Academy and Tony Award winner Vanessa Redgrave returns to the Broadway stage in Joan Didion’s searing and achingly beautiful new play The Year of Magical Thinking, from Didion’s best-selling memoir. Directed by Oscar nominee David Hare (The Hours), this heart-rending and ultimately inspiring new work is already the most anticipated of the spring season. Redgrave re-lives that unimaginable night in Didion’s life when her husband of 40 years, fellow writer John Gregory Dunne, died suddenly of a massive coronary as they sat down to dinner in their New York apartment. With raw candor and a storyteller’s gift for the absurd, Redgrave tells Didion’s story of unfathomable grief as lived in a thousand details. An astonishing performance that captures the compassion, humor and bewilderment of a fiercely intelligent woman whose world moves suddenly from ordinary to catastrophic.
Author: Joan Didion
Director: David Hare
Producer: Magical Thinking LLC
Press Agent: Boneau/Bryan-Brown
Nominated for 1 2007 Tony Award
- Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play - Vanessa Redgrave
Nominated for 1 2006 - 2007 Drama Desk Award
- Outstanding Solo Performance - Vanessa Redgrave - Winner!