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True West - 2018 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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.

American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St.
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Featured Reviews For True West


True West review at American Airlines Theatre, New York – ‘a bold performance from Ethan Hawke’ - The Stage
Macdonald extracts humour from the play but the outlandish disintegration in the second act does not quite come off, in part due to Dano's reticence. His introspective approach works well in the first act, but he is less convincing when he lets loose. Hawke, however, is superb. His Lee is a lizardy con man with limited hustle who's desperately playing his only hand. Belly jutting out, covered in sweat and filth like nothing could ever wash him clean, Hawke physically digs into the role. With an obscene finger gesture or a subtle slump in his posture, he alternatively radiates helplessness, shame, innocence, predation.

Broadway Review: ‘True West’ With Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano - Variety
If there's one thing a production of "True West" must have, it's that haunting sense of the two brothers being one person at war with himself. That's exactly what director James Macdonald's new Broadway production doesn't have. Hawke seethes and smolders in a thrilling approximation of Lee's craziness, but there's no hint of Austin in his manic performance. And while Dano is completely convincing as the repressed Austin, there's no sign of his secret bad boy, not even when he's breaking into houses and stealing toasters.


 



 

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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 Nicole Rosky - 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 Nicole Rosky - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Julie Musbach - 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 Nicole Rosky - 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 Julie Musbach - 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."

True West Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of True West have their been?
True West has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2019.

What other awards has True West been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ethan Hawke.

What productions of True West have their been?
True West has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2019.

What awards has True West been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ethan Hawke.

What productions of True West have there been?
True West has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, West End which opened in 2018 and Broadway which opened in 2019.