Tickets range from $35 to $175. Premium seats are also available here.
Circle in the Square
50th Street West of Broadway, New York, NY
Box Office Hours:
Monday, 10am - 6pm*
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm
Beginning November 16: Sunday, Noon - 6pm
Discounted tickets for the week's performances are available every Monday. MORE INFO
Discounted tickets for the day's performance(s) are available at 10AM. MORE INFO
"Riverbank" bench seating is available in the first two rows for $95 per ticket. MORE INFO
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Recommended for ages 14+.
THE RIVER is 90 minutes long with no intermission.
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* The box office will remain open until curtain on 11/3, 12/22 and 12/29
HUGH JACKMAN comes to Broadway’s most intimate playhouse in THE RIVER, a gripping new drama that thrilled and mesmerized audiences during a sold-out London run.
On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems… and as memory collides with desire, the truth becomes the most elusive catch of all.
From playwright JEZ BUTTERWORTH and director IAN RICKSON comes this haunting and seductive new play that has already become the must-see event of the season.
When Jez Butterworth’s The River showed up in 2012 at the Royal Court, The Guardian’s Michael Billington had one serious reservation: “I only wish that more people could get in to see it.”
Mr. Billington’s wish will surely be granted when The River opens in November at the Circle in the Square Theater, which has at least 10 times the seats of the Royal Court’s Upstairs space. There should be no problem filling those seats because the play is by Mr. Butterworth, whose Jerusalem was one of the most talked-about Broadway plays of the past decade, and it stars Hugh Jackman.
The last time Mr. Jackman appeared on Broadway in a straight play, in 2009, it was as part of a cast of two. In The River, an eerie and imagistic tale of shifting identities in a rural cabin, Mr. Jackman is allowed the luxury of two other performers, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo. He also has the privilege of a top-flight director in Ian Rickson, whose earlier work on Broadway includes Jerusalem and the magnificent The Seagull, starring Kristin Scott Thomas.
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times