Travesties

Travesties - bust of a man with a bowtie made of paper with quotes on it, a straw hat with a red ribbon around it being pulled off his head by cartoon hands while an old fashion stamp is seemingly dropped into his head. A newspaper, train, barbed wire, red flag with a white cross, and a receipt are behind him.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

TUESDAY thru SATURDAY @ 8 PM
WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Run Dates

March 29, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

2:30 hrs

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Show Description

The Tony Award-winning Best Play returns to Broadway in a “near-miraculous production” of “mind-bending splendor” (The New York Times).

Zurich, 1917 - Take one part Wilde, a touch of Lenin, a dash of Dada, a pinch of Joyce and you’ve got Tom Stoppard’s absurdly hilarious Travesties. The wildest revolutionary minds of the 20th century come alive in this romantic and achingly funny modern masterpiece.

Roundabout reunites with playwright Stoppard (The Real Thing) and director Patrick Marber (Closer) for a dazzling revival from London’s Menier Chocolate Factory (The Color Purple). 2017 Olivier nominee Tom Hollander leads the cast.

Audience Advisory

Early Performance Series - 7 pm curtain - May 8 - 18th

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March 29, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Wheelchair seating and assistive listening devices are always available.

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Theatre Details

Address

American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Subway: Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.

By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine

Seating: Seats 740. Orchestra, 1st floor; Mezzanine, 2nd and 3rd Floor; 5th floor Penthouse lobby open to the public. 4th floor private. Lower lobby main public facilities and lounge.

Elevator\Escalator: Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.

Parking: An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

Entrance: Primary entrance from street, through double doors into outer lobby with box office, through double doors into main lobby, through 2 sets of double doors (each 31") into Orchestra.

Box Office: 227 West 42nd St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Hours: 10am - 8pm: Tuesday through Saturday. 10am - 6pm Sunday and Monday. The box office closes at 6pm on any evening with no performance.

Restroom: Three male and three female accessible restrooms are located in Grand Lounge which is basement level and reached by attended elevator. Two of the three have grab bars but are small for turning (30" x 60"), two in each are 95"x 62" with clear space, and sink with an automatic sensor in the stall. There is also a hand dryer with an automatic sensor. There are two accessible stalls on the main floor, and one male and one female accessible restroom on the 5th floor, which is reached by elevator.

Water Fountain: Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.

Telephone: There is a secure cell phone charging station on the 5th floor, reachable by elevator. The station is complimentary to use but requires a credit card to “unlock” devices. The station is 69” high.

Assisted Listening System: Assisted listening devices available: Infrared headsets free at coatcheck. A photo ID is required to check out a headset Subscribers can call (212) 719-1300 for reservations, non-subscribers ask at the coat check at the performance.

Folding Armrests: Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.

Reviews (3)

Stoppard offers much to ponder about the intersection of art, commerce, and politics. And in between the constant digressions, we get such pointed observations as "War is capitalism with gloves off."Director Patrick Marber must be commended for enlivening the high-brow farce with delightfully madcap interludes.

CONTINUE READING THE NY 1 REVIEW

Yet in Patrick Marber’s well-judged and high-spirited revival, which the director first staged in London in 2016 (with Hollander and McDonald), the result is inviting rather than snobbishly exclusive, and the structural and verbal dazzle are offset with subtle suggestions of elegy. Even if you can’t solve it all as you watch, it’s a pleasure to engage with a production that does Travesties full justice. 

CONTINUE READING THE TIME OUTNEW YORK REVIEW

Broadway's spry revival of "Travesties" is guaranteed to work your gray matter. Its author is brainy British playwright Tom Stoppard; that's how he rolls. The happy bonus of the brightly acted Roundabout production at the American Airlines Theater is how often the 1974 comedy engages one's smile muscles. Hollander, reprising his role from London, is silly and sycophantic as he motors the show. The rest of the cast is as polished. Scarlett Strallen, Sara Topham, Opal Alladin and Patrick Kerr round out the ensemble.

CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW