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Show Summary - John Lithgow: Stories by Heart

John Lithgow is a beloved actor of stage and screen. Among his numerous memorable credits, he debuted his one-man show, Stories by Heart, in 2008 at Lincoln Center in a tour-de-force production, wherein he played 11 characters.  A rumination of storytelling, Stories by Heart is a tribute to John Lithgow’s parents and grandmother, reflecting on the stories they told him throughout his childhood. Specifically, the show centers around the tale “Uncle Fred Flits By” by P.G. Wodehouse, as well as “The Haircut” by Ring Lardner. The Broadway production, which is produced by Roundabout Theatre Company at the American Airlines Theatre, is an expanded version of his 2008 Off-Broadway affair.

The play is written by and starring, alone, John Lithgow, and the director is Daniel Sullivan. Sullivan’s Broadway directorial credits include the upcoming production of Saint Joan, as well as The Little Foxes, Sylvia, The Country House, The Snow Geese, Orphans, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Columnist, which also starred John Lithgow, among other credits.

He has been nominated for six Tony Awards, winning for the 2001 production of Proof, and also receiving nominations for Rabbit Hole (2006), Morning’s at Seven (2002), The Sisters Rosenweig (1993), Conversations With My Father (1992), and The Heidi Chronicles (1989). He has been nominated for Tony Awards on six occasions, including winning the award for Best Actor in a Musical for the 2002 production of Sweet Smell of Success, as well as the award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his debut in the 1973 production of The Changing Room.

Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 12/21/17
Show Opens: 01/11/18
Show Closes: 03/04/18 (Limited Engagement)
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week

Should You See Stories by Heart On Broadway?

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What Is Stories by Heart Like?

John Lithgow has captured the hearts and minds of audiences for decades. Lithgow's other Tony nominations were for his roles in The Columnist (2002), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005), M. Butterfly (1988), and Requiem for a Heavyweight (1985). As for film and television, Lithgow is well known for roles in such films as The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment, both of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and such television shows as 3rd Rock from the Sun, which earned him three Primetime Emmy Awards (in 1999, 1997, and 1996). Lithgow also garnered Emmy nominations, from Netflix Original series The Crown, which earned him the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Dexter, which earned him the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Is Stories by Heart Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for those aged 9 and above. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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Cast Members:

John Lithgow

Broadway Theatre:

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

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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 Duration:

John Lithgow: Stories by Heart is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission.


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Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:

Denise Cooper at Roundabout Theatre Company

Company Manager:

Lee Poulin at Roundabout Theatre Company

Advertising Representative:


Press Agent:

Polk & Co.


Play - Broadway Premiere

Production Credits:

Daniel Sullivan (Direction)
John Lee Beatty (Scenic Design)
Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design)
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Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garage for the American Airlines Theater is located at:
ICON Astor Parking
224 W 45 St 
New York, NY 10019
Impark 1199 Lot
314-318 W 43 St 
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.