The ice caps are melting, there's overpopulation, political unrest; everything's going to hell in a handcart – why on earth would someone bring a baby into this world?

Directed by Matthew Warchus, Claire Foy and Matt Smith perform in Duncan Macmillan's hilarious emotional rollercoaster of a play about a couple wrestling with life’s biggest dilemmas.


Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes with no intermission

Old Vic Theatre

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by Stephen Mosher - Sep 9, 2019
Goldie Dver talks and sings of life from tragedy to triumph in a very personal journey, BACK IN MAMA'S ARMS at Don't Tell Mama
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 8, 2019
Ateneo de Manila University's Blue Repertory attempts to answer the essential question: is everything, everyone interconnected in its 28th theatrical season premiere, the song cycle a?oeThe Theory of Relativity.a?? The production plays at the Fine Arts Black Box Theatre, Ateneo de Manila University campus in Quezon City from September 12-29, 2019, with evening and matinee performances.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Casting announced for the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway play The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four-week season on Tuesday, 1 October 2019.
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Craig Morgan's faith-filled tribute to his son Jerry — “The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost” — released Friday (8/30) to an overwhelming response. Fans immediately took to social media to share their own personal journeys with loss and the hope the song inspires:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
King's Head Theatre and Making Productions are pleased to announce casting for Robert Chesley's play Jerker, which returns to London for the first time in 29 years. Tibu Fortes will play Bert and Tom Joyner will play J R, directed by Ben Anderson. Jerker runs at the Kings Head Theatre between 30 October and 23 November 2019 (press night Friday 1 November).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Dramatic Repertory Company announces its 2019/2020 Season with Maine & World Premiere productions.
by Kelsey Lawler - Sep 25, 2019
Every so often, a Broadway show comes along that speaks to the present generation. A show that resonates with a powerful, relatable message for the here and now. People lose their minds over such a spectacle because they feel heard and see a glimmer of themselves -- their struggles, hopes, fears -- reflected in art. For that reason, Dear Evan Hansen is an important piece of theater in 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
On Monday, October 7th, 2019, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 5th annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC.
by Marianka Swain - Sep 24, 2019
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Annie Baker's latest to Ealing comedy and a royal reunion, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Last night, Florence + the Machine played the second of two sold-out shows in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the nearly 2000-year-old theater in the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. The show was the culmination of 18 months of touring behind her latest album, High As Hope. 
by Charlotte Downes - Sep 15, 2019
The Last Night of the Proms is the culmination of the world's biggest musical festival. It's less a concert, more a cultural experience. The Royal Albert Hall is transformed with flags, banners, balloons and a tangible party atmosphere. The occasional glimpse of an inflatable flamingo or helium parrot just added to the evening's charm and eccentricity.
by Don Grigware - Sep 14, 2019
I had the following to say about playwright Joshua Harmon' s play Bad Jews: 'Excessively harsh reality is at the core of most contemporary dramedies. A character cannot be rude or abrasive enough to arouse a viewer's attention or glean laughs. It's particularly characteristic of the irritating females who talk too fast, too loud and scream their shrewish lungs out. It makes me happy that I live alone; and yes, I do care and respect others and their feelings; but, being pleasant nowadays is considered boring and in drama, it will never win awards, so on with the show. ' Harmon's current play Skintight is receiving its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse and star Idina Menzel's character Jodi is another shrewish female, selfish and most definitely in need of a lesson or two about how to treat others. The play has already been extended through October 12. It boasts a dynamic six person cast and is worth your time.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
The Old Vic today announces details for How to Save the World in its Lungs Voices Off series. A panel discussion about climate change in association with Mishcon de Reya and WWF, tickets go on general sale on Fri 13 Sep.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan, directed by Keith Powell Beyland, playing November 8 - 17, 2019. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Duncan Macmillan's Lungs is directed by Matthew Warchus and stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith. The show has previews from 14 October.
by Marianka Swain - Oct 22, 2019
With Extinction Rebellion looming large in the capital, it's canny programming to revive Duncan Macmillan's 2011 play about a couple debating the merits of having a child a?' including fears about how introducing another person might impact the planet. The play also gets a boost from the starry casting of The Crown's Claire Foy and Matt Smith, whose established chemistry is a huge asset here.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
Duncan Macmillan's Lungs is directed by Matthew Warchus and stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith. The show began previews on 14 October. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Baby Goes Down is a new play by Tessa Barlow-Ochshorn and Nora Kaye being workshopped at the The Baumann in Bushwick, NY November 14th, 15th and 16th at 7:30 pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Trap Door Theatre Presents THE WHITE PLAGUE.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Tina a?" The Tina Turner Musical: Original Cast Recording is available worldwide on CD, both online and in stores, starting today, Friday, October 11. Featuring the original London cast, the album was released for download and streaming earlier this year. The release will coincide with the musical's first Broadway preview at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Saturday, October 12. The CD features a 20-page booklet, which includes liner notes, synopsis, and production and studio photography. The album was recorded in February 2019 at Angel Studios and RAK Studios, produced by the show's Music Supervisor Nicholas Skilbeck and Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced by Tom Kelly. To download or stream the album, or order the CD, please visit
by Jude Hebit - Nov 2, 2019
In 2008, I was one of the few who was privileged enough to see a?oeGlory Daysa?? open (and close) on Broadway. So, when I saw that the show was in our area I made it a priority to attend. My anticipation for what I had hoped to witness did not go unfilled as Rise Above Performing Arts delivered a passionate rendition of this much maligned musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Cleveland Play House (CPH), takes audiences on a journey through grief, healing, falling in love, and (re)discovering all that life has to offer in Every Brilliant Thing, written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. Performances run from November 23rd - December 22nd in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed by CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, he cast includes Tarah Flanagan and Alex Brightwell in alternating performances. Tickets range from $25-$97 and can be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000 or online at Cleveland Play House is proud to recognize sponsors Anne Marie and Bill Warren, and Nancy Hancock Griffith.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Australia's King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced two massive career-spanning marathon shows for Spring 2020. The shows, which will run for three hours and incorporate material from all 15 of the band's records, will take place at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA on April 18, 2020 and at Red Rocks in Morrison, CA on May 6, 2020. Pre-sale tickets to the shows will be available this Thursday, November 14 at 10am PT, and tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 15 at 10am PT. See below for the full list of currently-announced tour dates.
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - May 8, 2019
Nostalgia. The dictionary defines it as a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with a happy personal association. For me, nothing defines it better than the words 'The Lion King'. I still remember how I felt the first time I saw Mufasa hanging on to the cliff for dear life or hearing the words 'Hakuna Matata'. The iconic movie is clearly a part of my childhood memories. I watched over and over again my favorite Disney film on my family's VCR player. I also clearly remember the madness and sheer joy it brought to Broadway when I was just a little girl. That same little girl within me that still loves everything Disney (as a true Floridian does) can't wait to see Disney's The Lion King at The Adrienne Arsht Center, May 8 through the 26. Disney's The Lion King is making its triumphant return to the Arsht Center! With all the magic found in the film, the musical out does itself. Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Stratford's Square One Theatre presents Joanna McClelland Glass' 'Trying' now through M ay 19, 2019.
by Brandon Horwin - May 6, 2019
Matthew Morrison and Shoshana been lit up the stage at the Strathmore's Annual Spring Gala in North Bethesda on Saturday. The evening started out with Shoshana Bean's jazz set which perfectly showcased her incredible voice. Bean's set included many songs from her 2018 album 'Spectrum' which she expressed was an album that was rooted in and inspired by music from her childhood. Bean opened her set with a song from this album entitled 'Remember the Day' - an electrifying jazz song which showcased Bean's exquisite voice and personality. She had the audience in the palm of her hand from the first note. Bean continued with songs from 'Spectrum' including 'I Wanna Be Around' and 'Strange Thunder.' Bean introduced her music director and producer David Cook who was on piano, and exclaimed to Cook that 'you're one of my favorite people to make music with.' The Bean and Cook pair made some exceptional music which resonated gracefully, throughout the beautiful Strathmore music hall.
by Rona Kelly - May 4, 2019
Lord, lord, lord, how is there only one week left of Follies at the National?! This week, we're looking at a show stopping dance routine from the show with choreographer Bill Deamer and MC Nigel Lilley: 'Who's That Woman?'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Allday will release his new album Starry Night Over The Phone this summer via Ultra Records. Renowned for making tender hit songs from his hybrid of hip hop and pop, the Los Angeles-based, Australian artist released his latest single 'Lungs' today. The track sits deep in the groove, with every lyric delivered over a rolling melody displaying the relaxed delivery that he is known for.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019
Actress Lisa Sheridan has died, as a result of chronic alcoholism. She was 44 years old.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019
Not all Royer-Greaves School for Blind students and adults can walk, but they can all dance. And dance, sing, and drum they will at a special May 18 public performance, to be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the school auditorium at 118 S. Valley Road in Paoli, PA.
by Charlotte Downes - May 1, 2019
Michael Ball is touring his new album 'Coming Home To You', which he proudly announces is his first number one selling album for 27 years. From the opening song, people were on their feet dancing. The atmosphere in the Palladium is excellent as his fans are so adoring!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Allday shared his new video for 'Lungs,' the latest single from Starry Night Over The Phone, his upcoming album due this summer via Ultra Records. The track sits deep in the groove, with every lyric delivered over a rolling melody displaying the relaxed delivery that he is known for. Filmed in his hometown of Adelaide, Allday notes of the video: ''Lungs' has a similar sound to the music I started out making, so I'm glad the visual reflects that. Also, it was about 50 degrees Fahrenheit the day I went in the ocean for that shot, but I am prepared to suffer for my art,' he deadpans.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Lake Worth Playhouse announces its 20192020 Black Box Series season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Off With Their Heads announce details on their forthcoming album Be Good, set for release on August 16. The band has shared video for the track “Disappear,” directed by Jonah Ray and featuring comedian Kyle Kinane. Watch the video for “Disappear” now.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
The Old Vic today announces new talks in its Voices Off series. Please find the full list of upcoming events below. Priority booking for Voices Off events for Present Laughter, A Very Expensive Poison and A Christmas Carol opens on Fri 14 Jun at 10am.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Florence + the Machine's seminal debut album Lungs was released exactly a decade ago today. To celebrate, Florence + the Machine have created a special collectors box set and digital package that offer up a number of unheard songs, B-sides and rarities including two unreleased demos, “My Best Dress” and “Donkey Kosh” available today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Stage West has announced the installation of a new Assisted Listening Device system made possible by a generous gift from Annie and John Mason. The system will include 16 receivers and headphones, and additionally, a handful of T-Coil neckloops, available for those whose hearing aids are set up to receive the transmission. Both things will be available for Stage West's Main Stage, starting with the first preview of Lungs by Duncan Macmillan on July 25. Following the upcoming renovations to Stage West's second space, the Studio, the system will be available in that venue as well.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
The Rocket Summer's 'mastermind (Billboard),' multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and performer, Bryce Avary, shares his new single, 'Blankets,' today. The track is the fourth single from the upcoming, new album, Sweet Shivers, due out in two weeks, on August 2, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Rousing. Uplifting. Exuberant. The music of electronic dance music DJ and producer Andrew Rayel evokes love and positive emotions wherever it's played. The latest release from Andrew Rayel is the song, “Take All Of Me,” featuring the vocals of Haliene. Andrew Rayel & Haliene's “Take All Of Me” (inHarmony Music) is out now.
by TV Scoop - Jul 18, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Storylines for ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, July 27, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for REALLY REALLY THEATRE GROUP'S production of LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan at 12th Avenue Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
It's a seemingly innocuous question, posed in the checkout line at IKEA-"Do you want to have a baby?"  This dilemma is at the heart of the funny and poignant play Lungs, by Duncan Macmillan, beginning a 4-week regional premiere run at Stage West on Thursday, July 25.
by Lindsay Kruger - Aug 8, 2019
The iconic ROCK OF AGES bursts onto the Montecasino Teatro stage later this year bringing the 80s alive and boasting top local talent. This production celebrates the rock musical's 10th Broadway anniversary this year, with newcomer Jessica Driver celebrating her first lead role as small-town rockstar wannabe Sherrie. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Intimate, elegant, cheeky and mischievous as befits its over 21 audience, Circus Center Cabaret roars back to the stage with the 5th anniversary season of its critically acclaimed distillation of top-drawer circus and variety artists, an atmosphere of delightful indulgence, and live music performed by Cabaret Chanteuse Madame Leanne Borghesi and the Roger Glenn Trio. Under the visionary direction of legendary circus teacher and clown Steve Smith, the Circus Center Cabaret is presented in an intimate venue with a full bar at Circus Center's iconic home near Golden Gate Park (755 Frederick Street).  Tickets are $15 for standing room; $45 for main floor seating; $85 for VIP Seating.   Tickets may be purchased by phone at (866) 811-4111 or online at beginning Saturday, September 1.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Kickshaw Theatre, Ann Arbor's pop-up professional theatre, will stage three full productions for their 2019-20 season, their 5th since the company's founding in 2015. In addition, Kickshaw will present three one-night-only events with special performances and opportunities to support the non-profit theatre. Of the expanded season, Artistic Director Lynn Lammers says, a?oeIn our fifth season, we're ready to make you laugh while continuing to take artistic risks. This slate of shows will delight you as well as leave you with plenty to mull over at the bar afterwards. I couldn't be more excited to bring smart, surprising theatre to the Ann Arbor area.a??
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Off With Their Heads' fifth studio album, Be Good is available now. Produced by frontman Ryan Young, the album was recorded at Minneapolis studio The Hideaway with additional recording done at Pachyderm Studios, a mid-century mansion where Nirvana recorded In Utero. 
by Sam Abney - Aug 10, 2019
Few characters become so embedded in the fabric of pop culture that merely the mention of a color can elicit their memory. Such is the case, however, for Elle Woods, the golden-haired Malibu native at the center of Legally Blonde. Talk about the color pink for too long and someone in your circle is guaranteed to quote one of the now-iconic lines made immortal by Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 film. The 2007 Broadway musical burdened its star, Laura Bell Bundy, with the responsibility of carrying on Ms. Witherspoon's legacy while appearing in almost every scene and belting her lungs out. This hot pink explosion of female empowerment and sisterhood is a deceptively demanding production with a non-stop score by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. While the DC premiere at The Keegan Theatre is a fun evening, the overly-choreographed production feels like Elle Woods' first day at Harvard: its trying a little too hard.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
The Old Vic is delighted to announce Matthew Warchus' Season 5 featuring an exciting and eclectic mix of thought-provoking entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2019
Trying, described as 'a portrait of generational reconciliation' (NY Daily News) replaces Lungs as the next stage production of Square One Theatre's 29th season.
by Rona Kelly - Apr 17, 2019
Taking us through the gamuts A to Z of 'I'm Still Here', Tracie Bennett and Nigel Lilley breakdown the demands, delivery and tiny details of the number.