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Long Day's Journey Into Night


Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night: April 27 2016
Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy, Sydney Beers, Ryan Murphy
Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Best Costume Design of a Play
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Best Direction of a Play


Elegant in its simplicity yet limitless in its scope, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth – and conceal – a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage. The cast includes Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, and John Gallagher, Jr.


  • This is one of two plays by Eugene O’Neill written before his death but not produced until afterwards that are being revived on Broadway this season. The other is Hughie.
  • The title refers to the play’s setting. The action takes place on a single day, from around 8:30 a.m. to midnight, in August 1912.


O’Neill’s magnum opus premiered in Sweden in February 1956 and then opened on Broadway in November 1956, winning the 1957 Tony Award as Best Play. This is the play’s fifth Broadway revival. The play was made into a Hollywood film starring Katharine Hepburn in 1962, and there have been several television versions, including a 1973 adaptation starring Laurence Olivier; a 1987 version with Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey, and Peter Gallagher; and an all African American telefilm in 1982 starring Earle Hyman and Ruby Dee.


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