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Paul Dano and Ethan Hawke Return to Broadway in True West Tonight

The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Sam Shepard's play is directed by James Macdonald.

Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano star in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Sam Shepard's True West.
(© Joan Marcus)

Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Sam Shepard's True West, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano, will open tonight at the American Airlines Theatre.

Directed by James Macdonald, the production also stars Marylouise Burke and Gary Wilmes. Tony Award winner Mimi Lien is the set designer, Obie winner Kaye Voyce is the costume designer, and Tony nominee Jane Cox is the lighting designer.

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."


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