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True West
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True West

Dec 26, 2018 - Mar 17, 2019
Running time: 2:15
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
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:


James MacDonald

Written By

Sam Shepard

Listed at TKTS:
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$59.00 - $159.00
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Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine
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.
Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.
An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
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.
Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only
Water Fountain
Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.
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.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.


Toxic masculinity may be a growing blight on society, but for spectacular proof that onstage, at least, it can also be vital entertainment, look no further than the sizzling Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s “True West.” The play stars Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano as two bruising, brawling brothers who tear into each other with a precision and gusto that can only be achieved by near (and sometimes dear) family members. Fortunately, the only victims of this poisonous sibling rivalry are the brothers themselves — along with a few inanimate innocent bystanders including a typewriter, a bag of golf clubs and (a little sad, this) their mother’s cherished houseplants. CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW
If the charismatic Hawke all but wipes the floor with Dano in the play’s first half, Dano gets his turn to act out in Act Two. These are showcase roles, and the actors play them with gusto. CONTINUE READING THE TIMEOUT NEW YORK REVIEW
Dano and Hawke are at their best in the final scenes, compelling and convincing as they come unglued in a drunken battle of wills. They tear each other apart, and eventually everything else, in their alcohol-induced rage (back to that DNA). By the time their mother (Marylouise Burke, oddly unruffled by the circumstances) returns early, the house is a shambles — think saloon after a bar fight. Lee's taken a golf club to everything, beer cans and booze bottles clutter every surface. And those precious plants? Wilted to the point of no return. CONTINUE READING THE NEWSDAY REVIEW


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