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Music Box Theatre

239 West 45th Street


November 30, 2006

Broadway Play (Drama)

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This timely production opened at the Music Box Theatre in November of 2006 and is scheduled to close at the beginning of April. This family political drama was written by British play write David Hare and stars Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy in their Broadway debuts. The Vertical Hour is a story that is told through much small talk about love, life, relationships and death.

The story centers around the three main characters, Nadia Blye; a smart, beautiful feminist, Oliver Lucas; a witty, handsome middle-aged doctor, and his estranged son Philip who is engaged to Nadia. Philip brings Nadia, an American, to vacation in the Welsh borders, and introduces her to his father who he blames for his mother’s life of misery. The young woman a former war correspondent, but now a professor at Yale finds her world turned upside down once she meets the older Englishman. He surprises her with his culture and beliefs in a post 9/11 world. Through their conversations she begins to learn things about herself and starts to question the very views that have made her who she is today.

Ms. Moore has won critical acclaim for her film career which includes roles in “Boogie Nights,” “The End of the Affair,” “The Hours” and “Far From Heaven.” She is one of a handful of actors to have ever been nominated for both a leading and supporting role in the same year at the Academy Awards. She achieved this in 2002 for “The Hours” and “Far From Heaven,” respectively. Mr. Nighy has received positive reviews for his portrayal of Oliver Lucas. He is a veteran British stage actor whose most recent film work includes “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Mans Chest” and “Love Actually.”

The Vertical Hour focuses on the hard hitting issues of today. The discussions include the causes and effects of the Iraq war, and define the characters position on it. Another strong topic is the Bush Administrations handling of the war. The title of the play refers to the brief moment in medical combat just after a disaster when a doctor can actually be of some use on the battlefield. Among the deep banter lies a subplot in this production. A surprising triangle emerges between the main characters and Nadia finds herself caught in the middle of her feelings for both men. David Hare is passionate about the state of the world and it comes through in his writing. The production offers a strong political message about the war and the audience is left with a feeling that they may no longer be able to sit around and do nothing. The play makes a statement that they must respond to the call to action.

The Vertical Hour Play tickets sell on average for 73.00 dollars with premium seating running as high as 200.00 dollars for high demand Vertical Hour Play ticket. The Music Box Theatre has a seating capacity of 7,944 with an average of 5,500 seats selling out each show time.

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Show Times

Wed & Sat 2pm

Mon - Sat 8pm


Take the A, C, E trains to 42nd Street & 8th Avenue.

Take the N, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 trains to 42nd Street & Times Square.


Julianne Moore
Bill Nighy
Andrew Scott


Written by - David Hare
Director - Sam Mendes :
Producers - Robert Fox & Scott Rudin
Set Design - Scott Pask
Costume Design - Ann Roth
Lighting Design - Brian MacDevitt

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