For the first time ever, BroadwayHD brings you a live production from the renowned Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles! Streamed live on Saturday, March 11, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Long Day's Journey Into Night, features Alfred Molina (Chocolat, Spider Man 2) and Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle). Tune in through April 3 to watch the on-demand encore, any time you like, right here on BroadwayHD.com! Also available on BroadwayHD apps for Apple TV, Roku, iOS, and Android.
Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical masterpiece pulls back the curtain on the Connecticut home of the Tyrone family, where deep-seated resentments and bourbon-fueled tirades cause a family to expose their darkest natures. O'Neill paints the powerful and heart-rending portrait of a single day that begins as any other, only to become a night from which they will never recover.
|James Tyrone, Jr.||Stephen Louis Grush|
|Mary Cavan Tyrone||Jane Kaczmarek|
|James Tyrone||Alfred Molina|
|Edmund Tyrone||Colin Woodell|
|Dramaturgy||William Davies King|
|Assistant Director||Rhonda Kohl|
|Scenic Designer||Tom Buderwitz|
|Costume Designer||Denitsa Bliznakova|
|Projection Designer||Jason H. Thompson|
|Fight Director||Peter Katona|
|Movement Coach||Jean-Louis Rodrigue|
|Production Stage Manager||Young Ji|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Cate Cundiff|
|Casting Director||Phyllis Schuringa, CSA|
A Glorious Journey
'Long Day's Journey Into Night' is a play I've seen countless times and desperately love. And having seen the Geffen Playhouse production on Tuesday, March 7th in person, and again last night, March 11th, as it live-streamed on my PC, I can say without reservation that this is among the finest productions I've experienced -- shattering, funny and thrilling. With sensitive, probing direction by Jeanie Hackett and magnificent performances from Alfred Molina, Jane Kaczmarek, Colin Woodell. Stephen Louis Grush and Angela Goethals (all of them even better in this live-streamed performance than they were the night I first saw it, which, believe me, is saying something), this is a production to savor. There is much I could share about each superb portrayal and the many unique details that make this interpretation a fresh and bracing one, but space here is limited. Suffice it to say, with hauntingly realized set, lighting and sound design, everything comes together here to create pure theatrical magic. Thank goodness. For, when this most challenging of plays is given less than its due it can be a long day's slog into slumber. Therefore I'm delighted to report that this particular 'Journey' is a glorious one indeed, almost seeming to fly along, from sun drenched morning to fog shrouded night, and left me -- as the best productions always have -- deeply moved and exhilarated. So it's with gratitude that I toast the digital capture of this Grade-A bonded example of lightning in a bourbon bottle. Cheers!