Discount Broadway Tickets For Our Town: Future Show
Our Town Summary
- Show Status: Future
- Genre: Play
- Our Town is 2 hours and 35 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Begin: September 18, 2024
- Show Opens: October 10, 2024
- Show Closes: Open ended
Modernist metatheatrical play about a fictional American town in 1901, from the perspective of everyday people, as told by the town’s theatre stage manager
Our Town on Broadway Background
Dustin Hoffman To Star
Esteemed American actor, Dustin Hoffman returns to Broadway to star in the lead role of the ‘Stage Manager’ in playwright Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Our Town.
Bartlett Sher Was Booted From Director's Chair
The show was planned to be directed by Bartlett Sher, who was also the director on the 2018 Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Scott Rudin was the show’s executive producer and everything changed with the change of management.
Disgraced Impresario Scott Rudin Is Out
Uber-Producer Scott Rudin is out as producer. Rudin had produced countless Broadway hits including The Book of Mormon, West Side Story and King Lear. The announcement for this production came out during the extended Broadway theatre COVID-19 shutdown.
Kenny Leon Is Now Slated to Direct
Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will helm the new staging of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
Leon is an American director and actor known for his work in theater and film. Leon has directed numerous Broadway productions, including "Fences," "A Raisin in the Sun," and "The Mountaintop." He is particularly acclaimed for his interpretations of African American playwrights, such as August Wilson.
Kenny Leon Theatre and Film Credits
Leon is also known for his work in television and film. He has directed television movies like "A Raisin in the Sun" (2008) and "The Wiz Live!" (2015). Additionally, he has directed films like "In My Dreams" (2014) and "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (2013).
Throughout his career, Kenny Leon has received several awards and nominations for his contributions to the arts, including Tony Awards for his Broadway directing work. He is recognized for his commitment to bringing diverse and socially relevant stories to the stage and screen.
What’s Our Town Like?
Our Town is a three part ‘Metatheatre’ styled play following the story of the fictional small town of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire in 1901 to 1913.
The story is told from multiple peoples perspectives, but mostly the narrative comes from two families who have children who get married to each other.
Stage Manager Narrates The Show
The theatre stage manager who choreographs a theatrical production within the main show, cleverly narrates the main production as well. The ‘meta’ nature of the show allows for a high-level, in-depth analysis of the internal production that is unfolding. The characters regularly break the ‘fourth-wall’ format and talk directly to the audience to tell them what is going on inside the character’s head at that point in time.
The Stage Manager Role
The stage manager character (played by Dustin Hoffman), speaks directly to the audience the most. His lengthy monologues cover many issues including human psychology, general cognition, and the human issues of mortality. It is the last matter that commences within the third and final act of the play.
Is Our Town Good for Kids?
This show is intended for people over the age of 15 due to the intense nature of the topics discussed in the story.
New York, NY 10019
- Stage Manager
- Dustin Hoffman
Willette & Manny Klausner
Jayne Baron Sherman
- Kenny Leon
- Thornton Wilder
- Bartlett Sher