Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Florian Zeller’s The Height of the Storm, translated by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton is poised to open tonight, September 24. The show will now extend for an extra week of performances. Directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Jonathan Kent (Long Day’s Journey into Night), the show will play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through Sunday, November 24, 2019.
Starring Olivier and Tony Award Winner Jonathan Pryce and three-time Olivier Award Winner Eileen Atkins The Height of the Storm features two of the greatest actors of their generation coming together in one unforgettable story of a shared life and all of its complexities. For 50 years the lives of André and Madeleine have been filled with the everyday pleasures and unfathomable mysteries of an enduring marriage until suddenly their life together begins to unravel, and this loving relationship is faced with the inevitability of change.
The cast also includes Lucy Cohu (The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre, “The Queen’s Sister”), Amanda Drew (The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time at the National Theatre), James Hillier (The Height of the Storm at Wyndham’s Theatre, “The Crown”), and Lisa O’Hare (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder).
Directed by Jonathan Kent, The Height of the Storm comes to Broadway direct from a critically lauded run in London. The production is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club with Simon Friend, Mark Goucher, Howard Panter, and Scott Landis.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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