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Marvin’s Room
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Marvin’s Room

Jun 08, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.
By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.
Show Description:


Anne Kauffman

Written By

Scott McPherson

Listed at TKTS:
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$47.00 - $147.00
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Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine
Seats 740. Orchestra, 1st floor; Mezzanine, 2nd and 3rd Floor; 5th floor Penthouse lobby open to the public. 4th floor private. Lower lobby main public facilities and lounge.
Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.
An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Primary entrance from street, through double doors into outer lobby with box office, through double doors into main lobby, through 2 sets of double doors (each 31") into Orchestra.
Box Office
227 West 42nd St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Hours: 10am - 8pm: Tuesday through Saturday. 10am - 6pm Sunday and Monday. The box office closes at 6pm on any evening with no performance.
Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only
Water Fountain
Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.
There is a secure cell phone charging station on the 5th floor, reachable by elevator. The station is complimentary to use but requires a credit card to “unlock” devices. The station is 69” high.
Assisted Listening System
Assisted listening devices available: Infrared headsets free at coatcheck. A photo ID is required to check out a headset.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.



Anne Kauffman’s luminous revival for the Roundabout tends to McPherson’s legacy with grace. She plays down the wildness of the humor, and the first act leans toward placidity. This strategy pays off later, however, as Taylor’s performance—gently weird, shadowed with defeat—takes bloom. Without pushing its virtue too hard, the play movingly depicts a world in which loving others is, as it often has to be, its own reward Read More of the TimeOut NY Review
It might be surmised that some quarter century later McPherson’s bleak comedy might have lost some of its sting, now that the central metaphor of illness – the ghostly presence of the AIDS crisis – has somewhat abated. But in fact “Marvin’s Room,” seen today in the director Anne Kauffman’s delicately hued but big-hearted production, seems as mordantly and ruefully truthful as ever. Maybe more so. As baby boomers struggle with issues of end-of-life care for their parents, and indeed themselves, and health care (mental and physical) has become a defining issue, if not the defining issue, in American political life, “Marvin’s Room” feels even more acute and piercingly funny. Read More of the Broadway News Review
But Marvin’s Room, exquisitely human and tenderly compassionate, doused with anarchic humor, lives, vibrant as ever, in Anne Kauffman’s wonderful revival for the Roundabout Theatre Company, giving the play its overdue Broadway debut at the American Airlines Theatre. Read More of the Deadline Review


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