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New York Plays in December 2014

Our selection of the best plays in New York for the month of December 2014

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Circle in the Square : Closes 8th February 2015

In one of the most highly anticipated castings this Broadway season, stage and screen star, and our 2014 Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman returns to The Great White Way! He plays the lead in this new production of Jez Butterworth's acclaimed (albeit disturbing) play, The River. Our nameless and rugged central character has whisked his new lover away to a remote woodland cabin, however as the play evolves we become less sure about his intentions... or of the nature of his relationship with those he entertains at his cabin. More info

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John Golden Theater : Closes 22nd February 2015

Three-time Tony winner Glenn Close stars opposite John Lithgow in Edward Albee's family about an upper middle-class couple who struggle to maintain their equilibrium when they open up their home to friends and family in need, including their daughter whose fourth marriage has just ended. More info

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Cort Theater : Closes 4th January 2015

Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin star opposite Tavi Gevinson in this revival of Kenneth Lonergan's 1996 play, This Is Our Youth. The production is directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro whose most recent Broadway endeavour, Of Mice and Men, also starred a cast full of young acting talent. The play is a raw portrait of the age bridging adolescence and adulthood, when poor decision making and new opportunities often collide. More info

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Booth Theater : Closes 22nd February 2015

Set in Victorian England, Bradley Cooper stars in this touching and extraordinary drama about the life of John Merrick - a severely disfigured man who is taken in by the circus to form part of their travelling 'freak show.' This new revival of Bernard Pomerance's play, which premiered in 2012, follows Merrick's trials and successes as he fights to live a life with dignity and be seen as a human being. More info

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Ethel Barrymore Theater : Closes 26th April 2015

London's National Theatre is proud to present the Broadway debut of its sensational new play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling book of the same name, this mesmerising production uses extraordinary lighting, set design and props to tell this unusual and utterly unforgettable story. A powerful story told in a considerate and highly unique way, plays like Curious Incident don't come around very often. More info

Gerald Schoenfeld Theater : Closes 18th January 2015

If you loved The Producers, you'll be thrilled to hear that Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will perform together on Broadway again! The duo are set to star in Terrence McNally's play "It's Only a Play," a hilarious send-up of the theatre business set on the eve of 'The Golden Egg's' opening night where the nervous playwright (Broderick), his best friend (Lane), and a host of other showbiz characters await the first reviews. More info

Mitzi E Newhouse Theater : Closes 28th December 2014

When their young son is chosen as the reincarnation of a High Buddhist leader, a couple must decide whether he should go to India to begin his spiritual training. The Oldest Boy is the latest work from the brilliant Pulitzer Prize-nominated Sarah Ruhl, and stars multi-Tony Award nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger. More info

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre : Closes 15th March 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal makes his Broadway debut in Nick Payne's intellectual drama, Constellations. The play - which premiered on the West End in 2012 - is an emotional and thoughtful look at one romance as it might exist across multiple parallel universes, and the impact that chance, as well as seemingly trivial things like body language and tone of voice, can have on shaping our entire future. More info

Lyceum Theater : Closes 15th March 2015

Josh Radnor and Hari Dhillon star in this award-winning play by Ayad Akhtar about an affluent Muslim-American couple living in New York City, whose views on race, relationships and identity are left shattered after a dinner party with a co-worker and her husband. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013. More info

American Airlines Theater : Closes 4th January 2015

Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal make their Broadway debuts in this stirring Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's play about a playwright whose marriage is on the verge of collapse. Produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company, it will also star Tony-winner Cynthia Nixon and is directed by Sam Gold (Picnic, Seminar). More info

Longacre Theater : Closes 22nd February 2015

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Earl Jones will return to the stage - the showbiz sphere he started out in over fifty years ago - in this comedic play by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. "You Can't Take It With You" follows two families whose lives are thrown together when their children become engaged. More info

St Lukes Theater : Closes 28th February 2015

St Luke's Theatre presents the first of up and coming playwright Christopher B. Latro's three new plays. Absolution is a dark comedy set in the heady world of big money banking. It tells the story of two bankers, Angelo and Ethan, and their struggle for professional dominance in a climate of untamed ambition and greed and their rivalry in the world of romance. More info

Stage 5 New World Stages : Closes 1st March 2015

In 2004, journalist David Holthouse's article Stalking the Bogeyman was published in the Denver Westword paper. In it, Holthouse detailed his meticulous plotting to kill the child molester who had abused him when he was seven. Making its off-Broadway premiere with The New York Rep, Markus Potter's adaptation shapes Holthouse's story into a compelling and twisting thriller. More info

Acorn Theatre : Closes 22nd February 2015

Sometimes referred to as the "Jewish James Bond", holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal devoted his life to tracking down Nazi war criminals, right up until his death in 2005. His fascinating life story forms the basis of Wiesenthal, a one man show written and performed by Tom Dugan, which is coming to New York after playing to great acclaim across the country. More info

Lynn Redgrave Theater

Culture Project will present Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, featuring an adaptation by Thomas Kilroy and starring Trudie Styler. More info

13th Street Repertory Theater

Called "hilarious" (Broadway World) and "engaging" (TheaterMania), The Accidental Pervert is a laugh-out-loud play that tells the awkwardly poignant story of a boy's journey into manhood after discovering his dad's video tapes hidden in a bedroom closet. Andrew subsequently develops an addiction that continues until the age of 26, when he meets his wife to be, and finds himself struggling to find the balance between fantasy and reality. More info

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