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Ended 28 Jun 2009 after 13 months

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without qualifications, the most exciting new American play Broadway has seen in years. Fiercely funny and bitingly sad, this turbo-charged tragicomedy...doesnt just jump-start the fall theater season, August throws it instantaneously into high gear.

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Closed 28 Jun 2009

Meet the Westons - A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets.

When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new Broadway play that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

Fresh from a thrilling, sold-out run at Chicago's Tony Award-Winning Steppenwolf Theatre, August: Osage County had audiences riveted and critics raving. This thrilling new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tracy Letts (Bug, Killer Joe) has been hailed by The New York Times as “hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characters and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat.”

Now New York gets to meet the Westons in the Broadway debut of a major American playwright.

Anna D. Shapiro (The Pain and the Itch) directs the "dazzling good" ensemble in what Variety calls "a deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit."

Previews from : 30th October 2007
Opened : 20th November 2007
Transferred to the Music Box Theater : 29th April 2008

Audience:  August, Osage County  is suitable for children aged 12 and over.  Children under 5 years of age will not be admitted to the Music Box Theater

Run time:  3 hours 20 minutes with two 15 minute intermissions

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 8 pm -

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Opening night: 29 April 2008

Closing night: 28 June 2009

What You Say

2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

Nancy: “Just Fantastic”

I saw August Osage County in May 08 and it was spellbinding. Brilliant act... more

John Ricci: “August Osage County”

My brother and i saw the play and it was great. We both live in dysfunction... more

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