The Effect 2016

Run Time:
2 hours and 25 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: March 2, 2016
Closing: September 04, 2016

The Effect - 2016 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street New York, NY 10014

When it debuted, THE EFFECT took London by storm, winning BEST NEW PLAY from the UK Critics’ Circle. Now, award-winning director DAVID CROMER (Our Town, Tribes) helms a new American production of this exhilarating play in the first collaboration between THE NATIONAL THEATRE, JEAN DOUMANIAN PRODUCTIONS and BARROW STREET THEATRE.

Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work. From LUCY PREBBLE, “one of the UK’s hottest new playwrights” (The Telegraph), THE EFFECT takes on our pill-popping culture with humor and scintillating drama.

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Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT to End Extended Run at Barrow Street Next Month
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2016

The critically acclaimed hit off-Broadway play The Effect, which extended earlier this year, is currently in its final weeks at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) and will play its final performance on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 after 20 previews and 192 regular performances.

BWW Interview: Susannah Flood Talks Role in THE EFFECT and What It's Like Working With David Cromer
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 13, 2016

When it debuted, THE EFFECT took London by storm, winning BEST NEW PLAY from the UK Critics' Circle. Now, award-winning director DAVID CROMER (Our Town, Tribes) helms a new American production of this exhilarating play in the first collaboration between THE NATIONAL THEATRE, JEAN DOUMANIAN PRODUCTIONS and BARROW STREET THEATRE.

Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT Extends Run at Barrow Street Theatre Into The Fall
by Tyler Peterson - April 26, 2016

Producers The National Theatre of Great Britain's North American wing, Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Patrick Daly announced today the critically acclaimed hit off-Broadway play The Effect, by Lucy Prebble, directed by David Cromer, has been extended by popular demand through Sunday, September 4th. For more information, visit www.BarrowStreetTheatre.com

Photo Coverage: Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT Celebrates Off-Broadway Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - March 21, 2016

The North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's award-winning new play The Effect opened just last night, March 20th at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue). With direction by David Cromer, the new American production of The Effect featuresKati Brazda (Our Town), Susannah Flood(Tribes, Love and Information), Carter Hudson(The Substance of Fire), George Demas, and Steve Key (August: Osage County). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below!

BWW Review: Is It Love Or Chemistry? Lucy Prebble's Intriguing THE EFFECT
by Michael Dale - March 21, 2016

Two volunteers for a pharmaceutical study fall in love, but is it a drug-induced emotion?

Photo Flash: First Look at Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT at Barrow Street Theatre
by Nora Dominick - March 18, 2016

Producers The National Theatre of Great Britain's North American wing (Tim Levy, Producer), Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Patrick Daly are proud to present the North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's award-winning new play THE EFFECT, with direction by David Cromer.

David Cromer-Helmed THE EFFECT Opens Tonight at Barrow Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2016

The North American premiere of playwright Lucy Prebble's award-winning new play The Effect opens tonight, March 20th at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue). 

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The Effect has had 3 productions including West End which opened in 2012, Off-Broadway which opened in 2016 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2024.

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