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John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
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John Lithgow: Stories by Heart

Dec 20, 2017 - Mar 04, 2018
Running time: 2:15
PLAYING @
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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:

Director

Daniel Sullivan

Written By

Adapted by John Lithgow

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Audience Advisory
7 PM Performance Week Jan 23 - 27 Jan 30 - Feb 3
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine
Seating
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.
Elevator\Escalator
Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.
Parking
An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Entrance
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.
Restroom
Three male and three female accessible restrooms are located in Grand Lounge which is basement level and reached by attended elevator. Two of the three have grab bars but are small for turning (30" x 60"), two in each are 95"x 62" with clear space, and sink with an automatic sensor in the stall. There is also a hand dryer with an automatic sensor. There are two accessible stalls on the main floor, and one male and one female accessible restroom on the 5th floor, which is reached by elevator.
Water Fountain
Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.
Telephone
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 Subscribers can call (212) 719-1300 for reservations, non-subscribers ask at the coat check at the performance.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

.... give him one for spiritual effects, because “Stories by Heart” is delightful: illuminating the stories, uplifting us. I have to admit I didn’t expect to enjoy such an old-fashioned show; delight, illumination and uplift feel like debased currencies in 2018, purchasing nothing.  Read More of the New York Times Review
It is hard to imagine who, aside from John Lithgow, could fashion a Broadway show from a pair of bedtime stories and not make everyone fall asleep. Yet there the actor is in Stories by Heart, alone on a stage whose simple wood furnishings and paneling evoke the absence of John Lee Beatty’s usual grand sets for the Roundabout Theatre Company, with nothing to keep us on the hook but Lithgow’s masterly cultivation, confidence and warmth—and a relic-like 1939 anthology called Tellers of Tales, edited by W. Somerset Maugham. Read More of the TimeOut NY Review
John Lithgow is the most personable of performers, and his chatty solo piece “John Lithgow: Stories by Heart” finds him in a mellow mood, sharing loving memories of his family and of the stories they used to read to one another. The two stories he tells in Roundabout Theater Company’s Broadway staging of the show — Ring Lardner’s “Haircut” and “Uncle Fred Flits By,” by P.G. Wodehouse – are charming examples of the ones that his dramatically disposed father recited to his audience of four spellbound children. Read More of the Variety Review

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