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The Year of Magical Thinking Tickets & Information

Booth Theatre

222 West 45th Street

(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

New York NY 10036 View on map

The Year of Magical Thinking Summary

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.

The Year of Magical Thinking Cast Members:

Vanessa Redgrave

The Year of Magical Thinking Creative Team

Author: Joan Didion
Director: David Hare
Producer: Magical Thinking LLC
Press Agent: Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The Year of Magical Thinking Award Winners/Nominees

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!

The Year of Magical Thinking Quick Facts

Running Time:

Approximately 95 minutes, with no intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

Recommended for 16+.
Children under the age of  4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
March 6, 2007 March 29, 2007

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm*
Sunday: Closed (Beginning December 3: Noon - 6pm (When there is an evening performance, open until curtain.))

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

Please Note: Tickets to The Boys in the Band are not on sale at this time.

*The Box Office will be open from 10am - 5pm on Thursday - November 23.

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P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes. (No strollers or furs.)