This is Our Youth Revival 2014

Opened: September 11, 2014
Closing: January 04, 2015

This is Our Youth - 2014 - Broadway History , Info & More

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."

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Review: In "Youth," the Kids Are Only Doing So-So
7 / 10

In spite of it all, I walked out of the two-acter curiously unfulfilled. The play rarely feels relatable, and I'm afraid it's mostly an issue with Cera, the talented 'Juno' and 'Superbad' star who here steps into a role quite similar to that of George Michael, the awkward man-boy he played on 'Arrested Development.' That's the rub -- I think Warren would be better cast with an actor who's got more range...'This Is Our Youth' comes to life whenever Culkin -- 31, but playing a character a decade younger -- is on stage. Dennis, the alpha, is abusive, caustic, violent and a crappy friend -- and yet, you absolutely care about him, because Culkin makes him human...Gevinson, 18, a fashion blogger and burgeoning actress, does effective work making us see Jessica as a young woman trying to own her sexual identity...Shapiro directs with her usual spot-on spontaneity and fluidity.

Review: 3 Millennials Honor 'This Is Our Youth'
8 / 10

Michael Cera, making his New York stage debut, once again perfectly captures being an awkward man-boy, while veteran fashionista and acting newbie Tavi Gevinson matches his goofy nervous energy. Kieran Culkin is marvelous as their smug, narcissistic friend. Spending two hours watching these wealthy, unmoored slackers is a treat, even without the contact high. The production...is directed by Anna D. Shapiro, who knows her way around onstage arguments ('August: Osage County') and movie stars (James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men'). She keeps this revival fresh and electric, crackling with energy even as the stoned get more stoned.

Photo Flash: Inside Look at Broadway Star and Blogger Tavi Gevinson's New York Life
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!

BWW Flashback: THIS IS OUR YOUTH Closes on Broadway Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - January 4, 2015

VIDEO: Michael Cera Talks Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH & More on 'Tonight'
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.

THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson Set for TimesTalks Today
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.

THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin & Tavi Gevinson Set for TimesTalks, 11/14
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.

VIDEO: Michael Cera Talks Broadway Debut in THIS IS OUR YOUTH
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.

Vets and Newbies - Meet the Cast of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Running Through January on Broadway!
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!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for THIS IS OUR YOUTH with Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale & More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Photo Coverage: Outside the THIS IS OUR YOUTH Stage Door on Opening Night!
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!

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night Arrivals for THIS IS OUR YOUTH
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!

BWW Reviews: THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Entitled Slacker Nostalgia
by Michael Dale - September 12, 2014

Anna D. Shapiro's Steppenwold production softens Kenneth Lonergan's satirical edges.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH - Opens Tonight!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Review Roundup: THIS IS OUR YOUTH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
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...

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Starring Michael Cera, Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2014

Tonight, September 11, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed This is Our Youth opens on Broadway. 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).

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson in Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2014

Opening night is this Thursday, 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 has a first look at the cast onstage below!

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson, Begins Previews Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2014

Today, August 18, Steppenwolf's production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed comedy This is Our Youth begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48 Street).

First Listen: THIS IS OUR YOUTH's Michael Cera Releases Folk Album TRUE THAT
by Jessica Showers - August 16, 2014

Michael Cera, star of THIS IS OUR YOUTH on Broadway this fall, released an indie folk album last week on August 8 without much fanfare, but the project, titled 'true that', is getting quite a bit of attention despite the actor's under-the-radar sensibilities.

This is Our Youth FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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