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Tickets access policies announced for The River

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, is pleased to announce three new ticket access policies for $35 day-of seats, standing room and an additional ticket block which is being added to the theatre’s seating configuration for the production. THE RIVER begins preview performances on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015.


The production will sell $35 tickets for every performance. There will be two ways to purchase these tickets.

Starting every Monday for the current week of performances, 20 seats for each of that week’s performances (160 seats per week) will be available for advance purchase for $35, only at the Circle in the Square box office. Customers will be able to purchase one or two tickets with a photo ID. The customer will receive a receipt and the tickets will be held in their name at the box office. The tickets will be available for pick-up at the box office one hour before the purchased performance and the ticket holder will need to show ID and receipt to receive the tickets. The policy will go into effect starting on Monday, October 27 at 10:00 AM at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office for the first week of performance.

There will also be 20 tickets available for $35 and sold for day-of performances, available for purchase when the box office opens daily at 10:00 AM.

A new section of “riverbank” bench seating has been added to the theatre’s configuration for the production of THE RIVER. These seats are located in the front two rows, encircling the set design. The seats, which will be $95 and will be available online at and at the box office, will provide a unique and personal vantage point for this intimate production.

The production will have $30 standing room locations available for purchase. The seats will be on sale at the box office and available when the performance is sold out.

On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems… and as memory collides with desire, the truth becomes the most elusive catch of all.
THE RIVER was first developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and was subsequently produced by the Royal Court Theatre. It was presented from October 18-November 17, 2012 in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, in a production directed by Mr. Rickson, also featuring Ms. Donnelly, who makes her Broadway debut alongside Ms. Jumbo.

Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

The production marks the sixth collaboration between Mr. Butterworth and Mr. Rickson. Mr. Rickson has previously directed the world premiere productions of Mr. Butterworth’s Mojo, The Night Heron, The Winterling, Parlour Song and the multi-award-winning London and Broadway production of Jerusalem.

Circle in the Square’s unique configuration and intimacy has made it a favorite of many stars who have graced its stage over the decades in both classics and new plays, including Colleen Dewhurst, Lillian Gish, George C. Scott, Julie Christie, Al Pacino, James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Kline, Joanne Woodward, Rex Harrison, John Malkovich, Nathan Lane, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others. The 2009 critically acclaimed and Tony Award®-winning revival of The Norman Conquests, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, also played at the theatre.

THE RIVER is designed by Ultz, with lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, music by Stephen Warbeck, and casting by Jim Carnahan.

Tickets for THE RIVER are available at or by calling 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400.

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