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First Preview: May 19, 2015

Opening Date: Sep 20, 2016

Closing Date: Dec 11, 2016

Running Time: 01:20

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Playing @

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

261 W 47th St New York, NY 10036

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A new work from the Tony Award winning playwright of The Curious Incident…

A random encounter. An uncertain act. An unexpected journey of the heart.

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw (How I Learned to Drive), Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.

Internationally renowned for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, visionary playwright Simon Stephens returns to the New York stage with this sharply original world premiere starring Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct) and Tony® and Emmy® winner Mary-Louise Parker (Proof, Weeds)

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Adult themes and language. Please note: On-stage seats are available for this production. There is no late seating and you may not leave your seat once the 90 minute, no intermission performance has begun.

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Quotation Mark

Exceptional individuals seem to hold a powerful attraction for Simon Stephens. The British playwright created one such memorable stage character in Christopher Boone, the boy math whiz in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Georgie Burns — the eccentric American woman in “Heisenberg,” a slight if gracefully written two-character play commissioned by the Manhattan Theater Club — is another kind of exceptional individual, the kind of unstable person you normally avoid making eye contact with. Lucky for her, Georgie is played by Mary-Louise Parker, who has a rare gift for sympathetic portraits of the weirdos of the world.


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Just because two people are in proximity, you know that something either wonderful or terrible is going to happen, and the possibilities are almost too exciting to tolerate.Such is the response generated by the stars (and the entire cast) of “Heisenberg.” They are Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, and, for my money, they’re the sexiest couple on a New York stage just now. (Apologies to Gil and George, the geriatric roommates in the comedy“Oh, Hello on Broadway.”) Whether either or neither conforms to your specific romantic type, you’ll find it hard not to agree.

---New York Times

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Perhaps it’s the uncertainty principle at work, but one of last year’s best dramas has somehow become one of this year’s best comedies. I’m referring to Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Simon Stephens’sHeisenberg, which opened tonight on Broadway, following an acclaimed Off Broadway run in 2015. Oddly, not much has changed on the surface of what I originally called a liberating and scary new play: The two-person cast — Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt — is still terrific, with Parker doing her best stage work in years, and Arndt again a wonderful surprise to New York audiences. (He has spent most of his career on the West Coast.)

---New York Magazine

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Box Office

Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: Noon to 8 pm Wed: Noon to 8 pm (If there is a matinee, 10 am to 8 pm) Sat: 10 am to 8 pm Sun: 10 am to 7 pm


Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778

Directions Bus

M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42


The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.

Directions Subway

N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.


An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.


On lower and Mezzanine levels.

Water Fountain

Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.

Wheelchair Info

8 seats available for wheelchair seating.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

Bus Icon

By Bus:

M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42