Broadway Season

Spotlight on: "Misery"

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Willis makes his Broadway debut alongside three-time Emmy Award-winner Laurie Metcalf in this edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller based on the novel by Stephen King.


Following a near-fatal car accident, a world-famous novelist finds himself in a strange house being nursed back to health by his doting, self-proclaimed Number One Fan. But as her love for his work turns to dangerous obsession, he realizes he must plot his greatest story yet: how to escape with his life. Adapted by William Goldman from the classic Stephen King novel.


  • Playwright William Goldman, who adapted Misery for the stage, also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film version of the novel. The movie earned Kathy Bates an Academy Award for her performance; it is the only Stephen King adaptation to become an Oscar-winning film.
  • King has previously been represented on Broadway by Carrie, a musical version of his first novel, which closed after five performances.


Goldman’s Misery made its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in the fall of 2012. The play is based on the novel of the same title. It is not connected to an earlier adaptation by Simon Moore.