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The Habit of Art

First Preview: Apr 29, 2023

Opening Date: Apr 29, 2023

Closing Date: May 28, 2023

Running Time: 01:55

The Habit of Art
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Playing @

59E59 Theaters

59 East 59th Street New York City, NY 10022

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Original Theatre (Caroline’s Kitchen, Brits Off Broadway 2019; Invincible, Brits Off Broadway 2017) returns to 59E59 Theaters with the US Premiere of The Habit of Art by one of Britain’s most prolific playwrights Alan Bennett (The History BoysThe Madness of King George and Talking Heads). Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W.H. Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. The Habit of Art looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men and at the ethics of biography. Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.
Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission

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COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are optional but encouraged.

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY-FRIDAY @ 7 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM & 7 PM
SUNDAY @ 2 PM

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not available for this show

Listed atTKTS

n/a

Full-price tickets

$25 - $80

Lottery & Rush

Student Rush: In-person at the Box Office beginning one hour prior to show time. Present a current high school, college, university or international student ID at the Box Office to purchase tickets for $10 - $25 each, depending on the show. Valid for one ticket per ID. All Student Rush tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered for all performances.

Accessibility:

Box Office

Box Office windows are wheelchair accessible

Parking

60th St (Park & Lexington Ave); 58th St (Park and Lexington Ave)

Curb Ramps

Yes

Directions Bus

M1, 2, 3, 4 on Madison and 5th AveM101, 102, 103, on Lexington Ave, Q32 on Madison and 5th Ave

Restroom

One floor down from lobby, available via elevator. Wheelchair-accessible stall, sink, and paper towel dispenser

Directions Subway

4, 5, 6, N, R, W, to Lexington and 59th Street

Seating

Theater A (200 seats); Theater B (100 seats); Theater C (50 seats)

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator.

Telephone

None on premises

Entrance

The entrance is street level. No steps

Visual Assistance

Low vision seating available upon request

Folding Armrests

Chairs with no armrests (free standing) available

Assisted Listening System

Audio Listening Devices with an included headset. Pick up at the front desk by the box office,

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair seating available.

Water Fountain

Lower level assessible via elevator

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