The piece is billed as follows by Mark Taper Forum: "A special one-man theatrical memoir. Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Lithgow offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. In this piece he 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."
Here's a look at the opening night:
Sarah Silverman, Michael C. Hall, Ben Vereen and More Visit John Lithgow's Stories By Heart
Lithgow was most recently seen on Broadway as Joe Keller in All My Sons. His other stage work includes Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Sweet Smell of Success (Tony winner), The Changing Room (Tony winner). Lithgow is also a noted film and television actor having received two Academy Award nominations ("Terms of Endearment" and "The World According to Garp"), five Emmy Awards ("Dexter," "Third Rock From The Sun" and "Amazing Stories"), and two Golden Globe Awards ("Dexter" and "Third Rock From The Sun"), among countless others.