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The Sound Inside

First Preview: Sep 14, 2019

Opening Date: Sep 14, 2019

Closing Date: Jan 12, 2020

Running Time: 01:40

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Playing @

Studio 54

254 W 54th St New York, NY 10019

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Two giants – Lincoln Center Theater and Williamstown Theatre Festival – come together for the first new American play of the Broadway season.

Bella Baird is an accomplished professor at an Ivy League university who prizes her solitude. But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she allies herself with a brilliant and mysterious student, Christopher. 

Tony® and Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker returns to Broadway in this thrilling show, Written by Pulitzer finalist Adam Rapp and directed by Tony winner David Cromer, The Sound Inside is truly riveting theatre about a brilliant Ivy League professor, a mysterious student (Will Hochman) and a troubling favor.

The Sound Inside is a gripping stunner.”Chicago Tribune
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Performance Schedule:



David Cromer

Written by

Adam Rapp

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Full-price tickets

$49 - $169



Quotation Mark


David Cromer’s flawless production of “The Sound Inside,”... When I saw its world premiere at the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2018, it was already a gripping small-scale mystery, and a spectacular showcase for its star, Mary-Louise Parker. Now, having been put through Cromer’s less-is-everything makeover, it’s even more resonant on Broadway: a tragedy about fiction, both the kind we read and the kind we live. " 

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Hochman makes an impressive Broadway debut. When we first see him, he is the hothead, obnoxious student who oozes young white male privilege. He never loses that sense of license to push boundaries, but Hochman’s performance manages subtle variations on the theme of entitlement. When it is Bella’s turn to make an outrageous request, Hochman has prepared us for that reversal in their relationship.Parker exudes heartbreaking fragility on stage. She has portrayed vulnerable characters before, but she tends to wrap them in a protective shell. Due to Bella’s state of health, the usual armor is missing or has been discarded or perhaps destroyed. Bella is frail, but Parker makes sure that the character never comes off as weak

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Like the sets on stage, Rapp’s story advances to us, and then recedes into its own shadows. It is both involving and repelling, and like the best ghost story Rapp and his players ensure that you’re left both unsettled long after the play is subsumed again by darkness. 

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Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only

Directions Subway

N, R, Q, W to 57th St, South to 54th St, West to theatre


No steps into theatre from sidewalk.

Assisted Listening System

Infrared Listening Devices are available

Wheelchair Info

Theatre is wheelchair accessible on the Orchestra level only. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only.

Directions Bus

M27 M50 M31 & M57 (crosstown) M10 M20 M104 (north - south)


None available


Icon Parking or Central Parking - various Midtown locations


None on premises

Water Fountain

Orchestra level near Box Office

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

N, R, Q, W to 57th St, South to 54th St, West to theatre

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By Bus:

M27 M50 M31 & M57 (crosstown) M10 M20 M104 (north - south)