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Breaking the Story Tickets

Experience the gripping cost of truth.
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Breaking the Story Tickets

About Breaking the Story

Get Breaking the Story tickets to see the newest play from the critically acclaimed author of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, a New York Times Critic’s Pick. SAG, Satellite, and Critics’ Choice awards nominee Maggie Siff, a series regular on Sons of Anarchy and Billions, returns off Broadway to star in this new play by Alexis Scheer. Get Breaking the Story tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Directed by Tony Award nominee Jo Bonney, and running at Second Stage Theater for a limited time this spring, Breaking the Story traces the cost of war, and the awards and heroism it has afforded one intrepid journalist.

Experience Breaking the Story off Broadway and enter the fractured world of Marina, a foreign war correspondent torn between her singular lifestyle abroad and a safer, more domestic one at home. Across her celebrated career, Marina has put her life on the line, armed only with a press badge, to shed light on the darkest wartorn areas around the globe.

A recent and bloody trip rattles her, leading Marina to contemplate staying home for good and, finally, settling down with her cameraman turned lover. As a lifetime achievement ceremony draws near, bringing her closest friends and family to town, Marina decides to elope, and try and reclaim her life — no matter how powerfully memories of war still shape it.

What’s more important, a lifelong love or a lifelong career — or can you have both? A dark comedy and fierce drama, Breaking the Story promises a singular theatrical event and a cutting portrait of one contemporary woman as her personal and professional lives collide. Scheer recently made her Broadway debut adapting the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella; now she’s back off Broadway with a timely and topical new play. Tickets to Breaking the Story are available now.

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

May 16th, 2024

End date

June 23rd, 2024


Production note
Language advisory.
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Our Review

'Breaking the Story' review — a tribute to the sacrifices of war correspondents

05 Jun 2024, 01:00
Read our review of Breaking the Story off Broadway, a world-premiere play written by Alexis Scheer and directed by Jo Bonney at the Tony Kiser Theater.

Breaking the Story cast and creative team

By: Alexis Scheer
Director: Jo Bonney
Producer: Second Stage Theater
Cast list: Maggie Siff (as Marina), Tala Ashe (as Nikki), Geneva Carr (as Sonia), Julie Halston (as Gummy), Louis Ozawa (as Bear), Gabrielle Policano (as Cruz), Matthew Saldívar (as Fed)
Sets: Myung Hee Cho
Costumes: Emilio Sosa
Lighting: Jeff Croiter
Sound: Darron L West
Other info: Projection design by Elaine J. McCarthy, original music by Dan Ryan


305 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036


Elevator access, wheelchair access

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