Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway debut of Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow's solo piece, an exploration of storytelling full of personal insights. More…
With equal measures of humor and heart, Lithgow conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse. 'Stories By Heart' first took shape in 2008 at Lincoln Center Theater in a special repertory presentation, with Lithgow telling one story each night. Since then he has evolved the play in theaters around the country. Directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan. the Broadway debut of 'John Lithgow: Stories By Heart' is the culmination of this artistic development.
See it if You are a fan of John Lithgow, one man shows and old stories.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in short stories that aren't very exciting. This would have fared better in a smaller more intimate venue
See it if John Lithgow brings it! I cannot understand the mixed reviews. Read my review later on Word Press, No Bull With Raging Robert. 2 acts 2 stor
Don't see it if ies. Both funny 2end act Lithgow goes overdrive! If you do not like one acts not for you. Simple set,bad lighting, great acting!
See it if Stage/film vet LIthgow misses the mark (widely) with his solo vehicle. A homage to his parents & power of story-telling it's just dull
Don't see it if With his finely honed stage chops, Lithgow could have just sat & read the stories & triumphed Instead it's over acted & sketch-like
See it if you are a fan of John Lithgow, enjoy one person shows, enjoy lengthy short stories read out loud, appreciate a world gone by
Don't see it if you don't like 1-person shows with 1 set, no costume change & little movement, unexciting short stories, or Lithgow himself
See it if Lithgow is masterful in acting out short stories by Ring Lardner and PG Wodehouse; Lardner story - light w/twist OK for the stage
Don't see it if Wodehouse's class-based humor is so old fashioned and obvious that Lithgow couldn't save it
See it if You're want a master class in acting from a veteran stage actor & want to see him work. You want anecdotes from John Lithgow's life.
Don't see it if You're expecting a play about John Lithgow's life: he reads 2 dated stories he remembers hearing as a child.
See it if you’re a fan of Lithgow’s or appreciate truly engrossing storytelling with a ton of heart.
Don't see it if you require visual stimulus. You have to pay attention and use your imagination. I trailed off at times, but he always brought me back.
See it if you want to see a very charming John Lithgow. He is wonderful when speaking about his childhood memories of his father and family.
Don't see it if I would have preferred to hear more of his personal memories than having two stories read to him as a child, acted out on stage.
See it if You want an intimate evening with a great storyteller, John Lithgow. Act 2 best story/pantomime. Homage to his father, sentimental.
Don't see it if Dislike solo shows on a plain set. Get distracted easily. Dislike John Lithgow.
See it if You love JL no matter what he does & like to watch a good actor perform too long stories.
Don't see it if Were hoping to hear more tales from John's own life, or expected to like the story material more. House/stage too big. Disappointing.
See it if You enjoy one man shows and love John Lithgow and his humor and wit. The first story is interesting but not great, the second one is great.
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows, need a super strong through line, and aren't looking for a quiet night at the theater. Funny but slow.
See it if you can allow yourself to like John Lithgow, his mannerisms/acting, his family history, his solo-ness & interested in art of storytelling
Don't see it if storytelling bores you, you aren't interested in the process of putting a show like this together, the experience is about you not on stage
See it if you like stories--and why do you go to the theatre if you don't like stories?Lithgow gives a masterful performance. Set is perfect. Just go!
Don't see it if you want to see Jersey Boys or other pointless fluff.
See it if Lithgow gives a masterful performance, acting out two stories that his father read to him as a child.
Don't see it if He chews the scenery a bit (a lot), and his first act barber became annoying after a while. I would have preferred more stories about him.
See it if you want to see an American treasure, John Lithgow, give a perfect performance.
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows and have no patience to listen to a wonderful story leisurely told.
See it if you want to see a legend onstage.
Don't see it if you're expecting a play. John Lithgow is basically onstage being the lovable grandfatherly figure that he is and sharing stories.
See it if you really, really love John Lithgow.
Don't see it if you won’t enjoy the stories w/in the stories by Lardner & Wodehouse as much as you will the intros, Lithgow’s sweet homage to his parents.
See it if you don't mind being told bedtime stories by a talented performer who could do so much more; a sometimes somniferous pacing won't bore you.
Don't see it if expecting riveting, new, bold, and original work; dislike one-man shows; aren't a fan of John Lithgow, storytelling, and some sad moments.
See it if you are a die-hard Lithgow fan or a fan of one-man shows or are easily entertained.
Don't see it if You have high hopes, based on all the puff pieces you've seen and read that this might be a unique experience worthy of your time.
See it if Similar to NPR's Selected Shorts, John Lithgow reads 2 short stories out loud. Best parts were the personal, heartfelt intros about his dad.
Don't see it if This wasn't my cup of tea; I was bored. Lithgow does an amazing job acting out the stories, but I found them dull, dated, not engaging.
See it if You are a Lithgow fan and even if you're not. I'm thrilled at having been able to see him Last time was at the New Victory many years ago.
Don't see it if If you don't enjoy on solo shows. But this one is worth it. John has such heart and one of the best storytellers around!
See it if You are lucky enough to see a master performer like John Lithgow at the top of his craft. I was mesmerized.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy listening to interesting stories, with all the parts acted out by John Lithgow.