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This is Our Youth - 2014 - Broadway

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."

Schedule

Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For This is Our Youth


Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin Debut On Broadway; Off-Broadway ‘Booty’ Star Is Born - Deadline
The production is the latest transfer by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, and as staged by Anna D. Shapiro, it's typical of that celebrated troupe in its physicality combined with thoughtfulness...The play, which launched the careers of both Lonergan and Mark Ruffalo (the original Warren), now feels like a period piece; a shell of amber surrounds it. This may have to do with fine performances that nonetheless fail to connect. Culkin exudes energy but not the menace that makes Warren interesting; Cera raises blankness of expression almost to the level of art and Gevinson is simply out of her league on the Broadway stage.

Michael Cera makes sublime Broadway debut in ‘This Is Our Youth’ - Washington Post
Under Anna D. Shapiro's superb direction - maybe the best work of her increasingly impressive Broadway career - Cera and his co-stars mine the material for every desired laugh, every interlude of pathos. Culkin's Dennis, a repository of self-regarding bravado whose out-of-control drug-dealing has prompted his rich parents to banish him to an apartment of his own, is no less remarkable: The bullying bile he aims at Cera's cowed Warren is spewed with magnum comic impact. And Gevinson, as self-conscious Jessica Goldman, a girl so contrary she manages to turn Warren's admiration for her into something bitter, makes the acting triumph here a triumvirate. What she and Cera do with a twisting scene, built around Warren's gift to her of a sentimental item, is itself a little treasure.


 



 

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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!