne learned from the stories and lies he was told, and his masterful embodiment of a variety of disparate roles and emotions, don’t miss his galvanizing reflections and stellar performance in Like They Do in the Movies.

Photos: Laurence Fishburne Celebrates Opening Night of LIKE THEY DO IN THE MOVIES
by Bruce Glikas - March 22, 2024


See photos from inside opening night of Like They Do in the Movies, written and performed by Laurence Fishburne, at The Perelman Performing Arts Center.

Review Roundup: Laurence Fishburne in LIKE THEY DO IN THE MOVIES
by Nicole Rosky - March 22, 2024


Laurence Fishburne's Like They Do In The Movies, directed by Leonard Foglia, just celebrated its opening night at PAC NYC. Check out what the critics are saying about the new show.

Video: First Look at Laurence Fishburne's LIKE THEY DO IN THE MOVIES, Opening Tonight at PAC NYC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 21, 2024


Get a first look at Laurence' Fishburne's Like They Do In The Movies, opening tonight at PAC NYC!

Photos: Get a First Look at Laurence Fishburne's LIKE THEY DO IN THE MOVIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 13, 2024


Get a first look at photos of Laurence Fishburne's Like They Do In The Movies at PAC NYC. Learn more about the show written by and starring Fishburne himself and see how to purchase tickets.

Laurence Fishburne's LIKE THEY DO IN THE MOVIES Begins Performances This Weekend at PAC NYC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 8, 2024


The World Premiere of Like They Do in the Movies, written and performed by Laurence Fishburne, directed by Leonard Foglia, will begi performances at The Perelman Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 10.

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Like They Do in The Movies - 2024 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

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2024 Drama League Awards Disinguished Performance Laurence Fishburne

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