Award winning actor John Lithgow's new one man show John Lithgow: STORIES BY HEART begins on Sunday (April 20) at 7pm in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 W. 65 Street). This Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Jack O'Brien, will be presented on Sunday and Monday nights during the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater run of Paul Rudnick's The New Century for 14 performances only through Monday, June 2. Opening night for John Lithgow: STORIES BY HEART is Monday, May 12 at 7pm.
John Lithgow: STORIES BY HEART is a touching and funny meditation on the art and essence of storytelling. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father before him, Lithgow traces his own history as an actor and storyteller, a history spanning three generations, culminating in a tour-de-force performance of the P.G. Wodehouse story Uncle Fred Flits By, in which the actor performs a bravura, forty-minute comic monologue, spouting Wodehouse's dazzling language – portraying nine distinct, outrageous characters with zany abandon.
Multiple Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow returns to Lincoln Center Theater where he starred on the Vivian Beaumont stage in The Front Page. His most recent NY stage credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mrs. Farnsworth, The Retreat From Moscow and Sweet Smell Of Success. He won three Emmy Awards for his performance as Dick Solomon on the hit NBC comedy series 3rd Rock From The Sun. His many film credits include two back-to-back Oscar nominations for the films The World According To Garp and Terms of Endearment. He is also the author of seven New York Times best selling children's pictures books.
Jack O'Brien's most recent Lincoln Center Theater credits are the Tony Award winning productions of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia and Shakespeare's Henry IV, for which he won Tony Awards for his direction of both plays. His other LCT credits include Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love and Hapgood, Tina Howe's Pride's Crossing. Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes and Richard Nelson's Two Shakespearean Actors.
Tickets to John Lithgow: STORIES BY HEART, priced at $35, are available at the Lincoln Center Theatre box office (150 W. 65 Street), at telecharge.com or by visiting www.lct.org.
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