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The Vertical Hour

Closed March 11, 2007

Why See The Vertical Hour?

Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy return to the New York stage in the world premiere of a timely drama by David Hare (Stuff Happens). Sam Mendes directs in his first Broadway foray since piloting the Bernadette Peters revival of Gypsy

Nadia Blye (Julianne Moore) is a young American war correspondent turned academic who now teaches Political Studies at Yale. A brief holiday with her boyfriend in the Welsh borders brings her into contact with a kind of Englishman whose culture and beliefs are a surprise and a challenge, both to her and to her relationship. David Hare's new play, about the interconnection between our secret motives and our public politics, seeks to illustrate how life has subtly changed for so many people in the West in the new century

The Vertical Hour marks the first time in playwright David Hare's (Stuff Happens) career that one of his plays will have a world premiere in the U.S. 

Previews started : 9th November 2006
Opened : 30th November 2006
Limited engagement  until : 11th March 2007

Audience:  The Vertical Hour  is suitable for children aged 18 and over.  Children under 5 years of age will not be admitted to the Music Box Theater

Run time:  TBA

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Opening night: 9 November 2006

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11 reviews, average rating: (3.7 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Nubby Alpern: “contemporary political divisions find universal truths”

All you could possibly expect from the theater. Great acting, intense... more

Beth: “Gets better and better”

I've seen this play three times so far, and it gets better and better.... more

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