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Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's inflammatory play Baal, Clive tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction. At once a celebration and a nightmare vision of life lived for pleasure, Clive boasts an eclectic selection of classic American songs performed live.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Mar. 9, 2013.

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Previews: Jan 17, 2013 • Opening: Feb 7, 2013 • Closing: Mar 9, 2013
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Theatre Three at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
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What Is the Story of Clive?
Based on Bertolt Brecht’s controversial play Baal, Clive tells the story of an aging rocker who struggles to connect with a whirlwind of friends and lovers while his music career declines and his drug addiction intensifies. As his self-destructive personality takes over, the things that once made Clive happy (drugs, sex and fame) come back to haunt him.

"Jonathan Marc Sherman’s 'Clive,' directed by and starring Ethan Hawke, has Derek McLane’s perfect sleazy setting, Jeff Croiter’s evocative lighting, and Gaines' dark music to tell a somber tale of decadence and self-destruction."


David Sheward

"Even delivering annotative lines like 'They exit,' [Vincent] D’Onofrio exudes a gleeful, dangerous heat."

The New York Times

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Zoe Kazan
3rd Woman
Vincent d'Onofrio
Stephanie Janssen
1st Woman
2nd Woman
Aaron Krohn
1st Man
Dana Lyn
4th Woman
Jonathan Marc Sherman
3rd Man


Written by
Jonathan Marc Sherman
Set Designer
Derek McLane
Costume Designer
Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer
Jeff Croiter
Sound Designer
Shane Rettig
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