Stories By Heart first premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 2008 under the direction of Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. Lithgow penned and performs the piece, which has also been seen in London and Los Angeles.
According to A.R.T., Stories By Heart "traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own stories with two classic short stories that were read to him when he was a child. Lithgow imparts the wonder and joy he felt when he first heard Wodehouse's 'Uncle Fred Flits By' (1935), a funny story about a nephew taken on an afternoon’s escapade by his mischievous uncle, and Lardner's 'Haircut' (1925), a darkly comic tale told by the local barber about a small-town practical joker who gets his due."
Lithgow last appeared on Broadway in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. His stage credits also include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Retreat From Moscow, The Changing Room, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Sweet Smell of Success and M. Butterfly. His screen credits include "3rd Rock from the Sun," "30 Rock," "Dreamgirls," "Kinsey," "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," "Redwood Curtain," "The Pelican Brief," "Terms of Endearment" and "Raising Cain."
For tickets, ranging $75-$250, visit AmericanRepertoryTheater. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.