My Name is Lucy Barton

Manhattan Theatre Club continues its 2019-2020 Broadway season with the American premiere of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring four-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney.

Based on the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Strout, adapted for the stage by Rona Munro, this one-woman show first premiered at the Bridge Theatre in London, marking Linney’s UK stage debut, in the summer of 2018. Following rave reviews, Linney also agreed to a special return engagement in winter 2019 and now, thanks to Manhattan Theatre Club, New York audiences have the opportunity to experience this haunting and emotionally driven play.

Laura Linney has enjoyed an extremely fruitful relationship with Manhattan Theatre Club throughout her career. She originally made her Off-Broadway debut with the company in the 1991 production of Beggars in a House of Plenty at New York City Center and would return in 1992 for the MTC production of Sight Unseen. She would return to the latter play in 2004 for MTC, this time on Broadway, earning her second Tony Award nomination. In fact, her third and fourth Tony nominations also resulted through her performances in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway productions of Time Stands Still (2010) and Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes (2017), where she alternated the roles of Regina Giddens and Birdie Hubbard with her co-star Cynthia Nixon at every performance.

My Name is Lucy Barton marks the much-loved star of stage and screen’s first solo show on the Great White Way, adding yet another arrow to this talented lady’s quiver. 

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About My Name is Lucy Barton:

Laura Linney returns to Broadway in a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. Linney plays Lucy Barton, a woman who wakes after an operation to find – much to her surprise – her mother at the foot of her bed. They haven’t seen each other in years. During their days-long visit, Lucy tries to understand her past, works to come to terms with her family, and begins to find herself as a writer.

Elizabeth Strout, adapted by Rona Munro
Manhattan Theatre Club and The London Theatre Company in association with Penguin Random House Audio
Richard Eyre
Peter Mumford
John Leonard
Bob Crowley
Bob Crowley
Cast list:
Laura Linney (as Lucy Barton)
Other info:
Projection Design by Luke Halls
My Name is Lucy Barton Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
January 4, 2020
Opening date: 
January 15, 2020
February 29, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club

261 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street or 50th Street stations

Latest My Name is Lucy Barton News & Features

Laura Linney in My Name is Lucy Barton
Official Broadway production photos released for My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney
January 14, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club has now revealed production photography for its current American premiere of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring four-time Tony Award nominee Laura Linney. The production began previews on January 4, 2020 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, ahead of an official opening on January 15 and a limited engagement through February 29, 2020.   Laura Linney as Lucy Barton Laura Linney as Lucy Barton

Our My Name is Lucy Barton Review

One of the strengths of the quietly affecting My Name is Lucy Barton is that it’s refreshingly free of sentimentality. This moody monologue on Broadway deftly sidesteps power-sapping gooeyness as it tells the story of a writer and the enduring legacy of crushing family dysfunction. The play’s other invaluable asset is the exhilarating performance by Laura Linney, whose clear-eyed and... Read more