Read Reviews for John Lithgow: Stories by Heart

The Verdict   Read Reviews for John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
 
See what critics think of the new solo show from the two-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee.

The Broadway premiere of John Lithgow: Stories by Heart celebrates its official opening January 11 at the American Airlines Theatre. The premiere marks the culmination of the show’s development over several years and presentations across the country.

The solo show in two acts from two-time Tony winner and Oscar nominee John Lithgow is inspired by his personal life and career. In Stories by Heart, the actor traces his roots as a storyteller, working in classic short stories by P. G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner that were read to him as a child.

Read reviews below:

AM New York (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Elizabeth Bradley)

DC Metro Theater Arts (Deb Miller)

Entertainment Weekly (David Canfield)

Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

HuffPost (David Tereshchuk)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Time Out (Adam Feldman)

Vulture (Sara Holdren)

Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

Stories by Heart on Broadway is directed by Daniel Sullivan and is playing a limited engagement through March 4. Previews began December 21, 2017.

The design team includes set designer John Lee Beatty, costume designer Jess Goldstein, sound designer Peter Fitzgerald, and lighting designer Kenneth Posner.

Lithgow was last seen on Broadway in 2014 opposite Glenn Close in Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. He is a two-time Tony Award winner for his performances in Sweet Smell of Success and The Changing Room. He is also a two-time Academy Award nominee for the films Terms of Endearment and The World According to Garp.

The evening of storytelling was first presented at Lincoln Center Theater in 2008 with direction by Jack O’Brien.

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