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The Doctor
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New York, NY
Robert Icke is back at The Armory with a new epic production.
974 Reviews on Show-Score

About The Doctor

See a riveting, complex character study with surgical precision at The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson.

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs can now see a medical drama unfold on stage — but unlike those shows, The Doctor is no melodrama. The show follows Professor Ruth Wolff, a doctor who makes a controversial medical decision that puts her at the center of a fiery public debate. Don’t miss this “masterful” performance as Ruth transforms from “a callous doctor with [ ] a booming voice to a fragile, vulnerable woman who loses everything that forms her identity," London Theatre raves.

Take a prime seat in the court of public opinion and watch the doctor’s case unfold, with her career and reputation on the line. What will your verdict be? The Doctor isn’t an interactive show, but you’ll inevitably prescribe your own judgment — or maybe wrestle with the play’s questions long after you leave.

Make your appointment with The Doctor this summer.

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Tell me more

The Doctor is written and directed by Robert Icke, who premiered the show at London’s Almeida Theatre in 2019. Critical acclaim earned it a West End transfer, and The Doctor now makes its New York debut.

Lead actress Juliet Stevenson has been with the show at every stage. She’s a veteran of the London stage and screen, winning an Olivier Award for starring in Death and the Maiden in London’s West End. She’s also a three-time BAFTA Award nominee for A Doll's House, Accused, and The Politician's Wife. Her other most famous credits include Bend It Like Beckham and Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

What to Watch For

  • The Doctor is loosely based on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1912 play Professor Bernhardi. Like The Doctor, that show follows the controversy over a Jewish doctor refusing a priest’s last rites for a dying patient.
  • Differences between The Doctor and Professor Bernhardi include that the title doctor is a woman instead of a man and the show is set in London instead of Vienna. The Doctor explores how modern media propels the controversy into the mainstream.
  • Icke is a fixture of the Off-Broadway venue Park Avenue Armory. His adaptations of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Aeschylus's Oresteia went up there in 2022, and his adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People in 2021.
  • The Park Avenue Armory used to be an actual armory! The Wade Thompson Drill Hall, where troops once trained and stored supplies, is now the multipurpose event space where The Doctor in New York is performed.
  • Icke has directed Stevenson in several other plays in London, including Hamlet and Mary Stuart.
  • Multiple hit plays from London have found equal success playing the Armory. A recent example is The Lehman Trilogy, which went on from the Park Avenue Armory to a Tony-winning Broadway run.

Run time

2 hrs 45 mins (incl. one intermission).

Start date

June 3rd, 2023

End date

August 19th, 2023


Park Avenue Armory


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