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Desire Under the Elms Tickets & Information

St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

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Desire Under the Elms Summary

Direct from Chicago's prestigious Goodman Theatre comes a work of monumental passion and epic sensuality. An intense erotic journey. An experience you will not soon forget…

This spring, Desire Under the Elms reunites Brian Dennehy with director Robert Falls, who previously collaborated together on the revolutionary and critically acclaimed revivals of Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. "Led by an ideal Brian Dennehy" who "couldn't be more convincing as Ephraim Cabot...silver-haired and powerful, both physically and emotionally, Dennehy digs into every facet of this character…the performance [is] packed with integrity." (Variety)

Joining Dennehy is stage and screen star Carla Gugino (Watchmen, Sin City, "Entourage", After the Fall), who "displays a depth and range of expression that I cannot imagine any other actress achieving with such blazing honesty and wrenching truth. She is simply magnificent." (The New York Times)

Rounding out the cast is Tony-nominee Pablo Schreiber (Awake and Sing, Dying City, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), who "turns in a beautifully calibrated performance" (Chicago Sun-Times) that "transcends by some measure even the excellent work [he has] done in New York." (The New York Times)

A "major new revival" that "bursts into gripping, immediate life…it is impossible to look away." - New York Times

"Blistering, powerful…you will not soon forget this thunderous production." - Chicago Sun Times

"Robert Falls' colossal, unabashedly sexual revival…a huge powerful Desire Under the Elms" - Chicago Tribune

Giving In to ‘Desire’ Works for Her (NY Times)
Carla Gugino is coming to Broadway in a revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms.

Desire Under the Elms Cast Members:

Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino, Pablo Schreiber

Desire Under the Elms Creative Team

Author: Eugene O’Neill
Director: Robert Falls
Producer: Desire Under The Elms NY LP
Press Agent: Jeffrey Richards Associates

Desire Under the Elms Award Winners/Nominees


Nominated for 2 2009 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Music in a Play - Richard Woodbury
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Play - Walt Spangler
Nominated for 2 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Outstanding Set Design - Walt Spangler
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play - Carla Gugino
Nominated for 2 2009 Drama League Awards
  • Distinguished Revival of a Play
  • Distinguished Performance Award - Carla Gugino

Desire Under the Elms Quick Facts

Running Time:

1 hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

Desire Under the Elms is intended for mature audiences ages 14 and up. The production contains scenes with nudity and explicit sexual content. Parental discretion is advised.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 14, 2009 April 27, 2009

Box Office Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Mail Order

Desire Under the Elms
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P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes.