John Lithgow: Stories By Heart at American Airlines Theatre tickets
John Lithgow: Stories By Heart at American Airlines Theatre tickets

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About the show

Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow returns to Broadway for an evening of storytelling in John Lithgow: Stories By Heart. Featuring adapted excerpts of beloved short stories, Lithgow conjures a cast of characters from Lardner and Wodehouse.

Covering murder, bullying and deception and a hilarious caper led by a mischievous uncle, audiences can expect to see the actor stretch his performance muscles in masterful readings of Ring Lardner’s “Haircut” and P. G. Wodehouse’s “Uncle Fred Flits By”.

As he invokes the mannerisms of classic and beloved characters, Lithgow masterfully transforms from voice to voice whilst sharing extra anecdotes about his own family’s relationship to short stories. From tales told by his father to those he told his parents, John Lithgow: Stories By Heart is a thrilling and nostalgic tour-de-force.

John Lithgow is a two-time Tony Award winner (The Changing Room; Sweet Smell of Success) and six-time Emmy Award winner. Outside of theater, his numerous television and film credits include NBC’s 3rd Rock from the Sun, Terms of Endearment and Footloose. More recently, he has appeared in Netflix’s hit period drama The Crown as Winston Churchill, receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance.

John Lithgow: Stories By Heart on Broadway is directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Daniel Sullivan, whose previous credits include Conversations with My Father and The Little Foxes. Set design is provided by John Lee Beatty (The Color Purple), with costume design by Jess Goldstein (Newsies) and lighting design by Kenneth Posner (Mean Girls).

Settle in for an evening of masterful storytelling from one of our acting greats. John Lithgow: Stories By Heart at the American Airlines Theatre begins previews on December 21 2017, with opening night set for January 11 2018.

Recommended for

Fans of John Lithgow’s varied acting career will find plenty of joy in this intimate evening of readings. Stories By Heart tickets are also a must for fans of the short story form.

Age Recommendations: TBC

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including intermission)
Opened: 21 Dec 2017
Press night: 11 Jan 2018
Booking from: 21 Dec 2017
Booking until: 04 Mar 2018

Location and map

American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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