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Two brothers holed up in their mother’s California house, screenwriter Austin (Paul Dano) and lowlife Lee (Ethan Hawke), wrestle with big issues—and each other. Order vs. chaos. Art vs. commerce. Typewriter vs. toaster...Sam Shepard’s rip-roaring classic returned to Broadway, gleefully detonating our misguided myths of family, identity and the American Dream.


American Airlines Theatre


Jan. 24, 2019


March 17, 2019


This is the first work of Sam Shepard to be staged on Broadway after the writer’s death in 2017.

Ethan Hawk and Paul Dano join a distinguished roster of actors who have taken on the roles of brothers Austin and Lee. Some notable examples include Tommy Lee Jones and Peter Boyle, Gary Sinise and John Malkovich, Bob Hoskins and Antony Sher, and Dennis Quaid and Randy Quaid. Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly starred in the 2000 Broadway production, switching roles every few performances.


Sam Shepard’s play debuted at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco in the summer of 1980, and opened Off Broadway at the Public Theater later that year. It was previously produced on Broadway in 2000.