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Long Day's Journey into Night

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Winner of 2 Tony Awards

Closed June 26, 2016

Jessica Lange brings stunning colors to the role of a woman clawing her way through fog. You can't take your eyes off her...

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Why See Long Day's Journey into Night?

Jessica Lange, GaBriel Byrne & michael Shannon

Two-time Oscar winner and now Tony Winner Jessica Lange leads the cast of this new Eugene O'Neil adaptation, staged as part of Roundabout Theatre's 50th Anniversary season. This Pulitzer Prize winning play, which was published posthumously in 1956, is set over the course of a single day, and tracks the strained relations of the drug and sickness affected Tyrone family. A typically intelligent and finely wrought character piece from O'Neill, Long Day's Journey Into Night was previously seen on Broadway in 2003, with Philip Seymour Hoffman among the cast.

The powerful drama was nominated for an astounding seven Tony Awards, winning two including Best Actress In A Play (Jessica Lange). Lange (American Horror Story), who last trod the boards in New York in 2005's The Glass Menagerie, takes on the role of Mary, while Golden Globe winner Byrne (The Usual Suspects) stars as her husband James and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, 99 Homes) plays their son James Jr. It's directed by Jonathan Kent (Man of La Mancha).

What is Long day's Journey Into Night About?

In 1912 Connecticut, Mary Tyrone returns home to her husband and two sons after treatment for morphine addiction. Her restless presence creates an air of escalating anxiety in the house, an atmosphere compounded by the increasingly violent coughing of younger son Edmund. This nervous energy sparks off numerous quarrels and reprimands, with Edmund's medical problem all the while growing ever more serious.

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Dates

Previews from: 3 April 2016

Opening night: 29 April 2016

Run time

Three hours and 45 minutes long, including one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Jessica Lange as Mary Tyrone
Gabriel Byrne as James Tyrone
Michael Shannon as James Tyrone Jr.
Colby Minifie as Cathleen
John Gallagher Jr. as Edmund Tyrone

Creative

Written by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Jonathan Kent

Awards

2016 Tony Award Wins

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Jessica Lange
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Natasha Katz

2016 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play - Gabriel Byrne
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Jessica Lange
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play - Michael Shannon
Best Costume Design of a Play - Jane Greenwood
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Natasha Katz
Best Direction of a Play - Jonathan Kent

2016 Drama Desk Award Wins

Outstanding Actress in a Play - Jessica Lange
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Michael Shannon

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