John Lithgow
(© Tristan Fuge)
John Lithgow
(© Tristan Fuge)
Two-time Tony Award winner John Lithgow will perform his solo show, Stories By Heart at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 7 as the opening of the show's upcoming national tour.

Lithgow's show is a meditation on the art and essence of storytelling. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father, the performer traces his own history as an actor and storyteller - a history spanning three generations. The piece is directed by Jack O'Brien, and features both P.G. Wodehouse's Uncle Fred Flits By and Ring Lardner's Haircut.

As previously reported, Lithgow will also perform the show at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square on May 22 for the annual Great Lakes Theater Festival gala and again on May 23 for a public performance. All proceeds from both performances will benefit GLTF, which was founded by Lithgow's father, Arhur Lithgow.

Lithgow is currently starring Off-Broadway in Second Stage's Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. He won Tony Awards for his work in Sweet Smell of Success and The Changing Room. He was also Tony-nominated for his performances in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, M. Butterfly, and Requiem for a Heavyweight. Lithgow is well known for his starring role in the TV series Third Rock from the Sun, for which he received three Emmys, a Golden Globe, two SAG awards, and The American Comedy Award.

For more information, visit www.mccarter.org and www.greatlakestheater.org.