Thurgood At The Booth Theatre In New York - A Solo Show By Laurence Fishburne As Thurgood Marshall

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Booth Theater

1535 Broadway

Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission

April 30, 2008

Broadway Play - biographical

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Laurence Fishburne comes to Broadway in the role of Thurgood at the Booth Theatre in New York. This one-man-show reveals the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Being a solo performance, do not expect any of the heady excitement of a drama or a musical. However, according to most critics, Fishburne in the role of Thurgood Marshall manages to capture your attention for 90 minutes to provide you with an entertaining and pleasant evening.

The Main Character

Thurgood at the Booth Theatre in New York narrates the remarkable story of Thurgood Marshall who rose from a childhood in the backstreets of Baltimore to one of the highest seats of justice in the United States as a Supreme Court Justice. Thurgood, by George Stevens has been created around a worthy subject- Thurgood Marshall, the United States Supreme Court Justice. In this solo show, much of the histrionics has been left on the bench. Fishburne turns in an exceedingly restrained and respectful performance as Marshall, at the same time managing to intersperse his character with the requisite humor and humanity.

Thurgood at the Booth Theatre in New York, being more of a journey from one court to the other, educates you about an important profession, but only provides marginal information about the man behind it. The audience is somehow left with the desire of wanting to know more about the private tribulations faced by Marshall in his climb to the top rung rather than about his public trials.

In Thurgood at the Booth Theatre in New York, Laurence Fishburne enters as an elderly but energetic Marshall who returns to Howard University after his retirement from the Supreme Court. Fishburne sheds his black-framed glasses, cane and his halting step along with his other frailties of age as he carries you through his illustrious journey. Fishburne, a winner of many awards succeeds marvelously in his attempt to bring alive the words, wisdom and wit of one of America’s greatest heroes on stage. Thurgood is created essentially as a generic documentary. However, Fishburne’s performance as well as the history dealt with in the play makes for a surprisingly absorbing, and at times even stirring show.

George Stevens’s play on Thurgood Marshall with Laurence Fishburne’s one-man-show as Thurgood, the United States Supreme Court Justice, opened at the Booth Theatre in New York in the end of April. The play was also nominated for the Tony Awards in the year 2007-2008. Ticket rates for Thurgood at the Booth Theatre in New York are priced at $70 and $95. Thurgood has opened for a strictly limited engagement and will play through July. Tickets for the show are easily available online. For tickets to the Thurgood show at the best rates, visit our website now.

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