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True West - New York

True West

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American Airlines Theatre
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Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Before Midnight) and Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) clash as conflicted brothers in True West, Sam Shephard’s raucous comedy-drama of sibling rivalry and blustering machismo. Dano is Austin, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter holed up at his mother’s house on the California desert and desperately trying to sell his script for a Western. He is interrupted by the arrival of his estranged brother Lee (Hawke), a petty thief who slowly takes over his sibling’s ideas and identity. Directed by James Macdonald (Top Girls, Cloud 9), this production for the Roundabout Theater Company will play the American Airlines Theatre. “It’s taken us several years to find the two ferocious, magnificent stage actors that this play demands,” Mcdonald told the New York Times. “We finally got them in Ethan and Paul.” Hawke and Dano acted together in the 2004 film Taking Lives and Hawke directed Dano in the Off-Broadway production of Things We Want in 2007. Drama Desk and Obie winner Marylouise Burke (Sideways) and Gary Wilmes (HBO’s The Wizard of Lies) also star.


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Two of America’s hottest actors live on stage facing off in a rip-roaring classic by one of America’s greatest playwrights.

True West premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 1980 starring Tommy Lee Joes and Peter Boyle for a brief run. The Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago presented another production with then unknowns John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Shepard approved this version to play in a commercial run Off-Broadway where it was a huge hit, running 762 performances. Paul Dano made his Broadway debut at age 10 with the Roundabout Theater Company’s production of A Month in the Country starring Helen Mirren. Ethan Hawke has been nominated twice for both the Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Witness the greatness live with tickets at great prices from!


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