Brian Dennehy in Hughie/Krapp's Last Tape at the Goodman
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Grand and uplifting, Les Miserables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Drury Lane kicks off its 30th anniversary season with this sweeping tale of romance, passion, suspense and redemption set against the stormy backdrop of the French Revolution. You'll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption while trying to outrun the determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary and student, Marius. It's a celebration of the human struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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Absolutely loved Hughie! Set was incredible...so realistic. Brian Dennehy is one of the great actors of our time. Didn't care so much for Krapp, although I can appreciate the subleties and Brian's amazing character. Krapp would have worked better for me with a much closer seat. Middle to rear mezzanine was too far to fully grasp what was happening on stage.
Over the past two decades, legendary actor Brian Dennehy has thrilled Chicago audiences with unforgettable productions, including Long Day’s Journey into Night, the Iceman Cometh and Death of a Salesman. Now Dennehy returns to Goodman Theatre in two plays by the most renowned playwrights of the 20th century: Eugene O’Neill and Samuel Beckett. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy—one of the country’s finest actors of the stage and screen—in this extraordinary double bill.
In Hughie, high-rolling gambler Erie (Brian Dennehy) and Hughie, the credulous night clerk at his apartment building, were confidants. Hughie admired Erie for his bold lifestyle and Erie considered Hughie his good luck charm. When Hughie dies unexpectedly, Erie’s luck changes for the worse and he finds himself in dire straights. Then Erie meets the new night clerk (Joe Grifasi), who reminds him enough of Hughie that he takes the gamble his luck is about to change. __
Krapp’s Last Tape__ is Samuel Beckett’s classic one-act, one-man show. Every year on his birthday, self-absorbed Krapp records the important—and the banal—moments of the last year. As he prepares to record a new tape on his 69th birthday, he begins to listen to his archives. This immersion in his own history leads Krapp to question with growing regret whether his present lives up to his past.
The running time for Hughie/Krapp’s Last Tape is approximately two hours, including one 15-minute intermission.