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Show Summary - Blackbird Blackbird is a play written by David Harrower which premiered in 2005 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It stars only two actors, a man named Ray (played by Jeff Daniels) and a young woman named Una (played by Michelle Williams). The premise is that 15 years prior, when Una was only 12, Ray and Una had a sexual affair, for which Ray has spent many years in prison. He has only just resuscitated his life and has been living under a new name when Una tracks him down by his photograph. They play encompasses a lengthy and difficult conversation in which Una displays her variety of conflicting emotions over the affair, from anger to attachment to confusion to curiosity.
This production is directed by Joe Mantello, who directed the show’s American premiere in 2007 at the Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as the following production of the show in San Francisco at American Conservatory Theatre. Mantello is not only one of the most experienced and frequently working director on Broadway, he also has specific experience directing this play. This is the first production of the play on Broadway, and also the first Broadway production of any of David Harrower’s plays, although he has had a very successful career all over the world since his first play premiered 20 years ago in Edinburgh.
Noteworthy Dates For The Show Previews Begin: 02/05/16
Show Opens: 03/10/16
Show Closes: 06/11/16 (Limited Engagement)
Number of Performances: 8-9 shows per week
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What Is Blackbird Like? This is a very high quality production of an excellent play. Starring two established Hollywood stars coming to the stage for a contemporary classic, Blackbird is poignant, heart wrenching and very well- executed. The play is produced by Scott Rudin, who is well known for bringing to life, very exciting combinations with A-list actors and quality theatrical material. Michelle Williams, who made a name for herself long ago on television’s Dawson’s Creek and has continued to star in many films after the hit TV drama series, was seen on Broadway once before, as Sally Bowles in Joe Masteroff's Cabaret (2014). This will be her first performance in a straight play on Broadway. This is Jeff Daniels’ fifth time performing on Broadway, with his last outing in 2009 in God of Carnage, and previous productions including Redwood Curtain in 1993, The Golden Age in 1984, and Fifth of July in 1980.
Is Blackbird Good for Kids? Due to dealing with adult themes, the show may be most appropriate for children aged 12 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Jeff Daniels plays Ray
Michelle Williams plays Una
This show is 90 minutes, no intermission
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Play - Revival - Broadway Premiere
Joe Mantello (Direction)
Scott Pask (Set Design)
Ann Roth (Costume Design)
Brian MacDevitt (Light Design)
David Harrower (Book)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Belasco Theatre is located at:
Central Parking System
100 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
38 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.