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Marvin's Room on Broadway

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Marvin's Room on Broadway
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Show Summary - Marvin's Room

Marvin’s Room, not to be confused with hip hop artist Drake's hit song, is a play by Scott McPherson that premiered in Chicago in 1990, followed by Off-Broadway productions in 1991 at Playwrights Horizons, and in 1992 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. It was also made into a 1996 film starring Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The play deals with two sisters who are taking care of their aging father. Bessie, who is herself dying of leukemia and yet is an avid caretaker, and Lee, who is a mentally unstable free spirit who does not take on any caretaking responsibilities. The show is also bound up in an interesting yet tragic history of its own. McPherson died in 1992, during the Off-Broadway run of Marvin’s Room. He died due to complications from AIDS, after caring for his partner through his own deterioration and eventual death, also from AIDS. Therefore, although Marvin’s Room is not directly about the AIDS epidemic, McPherson’s writing was heavily informed by living in the midst of the worst of this period, and the themes of Marvin’s Room are inextricable from the emotions McPherson experienced in that time.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Previews Begin: 06/08/17
Show Opens: 06/29/17
Show Closes: 08/27/17 (Limited Engagement)
Number of Performances: 8 performances per week
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Should You See Marvin's Room On Broadway?

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What Is Marvin's Room Like?

The Roundabout production of Marvin’s Room is directed by Anne Kauffman, who is making her Broadway directorial debut. A highly accomplished Off-Broadway director, Kauffman’s many credits include Belleville by Amy Herzog and New York Theatre Workshop, Detroit by Lisa D’Amour at Playwrights Horizons, Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison also at Playwrights Horizons, Stunning by David Adjmi at LCT3, Slowgirl by Greg Pierce also at LCT3, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake by Dan Le Franc at Soho Rep and many more countless world premieres by excellent writers at prestigious Off-Broadway venues. The story is therefore about a dying woman taking care of a dying man, but it is ultimately life-affirming and a tale about unconditional love. The opportunity for Kauffman to take on the first revival of Marvin’s Room at Studio 54 in a Roundabout Theatre is sure to be a great success .


Is Marvin's Room Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those over the age of 12. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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Marvins Room Cast Members:

Lili Taylor plays Bessie
Janeane Garofalo plays Lee
Celia Weston plays Ruth
Jack DiFalco plays Hank
Carman Lavivita plays Bob/Marvin
Triney Sandoval plays Dr. Wally
Nedra McClyde plays Dr. Charlotte/Retirement Director
Luca Padovan plays Charlie

Broadway Theatre:

American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
Roundabout Theatre Company

42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues.

American Airlines Theatre Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Seating Map:
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Show Producer:

Roundabout Theatre Company
Associate Producer:
David Binder
Sharon Karmazin
Other Credits:
Scott McPherson (Book)
Production Stage Manager:
Barclay Stiff

Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Denise Cooper at Roundabout Theatre Company
Company Manager:
Lee Poulin at Roundabout Theatre Company
Casting Director:
Jim Carnahan at Roundabout Theatre Company
Press Agent:
Polk & Co


Play - Revival - Broadway Premiere

Production Credits:

Anne Kauffman (Direction)
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Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garages for the American Airlines Theatre is located at:
EDISON Parkfast
307-313 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
ICON Global Parking
143-145 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10019
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.