Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Hughie’ with Forest Whitaker Opens on Broadway with $25 Dollar Tickets

By James Knight on Feb 25, 2016 03:35 AM EST

The Broadway revivel of Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie official opens tonight (Feb 25) . This play features only two actors, Oscar Winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as Ernie Smith and and Tony Award winner Frank Wood (Side Man) as a night clerk. 25 tickets for each performance are being sold at $25 dollars making Hughie possibly one of the most affordable shows on Broadway.

There are 25 seats set aside each performance for only $25 each. Tickets are limited to two per customer and are available at, or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Forest Whitaker praised the shows affordable ticket prices in a statement reported by Playbill:

 "I am pleased that Hughie is participating in a program that makes Broadway tickets affordable and easy to obtain so anyone interested in live theater can experience O’Neill’s work first hand.”

Tickets prices for Hughie can go all the way to $149. You can purchase tickets by visiting or by calling at (212) 239-6200. You can also visit the Booth Theatre box office located at 222 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Hughie is scheduled to run until June 12.

The official website for Hughie describes the story’s synopsis, reading:

“Summer, 1928. New York City. Beyond the bright lights of the Great White Way, a small-time gambler and big-time drinker returns to the faded hotel he has made his home. He encounters a new night clerk at the front desk and as the early hours of the morning give way to another dawn, he continues to chase the American Dream in order to survive. Hughie is a rarely seen theatrical masterpiece that beautifully investigates the themes of loneliness and redemption and offers a unique insight into the human condition.”

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