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First Preview: May 11, 2016

Opening Date: May 21, 2016

Closing Date: Jul 03, 2016

Running Time: 01:45

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Playing @

Claire Tow Theater

150 West 65th St New York City, NY 10023

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Tensions escalate between Tate and Joanne at their mother’s hospital bedside.
As they attack each other’s smallest words and biggest choices, they are ambushed by two strangers who make a shocking claim about their grandfather’s WWII tour of duty. War is a wildly provocative, bracingly funny, and all-too-human portrait of a family navigating the landmines of the past as they try to broker peace with each other—and themselves—in the present.

Acclaimed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins makes his LCT3 debut with the world premiere of War. His recent plays An Octoroon and Appropriate, which the New York Times praised as “highly entertaining, sharp, and peopled with complex characters,” were honored together with the 2014 OBIE Award for Best New American Play.  He was recently short-listed for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for his play Gloria.

Lileana Blain-Cruz recently directed  Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again at the Soho Rep. and Red Speedo at NYTW

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

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Directions Bus

The M5, M7, M10, M11, M66 (crosstown) and M104 bus lines all stop within one block of Lincoln Center. We are between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway on 65th Street. The M-104 Bus runs along Broadway and stops near Lincoln Center.

Directions Subway

The #1 train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center. We are one block from the station. The entrance to the downtown #1 subway train station in front of Avery Fisher Hall on Columbus between 64th and 65th Streets is now open. The concourse is also reachable via an underground entrance from the downtown #1 subway train.



Assisted Listening System

Assistive listening headsets and loops are located by the concessions bar in each lobby.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair access to the Claire Tow Theater is available via two elevators located inside the Beaumont lobby, at the Lincoln Center plaza level. The lobby and box office open one hour prior to curtain. At all other times, please visit the main LCT box office for ticket sales and will-call pick-up.


Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the lobby levels of the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse and Claire Tow Theaters.


Theatre entrance is at Row A which is the only row accessible to people using wheelchairs. There are two steps up per row to reach all other seats.

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