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True West - Broadway

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Opposites attack in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about two brothers with more in common than they think.



Broadway fireworks don't get more combustible than this powerhouse new production - on Broadway through March 17 only. Two of this generation's hottest actors face off as estranged brothers in an empty California home, and the sparks truly fly. The New York Times says, "Ethan Hawke delivers a faultless performance, probably his best ever onstage," and The Wall Street Journal says, "everything Paul Dano does is excitingly surprising." Don't miss director James MacDonald's suspenseful, smoldering True West. "It's as funny as it is serious, as entertaining as it is profound" (New York Stage Review).



James Macdonald directs Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano in the play's first Broadway revival, with set design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Jane Cox, hair & wig design by Tom Watson, and original music & sound design by Bray Poor.

Schedule

American Airlines Theatre

(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For True West


‘True West’ Review: Family Feud via Tinseltown - Wall Street Journal
But while "True West" fails to add up to a convincing dramatic whole, it still works as a vehicle for two first-class actors, and the stars of this revival qualify. Mr. Hawke, who has the flashier of the two parts, comes on strong, occasionally over-egging the pudding (you get the feeling that he's enjoying himself a little too much) but nonetheless giving a performance in which you can smell the anger and envy leaching out of his pores. Mr. Dano, by contrast, is both subtler and more interesting: Here as in "Love & Mercy," he plays a character whose bland surface serves as camouflage for roiling interior turmoil, and everything he does in "True West" is excitingly surprising.

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Face Off in the Booze-Soaked Brotherly Beatdown ‘True West’ - Observer
Now the Roundabout Theatre Company takes a whack at this testosterone- and booze-soaked brotherly beatdown, and the results are disappointingly wan. First, credit where it's due: British director James Macdonald treats the script as if it were a well-built drama, and not the scrappy excuse for histrionics and set bashing that it basically is. Macdonald's intelligent, detailed work reveals the play's symmetries, its nicely orchestrated musical qualities that alternate crashing violence and noise with hushed moments of melancholy. In other words, this is the most well-behaved True West I've ever seen.


 



 

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by Naomi Serviss - February 4, 2019
Her two adult sons are home alone and the combination is a toxic brew in this Sam Shepard classic.
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 29, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), opened last week at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), for a limited engagement through March 17, 2019.
by TV - Opening Night Special - January 26, 2019
The American Airlines Theatre was the place to be last night as Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), celebrated its opening night!
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2019
On Thursday night, Roundabout Theatre Company brought Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, True West, back to Broadway, continuing the legacy of the late playwright's work.
by Linda Lenzi - January 25, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), opened last night at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), for a limited engagement through March 17, 2019.
by Jennifer Broski - January 25, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), opened last night at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), for a limited engagement through March 17, 2019.
by Walter McBride - January 25, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald(The Children), opened last night at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), for a limited engagement through March 17, 2019.
by Michael Dale - January 24, 2019
"In this business we make movies.  American movies.  Leave the films to the French."
by Review Roundups - January 24, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), opens tonight at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.
by TV - Red Carpets - January 24, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), opens tonight at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), for a limited engagement through March 17, 2019
by Stephi Wild - January 24, 2019
True West is currently being revived by the Roundabout Theatre Company, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano. The pair have joined a list of many famous duos who have taken on the roles of Lee and Austin in Sam Shepard's play.
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), is currently in previews at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), where it officially opens on Thursday, January 24, 2019. This is a limited engagement through March 17, 2019
by BWW News Desk - December 26, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), begins previews tomorrow, December 27.
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's True West, directed by James Macdonald. The cast is hard at work in rehearsal, check out photos below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 5, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).
by Jennifer Broski - December 5, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).
by Walter McBride - November 20, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).
by Stage Tube - November 16, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama TRUE WEST, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced full casting for the new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST, directed by James Macdonald, starring acclaimed screen and stage actors Ethan Hawke as "Lee" and Paul Dano as "Austin." Marylouise Burke and Gary Wilmes join the cast as "Mom" and "Saul Kimmer."