Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano to Return to Broadway in True West
James Macdonald will direct a new production of the Sam Shepard drama at the American Airlines Theatre.
Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano will return to Broadway in a new production of Sam Shepard's drama True West, to be directed by James Macdonald. The Roundabout Theatre Company production will begin previews on December 27 and open on January 24, 2019, at the American Airlines Theatre.
Dano will take on the role of Austin, with Hawke playing Lee. Additional casting and information about the production will be released in the coming months.
Roundabout describes True West as follows: "Opposites attack in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about two brothers with more in common than they think. Holed up in their mother's California house, screenwriter Austin (Dano) and lowlife Lee (Hawke) wrestle with big issues — and each other. Order vs. chaos. Art vs. commerce. Typewriter vs. toaster...Shepard's rip-roaring classic returns to Broadway, gleefully detonating our misguided myths of family, identity, and the American Dream."
Shepard, Hawke, and Dano have long artistic relationships, with Hawke being a longtime artistic collaborator and friend of the late playwright. Hawke has also acted alongside Dano on film (Taking Lives) and directed him onstage (Things We Want).