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Sarah and James, a photographer and a journalist, have been together for nine years and share a passion for documenting the realities of war. But when injuries force them to return home to New York, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life.

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Performances ended on Jan. 30, 2011.

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About Time Stands Still on Broadway

Previews: Sep 23, 2010 • Opening: Oct 7, 2010 • Closing: Jan 30, 2011
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James Earl Jones Theatre
138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Assisted listening devices are available. An ID is required as a deposit.
Wheelchair Access
Orchestra section and Main Level are fully accessible.
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What Is the Story of Times Stands Still?
Real-life couple Sarah and James work together as war correspondents—she’s a photographer; he’s a writer. When a car bomb severely injures Sarah, she comes home to recuperate in the Brooklyn loft she and James share. It soon becomes clear that she is eager to return to where the action is, while he’s relieved to be away from the terror and bloodshed. Meanwhile, their editor, Richard, drops by with his much-younger girlfriend, Mandy, a happy-go-lucky event planner who can’t understand why journalists simply record what they see rather than actively try to stop the violence.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

""A powerful drama in a flawless production... Time Stands Still is Donald Margulies’ finest play since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends. His dialogue crackles with bright wit and intelligence. Laura Linney is an actress of unusual economy and grace. Brian d'Arcy James is a remarkably versatile actor who has never been better than he is here. Alicia Silverstone brings intelligence and humor to her character, and Eric Bogosian is terrific.""

The New York Times

Charles Isherwood

""Time Stands Stll soars! Laura Linney is remarkable as Sarah. Her unmannered lucidity and utter lack of vanity make Sarah convincing and sympathetic. Brian d’Arcy James gives a vital performance. Eric Bogosian is winning and Alicia Silverstone gives Mandy warmth and substance.""

USA Today

Elysa Gardner

"“**** Laura Linney is sublime in Daniel Sullivan’s deftly directed production. She keeps you glued from word one. Eric Bogosian and Alicia Silverstone hit all the right notes. Brian d’Arcy James has never been better. He gives a highly charged performance. Donald Margulies writes with intelligence and humor and creates dialogue that always hits the ear as real.”"

New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

"“Smart, stylish and timely. Under the savvy direction of Daniel Sullivan, Donald Margulies’ play is layered with an intriguing seriousness that inspires discussion after the curtain comes down.""

Associated Press

Michael Kuchwara

"“**** Once again, the masterful Daniel Sullivan has taken a play and given us the smartest version of it possible. All four characters are treated with respect and acted with skill. Manhattan Theatre Club’s naturalistic production may well leave you wounded.”"

Time Out New York

Adam Feldman

""MTC's impeccable production is time well spent. A taut two hours, expertly directed by Daniel Sullivan. This impressive, timely new work is a dynamite showcase for stellar acting.”"


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Eric Bogosian


Written by
Donald Margulies
Daniel Sullivan
Set Designer
John Lee Beatty
Costume Designer
Rita Ryack
Lighting Designer
Peter Kaczorowski
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