Blackbird, by Scottish playwright David Harrower, is finds its inspiration in part on the real case concerning sex offender Toby Studebaker. Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Play, Blackbird, which was first produced in the US at the Manhattan Theatre Club, comes to Broadway starring Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams
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Run Information:Preview: Feb. 05, 2016 Open: Mar. 10, 2016 Closed: Jun. 11, 2016
CAST:Ray Jeff Daniels Una Michelle Williams
CREATIVE STAFF:Written by David Harrower Director Joe Mantello Set Designer Scott Pask Costume Designer Ann Roth Lighting Designer Brian MacDevitt
Fifteen years prior Una, who was then 12 years old, had an affair with Ray, who was then 40. After having spent time in prison for his sexual crime, Ray has managed to establish a respectable existence. When Una arrives at Ray’s workplace to try to understand what happened and confronts him, he must walk a delicate path of uncertainty. In this highly dramatic and intense show a flood of emotions pour forth from the two characters attempting to grapple with the past and present.
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