Running since February 2016 Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Forest Whitaker makes his Broadway debut in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's seldom seen gem.
The Broadway production of Hughie closed March 27, 2016. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: Summer, 1928. New York City. Beyond the bright lights of the Great White Way, a small-time gambler and big-time drinker returns to the faded hotel he has made his home. He encounters a new night clerk at the front desk and as the early hours of the morning give way to another dawn, he continues to chase the American Dream in order to survive. "Hughie" is a rarely seen theatrical masterpiece that beautifully investigates the themes of loneliness and redemption and offers a unique insight into the human condition.
"Hughie" premiered on Broadway in 1964, and was last revived in 1996 with Al Pacino. Whitaker will play the role of Erie, which has also been performed by such acclaimed actors as Burgess Meredith and Ben Gazzara. Four-time Pulitzer Prize winner O'Neill is the only American playwright to win the Nobel Prize for literature.
Multi-award winner Forest Whitaker has appeared in more than 50 films, including the critically acclaimed "The Butler" and "The Last King of Scotland," and worked with some of cinema’s most respected directors, including Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Spike Jonze and many more. He'll be joined by Frank Wood ("Angels in America," "Clybourne Park") as A Night Clerk. Wood won the 1999 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play for his work in "Side Man."