The Children 2017

Opened: December 12, 2017
Closing: February 04, 2018

The Children - 2017 - Broadway History , Info & More

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)
261 W. 47th St. New York, NY 10036

Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast. In a remote cottage on the lonely British coast, a couple of retired nuclear engineers are living a very quiet life. Outside, the world is in utter chaos following a devastating series of events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they're shocked to discover the real reason for her visit. The Mail on Sunday calls The Children "beautifully written and superbly acted." Hailed by The Independent as "the most rewarding dramatist of her generation," playwright Lucy Kirkwoodmakes her highly anticipated New York debut. Directing is the award-winning James MacDonald (TOP GIRLS at MTC).

The Children will star the original Royal Court Theatre cast BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's "Cranford"), Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar), and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (RSC's Stanley).

The creative team for The Children will feature Miriam Buether (scenic and costume design), Peter Mumford (lighting design), and Max Pappenheim (sound design)

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‘The Children’ review: An absorbing, thought-provoking play from Lucy Kirkwood
8 / 10

Black humor occasionally pops up, as do secrets from the past. At one point, the characters listen to James Brown's 'Ain't It Funky Now' and recreate a choreographed dance routine from 40 years earlier. But first and foremost, 'The Children' is a social drama that is disturbing and thought-provoking.

BWW Review: Lucy Kirkwood's Thoughtful THE CHILDREN Considers What Older Generations Owe To Younger Ones
8 / 10

With another author, the 100-minute play might have been shaved down to set up an adventure story of sensational heroism, but the great impact of Kirkwood's drama comes from its naturalism and simple presentation of a moral issue. Hazel and Robin seem like perfectly nice people who lived their lives as products of their generation and now wish to be left alone. But do they owe younger people more than just no longer contributing to what's damaging the world? Is it their responsibility to participate in the struggle to fix what their generation has done?

Catch Manhattan Theatre Club's THE CHILDREN in its Final Two Weeks on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - January 22, 2018


Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children begins the final two weeks of its run at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production will play its final performance Sunday, February 4.

TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - December 13, 2017


Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opened just last night, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Photo Coverage: THE CHILDREN Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - December 13, 2017


Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opened just last night, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW Review: Lucy Kirkwood's Thoughtful THE CHILDREN Considers What Older Generations Owe To Younger Ones
by Michael Dale - December 13, 2017


When you consider the number of years that humans have been the dominant species on this planet, it was a comparatively quick burst of industrialization that set up the very real dilemma of progress causing irreversible harm to the environment that could lead to our ultimate demise.

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In on THE CHILDREN on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - December 12, 2017


Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opens tonight, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

The Past is Never Far: A Look at THE CHILDREN & Other Tales of Old History and Current Consequences
by A.A. Cristi - December 12, 2017


Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), had its official Broadway opening this week.

TV: Watch Highlights from THE CHILDREN on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - December 12, 2017


The Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, opens tonight, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Photo Flash: First Look at the Royal Court's THE CHILDREN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2017


Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood, is now in previews ahead of a Tuesday, December 12th opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Meet the Full Company of Royal Court's THE CHILDREN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - December 12, 2017


Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opens tonight, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus hear from the stars in the video below!

Royal Court's THE CHILDREN Begins Tomorrow at MTC
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2017


A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow Tuesday, November 28 for the Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James Macdonald (Top Girls at MTC) starring acclaimed London cast members BAFTA Award winner Francesca Annis (BBC's Cranford ), Olivier Award nominee Ron Cook (Juno and the Paycock at The Donmar), and Olivier Award winner Deborah Findlay (The National Theatre's Stanley).

TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains!
by Nicole Rosky - November 7, 2017


Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatreproduction of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play, The Children, will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of MTC's THE CHILDREN on Broadway
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 7, 2017


Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatre production of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play, The Children, will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast.

The Children FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Children have there been?
The Children has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2017.
What Tony Awards has The Children been nominated for?
The Children has been nominated for Best Play at the Tony Awards.
What awards has The Children been nominated for?
The Children has been nominated for Outstanding New Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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