The Height of the Storm at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tickets
The Height of the Storm at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tickets

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About the show

French playwright Florian Zeller’s huge year continues as the Olivier Award nominated The Height of the Storm transfers to Broadway. Starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins, this intimate and affecting play opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

For the last 50 years, André and Madeleine have enjoyed the pleasures and unpredictable nature of marriage. But as they prepare for their daughters’ visit one weekend, troubling events threaten to call their lifelong bond into question. A bunch of flowers from an unknown source, and a woman claiming to know André; in The Height of the Storm the fallibility of love and the fragility of life are explored between one couple.

Jonathan Pryce stars as André. An internationally acclaimed actor, Pryce has appeared in global hits including Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) and Game of Thrones. A two-time Tony and Olivier Award winner, his stage credits include Miss Saigon (1990) and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (2004).

Dame Eileen Atkins joins Pryce as Madeleine. Her career spans stage and screen, with television credits including a BAFTA Award-winning performance in Cranford (2008). On stage, she is a three-time Olivier Award winner, most recently being named Best Actress for Honour (2004).

Further casting includes Amanda Drew (ENRON), James Hillier (The Crown), Lucy Cohu (Forgiven) and Lisa O'Hare (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder).

Florian Zeller is enjoying a year of success in London, with The Son transferring to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre in August. In his home country, he has won several Molière Awards for his plays.

The Height of the Storm is translated by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Atonement) and directed by Jonathan Kent (Roundabout Theatre Company: Long Day’s Journey into Night).

Delivering an emotional gut punch from one of Europe’s most prolific young writers, The Height of the Storm at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre begins previews on September 10 2019, with opening night on September 24.

Recommended for

The Height of the Storm on Broadway is a fantastic opportunity to watch two acting veterans in a fresh young writer’s work. Anyone wanting to keep up with the future classics should also secure tickets for the play.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (no intermission)
Opened: 10 Sep 2019
Press night: 24 Sep 2019
Booking from: 10 Sep 2019
Booking until: 17 Nov 2019

Location and map

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

8 Reviews Add review

It was a beautiful show, very well acted. I read coming in that it can be confusing, so I just accepted that... You don't totally know... More

bradleyl 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing story that keeps you engaged all the time, confused and trying to figure things out as the characters in the play.

camilaviola 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great acting by Jonathan Pryce. It was a bit confusing at the start. I wasn't quite sure what point of view the play was representing.... More

BriT 25 reviews, 2 helpful votes

luizb1 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

kastorgas 175cm, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

denisel5 47 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I found the plot to be confusing and hard to follow. The set design was good, and the actors were skilled.

amys6 49 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The acting was strong and the set was lovely, though it never changed. The story was confusing, however, and at the end I still wasn't... More

amys6 49 reviews, 0 helpful votes