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Heartbreak House

First Preview: Aug 16, 2018

Opening Date: Aug 28, 2018

Closing Date: Sep 29, 2018

Running Time: 02:20

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Playing @

Theatre Row - Theater One

410 West 42nd Street New York City, NY 10036

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A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

Heartbreak House brings a wildly disparate group of people together in the English countryside over a September weekend to make major decisions about their future. No stone is left unturned as the characters are forced to come to terms with their pasts while finding a way to move forward in the face of the coming crisis.

One of Shaw's most beloved comedies, Heartbreak House challenges us to wake up and to live our lives as fully as we can. Life is short. The tiger is at the gates. Together we can overcome all obstacles! This multi-award winning play has not been seen in New York in over twelve years and the time has never been more perfect to share Shaw's inspired wit and rascality.

In this new adaptation of Shaw’s infamous WWI comedy, it’s September 1940, the first days of the London Blitz. In the middle of a performance at the Ambassador’s Theatre, the warning sirens have sounded and the cast and audience have sought shelter in the theatre’s basement. While waiting for the all-clear sirens to sound, the cast performs Shaw’s most vital paean to resistance and perseverance against tyranny, Heartbreak House. Inspired by actual events during the WWII’s darkest days, this revelatory approach will make Shaw’s masterpiece more timely than ever.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Performance Schedule:



David Staller

Written by

George Bernard Shaw

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

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Full-price tickets



Wheelchair Info

There is a designated area where there are removable seats


Elevator to all floors

Curb Ramps

There are curb ramps on 9th Ave. or Dyer Ave.


Theatre is located on the street level floor of the Theatre Row complex. The building entrance is street level.

Box Office

The box office is street level and wheelchair accessible.


Wheelchair accessible. On second floor lounge and on C level – (lower level)

Water Fountain

The fountain is wheelchair accessible.


None on premises

Assisted Listening System

Available at the bar on the second floor. A photo ID is required to hold as a deposit.

Visual Assistance

None available

Folding Armrests

None available

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St/Times Square

Directions Bus

M42, M11, M16

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St/Times Square

Bus Icon

By Bus:

M42, M11, M16