Heisenberg Summary

  • Heisenberg is 1.5 Hours long, including an intermission of None
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: September 20, 2016
  • Opens October 13, 2016
  • Show Closed: December 11, 2016

Heisenberg is a play by Simon Stephens, which premiered last year Off-Broadway in a Manhattan Theatre Club production. The story deals with the relationship between a woman and an older man, following their story after an unexpected kiss in a London train station, and continuing to consider the multiplicity of alternatives that their lives could take after that moment.

Heisenberg on Broadway Background

When Heisenberg premiered Off-Broadway in June 2015, Ben Brantley from The New York Times declared it a Critics’ Pick, appraising Mary-Louise Parker’s performance as Georgie, stating that she embodied the role to explosive perfection. The director of Heisenberg is Mark Brokaw, whose other Broadway directing credits include Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Lyons, After Miss Julie, and Cry-Baby. Returning for the Broadway engagement of this two-hander are the highly praised cast members Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt. Parker may be best known for her lead performance on the Showtime television series Weeds, but she is also a tried and true stage actress. Her Broadway credits include The Snow Geese and Reckless, both of which were also Manhattan Theatre Club productions, as well as Proof, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress, also a Broadway transfer of an Off-Broadway production that originated with MTC. Denis Arndt is making his Broadway debut with Heisenberg, also he has been performing for decades as a company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival among other credits on both stage and screen.

What’s Heisenberg Like?

The Off-Broadway run was extended twice due to popular demand. Like many of Stephens’ works, it considers an element of scientific intrigue – in this case, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle – and explores its nuances while truly focusing on matters of the human heart. In this case, our perception of people and relationships entirely depends on what we know about a person, and from whose perspective we are viewing them. After receiving excellent reviews, the show transfers to Broadway with the cast and director intact. Stephens is also the writer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, the Tony Award winning Best Play of 2015, based off the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon.

Is Heisenberg Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for children over the age of 12. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 650
Entrance: 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

Heisenberg Marquee

Heisenberg Marquee

Cast Members

Alex Priest
Denis Arndt
Georgie Burns
Mary-Louise Parker

Producers

Manhattan Theatre Club

Production Credits

Direction
Mark Brokaw
Scenic Design
Mark Wendland
Costume Design
Michael Krass
Lighting Design
Donald Holder
Sound Design
David Van Tieghem
Book
Simon Stephens

Creative Team

Press Agent
Boneau Bryan-Brown