Box Office Opens Monday for Broadway's Blackbird, Starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams

News   Box Office Opens Monday for Broadway's Blackbird, Starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams The box office at New York's Belasco Theatre opens Dec. 14 for the Broadway debut of David Harrower's Blackbird, the Olivier Award-winning drama with a cast headed by Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams.

Directed by Joe Mantello, the limited engagement will begin previews Feb. 5, 2016, and open March 10. The limited engagement is scheduled to continue through June 12.

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting Telecharge.com.

As a special offer, for one week only, from Dec. 14 through Dec. 19, ticket buyers can purchase $20 balcony seats for all performances. These tickets are only available for purchase at the box office, 111 West 44th Street in Manhattan, which is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Jeff Daniels in the 2007 Off-Broadway production
Jeff Daniels in the 2007 Off-Broadway production Photo by Joan Marcus

Blackbird, according to press notes, "tells the story of Una and Ray. Fifteen years earlier they had a relationship and haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now she’s found him again."

Blackbird premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005, then transferred to London in 2006 and won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, in a production directed by Peter Stein. In 2007 the drama got its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in a production starring Daniels and Allison Pill, directed by Mantello. The play has been staged around the world, including South Africa, Australia, Italy and Canada. This will mark Daniels' sixth Broadway appearance. He was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for his performance in God of Carnage. His films include "Purple Rose of Cairo," "Dumb and Dumber" and "The Martian."

Williams has been nominated for Academy Awards three times, including once for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in "My Weekend With Marilyn." She made her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in the 2014 revival of Cabaret.

The production will have scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Fitz Patton.

Blackbird will be produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin.

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