Find a show or venue


Order by phone


Your independent guide to the best shows in New York

256 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036

Show poster


Ended 4 Jan 2009 after 17 months

Never underestimate the pleasure of watching really good actors behaving terribly...highly skilled stage performers take on roles that allow them to rip the stuffing out of one another, tear up the scenery, stomp on their own vanity and have the time of their lives. And their performances ... incite the kind of laughter that comes from the gut, as involuntary as hiccups or belching.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 4 Jan 2009

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children. A calm and rational debate between grown ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?

Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden star in the US premiere of The God of Carnage, a new comedy by French playwright Yasmina Reza.

Daniels plays a lawyer and the father of a nine-year-old boy who has hit another child in the school playground. As a result, he and his wife are invited to the victim's parent's home to discuss the matter.

The masks (and the gloves) come off in this witty dissection of bourgeois values.

Previews from : 28th February 2009
Opened : 22nd March 2009
Limited engagement until : 19th July 2009

Audience:  God Of Carnage is inappropriate for children aged under 16 (strong language).  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Bernard B Jacobs Theater.  

Run time:  90 minutes with no intermission

Show Times

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

Additional Information


Opening night: 24 July 2007

Closing night: 4 January 2009

What You Say

11 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

Dana T.: “Must See For Grease Fans - A Great Time!”

After watching the show on tv, we had to see the production on Broadway and... more

Patricia Kappes: “Scintillating Show”

I've followed the progress of talented Max Crumm and Laura Osnes on TV the ... more

NYC Theatre: “Ashley Spencer And Derek Keeling”

Wow! What a performance by these two! Ashley and Derek are wonderful and ... more

View all reviewsWrite review


Please note: The term Brooks Atkinson Theater and/or Grease as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Brooks Atkinson Theater and/or Grease and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Brooks Atkinson Theater and/or Grease and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.

What's on When

You might also like:

Keep up to date