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The Children
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The Children

Nov 28, 2017 - Feb 04, 2018
Running time: 1:55
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42
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.
Show Description:


James Macdonald

Written By

Lucy Kirkwood

Listed at TKTS:
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$79.00 - $159.00
prices subject to change
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Audience Advisory
Matinee 12/20 @ 1 pm No performance on December 31, 2017
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
No Intermission


8 seats available for wheelchair seating.
An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.
Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778
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
The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.
Water Fountain
Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.
On lower and Mezzanine levels.



The production, imported from London’s Royal Court Theatre with its superb three-member cast – Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay – and its director, James MacDonald, intact, is a bold and admirable choice for Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. It is particularly daring as a holiday-time offering: If you’re looking for a treat for, um, the children, “The Children” may not be the perfect theatrical stocking-stuffer. Read More of the Broadway News Review
All three actors are in top form, portraying well-developed, multidimensional characters (as well they should, having inhabited them for more than a year) under James Macdonald’s meticulous direction. Beyond the environmental crisis, of course, they capture the more human side of the drama, as the characters struggle with the frustrating realities of their situation — intermittent power outages, undrinkable water, limited food supply, all played out on Miriam Buether’s gently tilting set — a not so subtle suggestion that the world’s gone askew. “I don’t know how to want less,” Hazel says at one point. Read More of the Newsday Review
That swirling unknown is bought startlingly to life at the end of the play, in one of the most visually stunning denouements on Broadway right now. And the true test of sitting and watching a play with no intermission for close to two hours is that you want to follow Hazel, Rose, and Robin to where they are going, to listen to them more. But Kirkwood has imagined the right end for them, right before a far more profound end presents itself. Read More of the Daily Beast Review


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