- One ticket to see Hughie on Broadway starring Forest Whitaker, starting from $82
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Summer, 1928. New York City. Beyond the reach of the Great White Way’s lights, a hardened gambler (and even more hardened drinker) returns to the faded hotel serving as his makeshift home. He strikes up a conversation with the new night clerk on duty—and what begins as a casual chat becomes an emotionally charged exploration of the human condition that stretches into the wee hours of the morning, as both men ponder whether the American Dream is worth pursuing.
Hughie has become a New York Times Critic’s Pick thanks to a cast that boasts an Academy Award-winner, a Golden Globe-winner, and a BATFA-winner. It helps that they’re all the same person. Forest Whitaker, the towering star of The Last King of Scotland, commands the stage in his eagerly anticipated Broadway debut. Ben Brantley of the The New York Times praised Whitaker’s performance as “transfixing… He quietly breaks your heart.”
But it’s not just Whitaker who’s well-decorated: co-star Frank Wood (Side Man, Angels in America) and director Michael Grandage (Red, Frost/Nixon) both have Tonys of their own. In fact, Grandage has reunited with his Tony-winning design team from Red for this production. The playwright deserves his share of the glory, too. Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Eugene O’Neill may be best known for sprawling, unforgettable dramas such as The Iceman Cometh and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, but his command of language and character are on full display in Hughie, an intimate, rarely seen one-act gem.