A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller, HARRY CLARKE is the story of a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. This riveting one-man play by Obie Award-winning writer David Cale (LILLIAN) and helmed by Obie Award-winning director Leigh Silverman (VIOLET) will star Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, Vineyard’s THE METAL CHILDREN) in a tour-de-force performance.
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Obie Award – Performance: Billy Crudup
Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Solo Show: Written by David Cale, Performed by Billy Crudup
Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Lighting Design: Alan C. Edwards
Drama Desk Award – Outstanding Solo Performance: Billy Crudup
Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Solo Performance: Billy Crudup
Off Broadway Alliance Award – Best Solo Performance: Billy Crudup
Drama League Award – Distinguished Performance Award: Billy Crudup
Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Director: Leigh Silverman
Listen to our “Theatre Uncorked” podcast with David Cale and Leigh Silverman
Watch Billy Crudup’s appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
See how Billy plays the 19 different characters of HARRY CLARKE in this New York Times’ Acting Series Video
Listen to a post-show talkback from Wednesday, Nov. 29
Writer David Cale, Director Leigh Silverman and Billy Crudup take audience questions at The Vineyard about their collaboration on Harry Clarke.
DELICIOUS. WHAT A STORY!
Billy Crudup is having the time of his life in a sly role terrifically suited to his gifts.
The production, directed by Leigh Silverman, is just as masterly.”
– Jesse Green, The New York Times
“ONE OF THE MOST EXHILARATING THEATRE TRIUMPHS OF 2017!
Leaves you cheering.”
– Rex Reed, The Observer
“AN AMAZINGLY EROTIC PLAY!
Played to perfection by Billy Crudup!”
– Robert Hofler, The Wrap
– Zachary Stewart, Theatremania
“‘HARRY CLARKE’ IS SLYLY SEDUCTIVE AND QUIETLY CREEPY!
Billy Crudup proves he’s the real deal. David Cale’s vivid details and imagery and tightly calibrated narrative gives the play its own distinction.”
– Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News
– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
“A MESMERIZING NEW PLAY! BILLY CRUDUP IS AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, SEXY AND HAUNTING.
‘Harry Clarke’ and Billy Crudup will delight you and terrify you in equal measure.”
– David Hurst, Talkin’ Broadway
“GREAT THEATRE! GREAT STORYTELLING!
A compelling story told by a riveting actor in a tour-de-force performance.”
– Deb Miller, DC Metro Arts
“ENORMOUSLY FUN, with dizzying layers!”
– Loren Noveck, Exeunt Magazine
“COMPELLING, WITH A TOUR DE FORCE PERFORMANCE BY CRUDUP!
Under the vivid and cinematic style direction of Silverman you could swear that there are more people on that stage than just Crudup.”
– Joseph Cervelli, NorthJersey.com
“THE AMAZING BILLY CRUDUP EMERGES IN CREATIVE BRILLIANCE!
Funny and sexually charged.”
– Sandi Durell, Theatre Pizzazz
“CRUDUP IS REMARKABLE!
There’s nothing like watching ‘Harry Clarke’ live. Catch it if you can!”
– Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp
“DAVID CALE’S EXCITING HARRY CLARKE IS A MAGNIFICENTLY FUN RIDE!
Billy Crudup is magnetic. As directed by the wonderful Leigh Silverman, the piece drives forward with an anxious edge that borders on excitement, tension, and fear of discovery.”
– Steven Ross, FrontMezzJunkies
PHOTO: Billy Crudup by HollenderX2.