True West Revival 2019

Ages: 14+
Opened: January 24, 2019
Closing: March 17, 2019

True West - 2018 - Broadway History , Info & More

Todd Haimes Theatre (Broadway)
229 W. 42nd St. New York, NY

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.


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Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Face Off in the Booze-Soaked Brotherly Beatdown ‘True West’
6 / 10

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.

‘True West’ Broadway Review: Ethan Hawke Soars, Paul Dano Flits in Sam Shepard Drama
7 / 10

How can one actor be so good and another so misguided in the same production? That bizarre mash-up happens in the Roundabout's new revival of Sam Shepard's 'True West,' which opened Thursday at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre. Indeed, how can Ethan Hawke deliver such a grandiose, inspired performance as the bad brother Lee across the stage from a wan, overly ironic performance by Paul Dano that flirts with embodying, but never grabs hold of, the good brother Austin? James Macdonald directs this very unbalanced spectacle.

BWW Interview: Marylouise Burke Is a Conflicted Mom in TRUE WEST
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.

TV: Watch Highlights of Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano in TRUE WEST on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRUE WEST with Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & More!
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!

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TRUE WEST!
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.

Photo Coverage: The Cast of TRUE WEST Takes Their Opening Night Bows
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.

Photo Coverage: Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & More Celebrate Opening Night of TRUE WEST!
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.

BWW Review: Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Get Rowdy in Sam Shepard's Dark Comedy of Brotherly Dysfunction, TRUE WEST
by Michael Dale - January 24, 2019


"In this business we make movies.  American movies.  Leave the films to the French."

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Ethan Hawke And Paul Dano In TRUE WEST On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

TV: Join the Best of Broadway on the Red Carpet for TRUE WEST
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

BWW Flashback: Beyond TRUE WEST- The Great Plays of Sam Shepard!
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.

Oh, Brother! Look Back on Some Famous Brotherly Pairings in TRUE WEST
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.

Photo Flash: First Look at Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano in TRUE WEST on Broadway!
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

Roundabout's TRUE WEST Begins Performances Tomorrow, Dec 27
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.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano in TRUE WEST
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!

TV: Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano Gear Up for Broadway Return in TRUE WEST!
by Nicole Rosky - 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).

Photo Coverage: Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & the Company of TRUE WEST Meet the Press!
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).

Up on the Marquee: TRUE WEST, with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano!
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).

VIDEO: Watch All New Promo for TRUE WEST, with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano!
by Nicole Rosky - 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).

Photo Flash: First Look at Artwork for TRUE WEST, with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano
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).

Marylouise Burke and Gary Wilmes Join Roundabout's TRUE WEST; Full Cast and Creative
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 History

Other Productions of True West

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West End West End Production
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2018   Broadway Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Production
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True West - 2018 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2019 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Ethan Hawke

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