My Name is Lucy Barton
Famous as she is for movies (You Can Count on Me, Sully) and television (Ozark, Tales of the City), Laura Linney seems irresistibly drawn to the stage, where each new performance proves a revelation, as did her recent work in The Little Foxes. The Emmy and Golden Globe winner and Tony and Oscar nominee is back at the Friedman Theatre with Manhattan Theatre Club’s presentation of My Name is Lucy Barton, a new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the best-selling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. Linney plays Lucy Barton, who awakens after an operation to find her long-estranged mother waiting at her bedside, and must come to terms with her troubled family history. The production previously met with acclaim in London, where Linney’s performancewas hailed as “deeply affecting and heartbreaking” by The Observer. Richard Eyre (Private Lives) directs.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre | 261 West 47th Street
Orchestra seats $139.00
When & Where
Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Outside Mullingar) returns to Broadway in Birthday Candles, a new play by Noah Haidle (Mr. Marmalade), making his Broadway debut. In this Roundabout Theatre Company production, Messing plays the heroine, Ernestine, who finds herself contemplating the meaning of her life on her birthday. The play then expands to show us that life in a flurry of birthdays taking Ernestine from age 17 to 101. The cast also includes Emmy winner Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Whipping Man). Vivienne Benesch (After the Fall, Belle Epoque) directs.
American Airlines Theatre | 227 West 42nd Street
Orchestra seats $89 - $109
Richard Rodgers Theatre | 226 West 46th Street
Orchestra or front mezzanine seats $273.00