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John Lithgow: Stories by Heart

First Preview: Dec 20, 2017

Opening Date: Dec 20, 2017

Closing Date: Mar 04, 2018

Running Time: 02:15

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
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Playing @

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036

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Virtuosity and imagination combine in one utterly unique event, as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening.

With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor’s craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse.

Lithgow elevates the magic of storytelling to masterful new heights, with a performance The New York Times calls “a tour de force.”

directed by Daniel Sullivan 
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

7 PM Performance Week Jan 23 - 27 Jan 30 - Feb 3

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY thru SATURDAY @ 8 PM
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Director

Daniel Sullivan

Written by

Adapted by John Lithgow

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Full-price tickets

$29 - $129

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Reviews

Quotation Mark

.... 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. 

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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.

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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.

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Accessibility:

Wheelchair Info

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.

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

Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only

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.

Directions Subway

Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.

Directions Bus

Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.

Folding Armrests

Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.

Parking

An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Water Fountain

Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.

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By Subway:

Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.

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By Bus:

Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.