Misery - Broadway

Two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis will makes his Broadway debut opposite three-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf in MISERY.

MISERY, written by two-time Academy Award-winner William Goldman (The Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) who wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning film and based on the acclaimed novel by Stephen King, is directed by Will Frears (Omnium Gatherum).

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon (Bruce Willis) is rescued from a car crash by his "Number One Fan," Annie Wilkes (Laurie Metcalf), and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new "Misery" novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and if he does not make her deadline, it will.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Broadhurst Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Misery


Broadway Review: ‘Misery’ With Bruce Willis, Laurie Metcalf - Variety
The eek! factor is largely missing from "Misery," starring a laid-back Bruce Willis as the bed-bound author held hostage by his "greatest fan," played here by Laurie Metcalfe. Despite the physical intimacy imposed by its stage setting, William Goldman's theatrical version of the 1987 Stephen King novel lacks the stifling sense of claustrophobia that made Rob Reiner's 1990 movie version starring Kathy Bates and James Caan so unnerving. Or maybe the atmosphere of fear and dread was just wiped out by the show's undercurrents of arch humor.

Review: Bruce Willis Is Comatose in New Play 'Misery' - Associated Press
In the end, "Misery" isn't total misery. It's just weird. Apart from the fact that it's a completely unnecessary adaptation, you oddly start to root for the monster, not the bona fide action hero. That's because Bruce Willis makes an appallingly ill-conceived Broadway debut in the thriller that opened Sunday at the Broadhurst Theatre. But Laurie Metcalf rescues the "Die Hard" stud by doing enough good acting for both of them.


 



 

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by BWW Special Coverage - February 14, 2016
The smash-hit suspense thriller Misery, starring two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, concludes its limited 16-week engagement today, Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the show's thrilling Broadway run!
by Nora Dominick - February 12, 2016
Have you ever wanted to know what Stephen King thinks about his own novel MISERY coming to Broadway starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf? Well, you don't need to dream any longer! Check out the video below where Stephen King shares his Top 5 Reasons for Seeing Misery on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 1, 2016
Renowned author Stephen King stopped by the Broadhurst Theatre last week to see the currently-running Broadway production of Misery, an adaptation of his celebrated 1987 horror novel. King went backstage to surprise stars Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, and you can check out what went down below!
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2016
Beloved author Stephen King stopped by the Broadhurst Theatre last night to see the currently-running Broadway production of MISERY, an adaptation of his celebrated 1987 horror novel. King went backstage to surprise stars Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf, and you can check out the photo here!
by Michael Dale - January 25, 2016
Metcalf is joined by MISERY cast-mate Leon Addison Brown, director Will Frears, Music/Sound Designer Michael Friedman and producer Mark Kaufman.
by TV News Desk - January 22, 2016
Laurie Metcalf, currently starring opposite Bruce Willis in MISERY on Broadway, and Aaron Tveit, star of FOX's upcoming broadcast of GREASE: LIVE! stopped by THE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE clubhouse last night. 
by TV News Desk - January 22, 2016
Laurie Metcalf, currently starring opposite Bruce Willis in MISERY on Broadway, and Aaron Tveit, star of FOX's upcoming broadcast of GREASE: LIVE! stopped by THE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE clubhouse last night.
by TV News Desk - January 21, 2016
Bravo has announced that Laurie Metcalf, currently starring opposite Bruce Willis in MISERY on Broadway, and Aaron Tveit, star of FOX's upcoming broadcast of GREASE: LIVE! will visit THE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE clubhouse tonight, January 21, 2016.
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2016
Bravo has announced that Laurie Metcalf, currently starring opposite Bruce Willis in MISERY on Broadway, and Aaron Tveit, star of FOX's upcoming broadcast of GREASE: LIVE! will visit THE WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE clubhouse on Thursday, January 21, 2016.
by TV News Desk - January 12, 2016
Emma Heming-Willis, wife of actor Bruce Willis, took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of her husband hanging out with their two young daughters, Mabel Ray, 3, and Evelyn Penn, 20 months, backstage at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2015
PERISCOPE with MISERY's scenic designer!
by TV News Desk - December 21, 2015
Bruce Willis stopped by today's LIVE to talk about making his Broadway debut opposite Laurie Metcalf in MISERY.
by TV News Desk - December 21, 2015
LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL welcomes Bruce Willis to the show today, December 21, to speak about making his Broadway debut in MISERY. In addition, the cast of 'Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic' performs for the 'LIVE' audience.
by TV News Desk - December 18, 2015
Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf star in the Broadway stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel MISERY. 'There's no stopping, it's all live,' says Willis of his Broadway debut.