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Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano Open on Broadway in True West

The new revival of Sam Shepard's dark comedy also stars Marylouise Burke and Gary Wilmes.

Gary Wilmes, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, and Marylouise Burke take their bow as True West opens.
(© David Gordon)

Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Sam Shepard's True West, starring Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano, opened at the American Airlines Theatre on January 24.

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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