"A dream of a revival!"

"Forest Whitaker gives a transfixing Broadway debut!"

"An extraordinary kind of heaven to watch."

"Forest Whitaker is outstanding!"

"Deeply satisfying. Hughie glows thanks to Forest Whitaker onstage and Michael Grandage as director."

"A must-see show!"


Eugene O’Neill’s two-hander Hughie returned to Broadway in the spring of 2016 starring Forest Whitaker, making his Broadway debut, in a revival helmed by Tony Award®-winner Michael Grandage.

1928. New York City. A hotel lobby. A small-time gambler and big-time drinker makes his way back to Room 492. With a new night clerk on duty, he is forced to confront his personal demons and discover the real end to his own story. Hughie is a rarely seen theatrical masterpiece about the loneliness and redemption of one man chasing the American Dream.

Theatre: The Booth Theatre
Opening Date: February 25, 2016

SMP’s Favorite Moment

Frank Wood sitting onstage as the audience walks into the theater; Forest Whitaker’s many wonderful facial expressions; Christopher Oram’s mood and era-evoking sets.

Read the Play

Hughie is available in print, published by Yale University Press.  Purchase your copy here.

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Forest Whitaker 

Erie Smith

Frank Wood 

Night Clerk


Eugene O'Neill


Michael Grandage