My Name is Lucy Barton

Thalia and Melpomene

Show Details

Performance Schedule

MONDAY & TUESDAY @ 7 PM
WEDNESDAY (see website)
THURSDAY thru SATURDAY @ 8 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM

Run Dates

January 04, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

1:30 hrs

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Show Description

Award-winning actress Laura Linney returns to Broadway in a haunting new solo play, My Name is Lucy Barton, adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

Linney plays Lucy Barton, a woman who wakes after an operation to find – much to her surprise – her mother at the foot of her bed. They haven’t seen each other in years. During their days-long visit, Lucy tries to understand her past, works to come to terms with her family, and begins to find herself as a writer.

“deeply affecting and heartbreaking” - The Observer

Audience Advisory

Adult themes and language. For onstage seating, you will not be able to leave your seat during the show

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January 04, 2020 - February 29, 2020

Wheelchair seating and assistive listening devices are always available.

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Theatre Details

Address

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

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Public Transportation

By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42

By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: 8 seats available for wheelchair seating.

Elevator\Escalator: An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.

Parking: Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778

Box Office: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: Noon to 8 pm Wed: Noon to 8 pm (If there is a matinee, 10 am to 8 pm) Sat: 10 am to 8 pm Sun: 10 am to 7 pm

Restroom: The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.

Water Fountain: Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.

Telephone: On lower and Mezzanine levels.

Reviews (3)

"The Broadway production ... retains all the book’s quietly radiant humanity. And this quality is even enhanced by the performance of Laura Linney, the sole actor onstage, who embodies it to perfection. Although there is nothing florid or flashy about it — its delicacy and containment are the opposite of superficial bravura — hers is nevertheless the finest performance of the Broadway season to date."

CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW

Casually observing the very real cracks in the mother-daughter relationship, the one-time director of the National Theater {Richard Eyre] creates a kind of peace zone, a talking space where mother and daughter can safely reveal themselves and confront their old grievances without fear of letting their nastier emotions get the better of them. It’s a confessional sector of sorts, where bad thoughts and cruel words can be aired without fear of a fight to the death. Parents might think of it as a “time out” corner for their squabbling offspring. For a writer like Strout, it’s a quiet space for speaking softly about incendiary issues like life and death and fear and loathing. And, yes, of love.

CONTINUE READING THE VARIETY REVIEW

Transforming My Name Is Lucy Barton from page to stage in such engrossing manner is quite a feat on the part of the actor, as well as Strout, Munro, and Eyre. Linney gives an astounding performance, circling the truth (whatever that might be) with a supreme ambivalence. The overall effect, on that almost bare platform set within the stage of the Friedman, being that she—the actress and the character—is thoroughly, and nicely, compelling.

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