Linda Vista

Second Stage Theater presents the Steppenwolf Theatre production of Linda Vista (in association with Center Theatre Group), written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts and directed by Dexter Bullard, as part of its 2019-2020 Broadway season.

As a playwright, Tracy Letts took the Broadway scene by storm in 2007 with his widely celebrated and critically acclaimed drama August: Osage County, which went on to scoop the Tony Award for “Best Play” and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008. Letts has forged a fruitful relationship with Second Stage Theater in recent years, with the company staging his plays Man from Nebraska (itself a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist) and Mary Page Marlowe at the Tony Kiser Theater in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Now, this relationship continues to grow and expands to Broadway with this New York premiere of Linda Vista.

Hoping perhaps to replicate the astonishing success of August: Osage County, Letts has drafted a few familiar faces to fill a number of roles in Linda Vista, including cast members Sally Murphy, Jim True-Frost, Troy West, and, of course, Ian Barford, who takes on the central role of Wheeler in this new dark comedy. All of the aforementioned actors appeared in the Broadway production of August: Osage County and now reunite with the playwright for another Broadway venture.

Ian Barford, a Steppenwolf Theatre Company member since 2007, made his short-lived Broadway debut in 1994 in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, before finding success with August: Osage County in 2007. He has also starred in the ground-breaking Broadway premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, as well as a dozen production at Steppenwolf in Chicago.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 40mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Linda Vista:

Linda Vista takes a brutally comedic look at Wheeler, a 50-year-old divorcee in the throes of a mid-life spiral. Just out of his ex-wife’s garage and into a place of his own, Wheeler starts on a path toward self-discovery — navigating blind dates, old friends, and new love. Full of opinions, yet short on self-examination, Wheeler must reconcile the man he has become with the man he wants to be.


Child Policy:
Linda Vista is recommended for ages 16+ for nudity and frank depictions of sex.
Tracy Letts
Second Stage Theater in association with Center Theatre Group
Dexter Bullard
Marcus Doshi
Richard Woodbury
Todd Rosenthal
Laura Bauer
Cast list:
Ian Barford (as Wheeler), Sally Murphy (as Margaret), Caroline Neff (as Anita), Chantal Thuy (as Minnie), Jim True-Frost (as Paul), Cora Vander Broek (as Jules), and Troy West (as Michael)
Linda Vista Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 19, 2019
Opening date: 
October 10, 2019
November 10, 2019

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Hayes Theater - Second Stage Theater

240 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Linda Vista News & Features

Tracy Letts
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Linda Vista on Broadway
October 11, 2019

Last night Second Stage Theater kicked off its largest Broadway season to date with the official opening of the first of three productions at The Hayes Theater. Following acclaimed runs at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in 2017 and at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles earlier this year, Linda Vista is finally open on the Great White Way! Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, this dark comedic take on a midlife crisis comes with an age recommendation of 16+ and is as entertaining as it is colorful... Read our full 4* review here.

Ian Barford in Linda Vista
Official Broadway production photos released for Second Stage Theater's Linda Vista
October 9, 2019

Ahead of tomorrow's official opening at The Hayes Theater on Broadway, official production photography has now been released for the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' dark comedy Linda Vista.

Our Linda Vista Review

Tracy Letts is a magician, or better yet a griot, “a repository of oral tradition”. The stories he tells have the feeling of being told before. They seem like stories we have already heard – which does not diminish the telling in any way.