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This is Our Youth - 2014 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Kenneth Lonergan's comedy THIS IS OUR YOUTH is coming to Broadway for the first time, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson. THIS IS OUR YOUTH follows three wayward young people as they navigate 1982 New York, recreating their broken homes in both their dysfunctional friendships and their bungled attempts at finding love. THIS IS OUR YOUTH is a living snapshot of the moment when young people first find themselves on the threshold of adulthood-far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.

THIS IS OUR YOUTH reminds us why The New York Times calls Kenneth Lonergan "arguably the most important American playwright of the last 20 years," and why Slate calls him "the most potent dramatic voice of his generation."

James Earl Jones Theater (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.

Featured Reviews For This is Our Youth


This is Our Youth review: an anthem for stewed youth - Guardian
Despite this difficulty and a final scene that over-enunciates themes and conflicts, This Is Our Youth is rich and sad and wry in its cruel-to-be-kind portrayal of disillusioned adolescents struggling to take up the business and onus of grown-up life. How do you put away childish things, it asks, when you aren't ready to pick up adult ones?

This Is Our Youth - Time Out NY
...Cera has managed to appear both fetally unguarded and crushed by the weight of the world (a millennial Charlie Brown). That broken-naïf vibe makes him perfect for Warren Straub in Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, in which Cera plays a jumpy and immature 19-year-old who already seems soured by the seedy banalities of 1982 New York....Anna D. Shapiro's clear-eyed and tight staging brings out earnest, honest performances from the young trio. Cera's facial deadpan and vocal drone have the curious effect of deepening, not lessening, our sympathy for Warren. Culkin gets to shine in the flashier role, and Gevinson toggles amusingly between prim ingenue and panicked urbanite. They're nice kids; I think they've got a bright future ahead of them.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015
The Coveteur just did a story profiling THIS IS OUR YOUTH actress and ROOKIE blogger Tavi Gevinson's New York apartment and wardrobe. Check out some photos from the piece below, and see the full spread of images here!
by BWW Special Coverage - January 4, 2015
by Caryn Robbins - November 22, 2014
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Michael Cera talked to Jimmy about his Broadway show This Is Our Youth and their discussion gets heated when Michael brings up a backstage incident.
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014
Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, currently starring on Broadway in the critically acclaimed Steppenwolf production of Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth will appear in their very first 'TimesTalks' with New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, today, November 14th at 5:30PM.
by Tyler Peterson - October 31, 2014
Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, currently starring on Broadway in the critically acclaimed Steppenwolf production of Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth will appear in their very first 'TimesTalks' with New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, Friday, November 14th at 5:30PM.
by Caryn Robbins - October 23, 2014
Michael Cera stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about making his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan's THIS IS OUR YOUTH, which focuses on the awkwardness of young adulthood.
by Meet the Cast - October 19, 2014
Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed THIS IS OUR YOUTH opened on Broadway on September 11, 2014, and runs through January 4, 2015 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 13, 2014
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth, just opened on Broadway last night at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The limited engagement of This is Our Youth runs through Sunday, January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with all of the opening night guests before the curtain went up. Click below to check out interviews with Marin Ireland, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock and more!
by Walter McBride - September 12, 2014
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth, just opened on Broadway last night at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The limited engagement of This is Our Youth runs through Sunday, January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from outside the stage door below!
by Walter McBride - September 12, 2014
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth, just opened on Broadway last night at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The limited engagement of This is Our Youth runs through Sunday, January 4, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the opening night red carpet below!
by Michael Dale - September 12, 2014
Anna D. Shapiro's Steppenwold production softens Kenneth Lonergan's satirical edges.
by Review Roundups - September 11, 2014
Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth opens on Broadway tonight, September 11. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 11, 2014
Opening night tonight, September 11 at 7:00 pm for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth. In this production, Michael Cera makes his New York stage debut opposite Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, which premiered at Steppenwolf in Chicago this past summer, and is directed by Anna D. Shapiro. The limited engagement of This is Our Youth runs through Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

This is Our Youth Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of This is Our Youth have their been?
This is Our Youth has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998 and Broadway which opened in 2014.

What Tony Awards has This is Our Youth been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play for Tulchin Bartner, Best Revival of a Play for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Best Revival of a Play for John Johnson, Best Revival of a Play for Sue Wagner, Best Revival of a Play for Joey Parnes, Best Revival of a Play for Fred Adler, Best Revival of a Play for Catherine Adler, Best Revival of a Play for Jhett Tolentino, Best Revival of a Play for Joan Raffe, Best Revival of a Play for Daryl Roth, Best Revival of a Play for Heni Koenigsberg, Best Revival of a Play for The Araca Group, Best Revival of a Play for This is Our Youth, Best Revival of a Play for Sonia Friedman, Best Revival of a Play for Stephanie P. McClelland, Best Revival of a Play for Scott M. Delman, Best Revival of a Play for Ruth Hendel, Best Revival of a Play for The Shubert Organization, Best Revival of a Play for Roy Furman, Best Revival of a Play for Jon B. Platt, Best Revival of a Play for William Berlind, Best Revival of a Play for Roger BerlindBest Revival of a Play for Eli Bush and Best Revival of a Play for Scott Rudin.

What other awards has This is Our Youth been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Kenneth Lonergan.

What productions of This is Our Youth have their been?
This is Our Youth has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998 and Broadway which opened in 2014.

What awards has This is Our Youth been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Kenneth Lonergan.

What productions of This is Our Youth have there been?
This is Our Youth has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1996, Off-Broadway which opened in 1998 and Broadway which opened in 2014.