John Lithgow to Return to Broadway With Personal Solo Show

Broadway News   John Lithgow to Return to Broadway With Personal Solo Show
John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, inspired by his life, will make its Broadway premiere at the American Airlines Theatre this winter.
John Lithgow
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Two-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Lithgow is set to return to Broadway this winter with his solo show, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart. Inspired by his life and career, the Roundabout Theatre Company production will play a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre beginning December 21.

Stories by Heart will officially open January 11, 2018. Daniel Sullivan directs the limited engagement, which will continue through March 4.

The design team will include John Lee Beatty (sets) and Kenneth Posner (lights). The full creative team will be announced soon.

In Stories by Heart, Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, working classic short stories by P. G. Wodehouse and and Ring Lardner—read to him as a child—into his own narrative.

The Broadway premiere of Stories by Heart will mark the culmination of the show’s development over several years. The evening of storytelling was first presented at Lincoln Center Theater in 2008 with direction by Jack O’Brien before heading to theatres across the country whenever the actor’s schedule could allow.

Lithgow was last seen on Broadway in 2014 opposite Glenn Close in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. He is a two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Sweet Smell of Success and The Changing Room. He is also a two-time Academy Award nominee for the films Terms of Endearment and The World According to Garp.

For tickets to Stories by Heart or for more information, visit or call (212) 719-1300.


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