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This is Our Youth - 2014 - Broadway

$35-$135

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

Featured Reviews For This is Our Youth


REVIEW: 'This is Our Youth' at Cort Theatre - Chicago Tribune
In its home base of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's studiolike production of Kenneth Lonergan's closely observed and emotionally potent "This Is Our Youth" was an intimate, immersive affair...On Broadway, though, "This Is Our Youth" is very different proposition...Shapiro's enjoyable production remains a sincerely acted and smart-eyed take...[Dennis is] exceptionally well played by Kieran Culkin, the cast member here who is most at home on a Broadway stage. He drives the production much more explicitly than was the case in Chicago. Cera ("Arrested Development," "Juno") remains his minimalist self, his back stiff and his body constantly residing on the lines of various acute angles. Not all of his work lands as easily on the bigger stage -- to expand Cera is not necessarily to improve him -- but this still is a very smart, funny and painful take on Warren, a tricky character whom Cera turns into an inept but empathetic soul...Gevinson...does not find the technical demands of working in a big Broadway house easy.

'This is Our Youth': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Unfortunately, what must have worked beautifully in the Steppenwolf's far more intimate environs doesn't fully register in the large house, making the play seem smaller than it really is. This is despite the expert direction by Shapiro, who's guided the performers, two of them playing their first stage roles, into vividly memorable turns. The 31-year-old Culkin...is undeniably too old for the role, but he perfectly captures Dennis' youthful braggadocio as well as his carefully hidden insecurities...Cera...Playing not too far from his familiar dorky screen persona, he makes an impressive stage debut, fully mining the pathos and humor of the fumbling Warren and easily scoring the evening's biggest laughs. The 18-year-old, waif-like Gevinson has no such problem in terms of age...But the awkwardness she displays onstage, whether intentional or not, works beautifully for the role of a young woman struggling with a transition into adulthood, and her off-kilter line readings are consistently engaging.


 



 

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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 TV News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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!