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Breaking the Story Tickets

The award-winning playwright of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is back with a gripping new play.
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Breaking the Story Tickets

About Breaking the Story

Get Breaking the Story tickets and see SAG, Critics’ Choice, and Satellite awards nominee Maggie Siff in a new play by Alexis Scheer, the award-winning playwright of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord. A leading television actress from Mad Men, Billions, and Sons of Anarchy, Maggie Siff has also enjoyed a lauded career off Broadway, and now she’s back on stage in this timely new play. Book Breaking the Story tickets to see this dark comedy and incredible story of one foreign correspondent choosing between her thrilling life abroad in wartorn areas and a safer one back home.

Experience Breaking the Story in New York and see the latest production from Tony Award nominee Jo Bonney, who won acclaim for her staging of Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living. An unflinching drama and stinging comedy, this new play is a perfect vehicle for Siff, who is known to millions of viewers as a fiery female lead. See Breaking the Story off Broadway this spring for a limited run only.

Run time

1hr 30min. No intermission.

Start date

May 16th, 2024

End date

June 23rd, 2024


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Language advisory.
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Breaking the Story cast and creative team

By: Alexis Scheer
Director: Jo Bonney
Producer: Second Stage Theater
Cast list: Maggie Siff (as Marina), Tala Ashe (as Nikki), Geneva Carr (as Sonia), Julie Halston (as Gummy), Louis Ozawa (as Bear), Gabrielle Policano (as Cruz), Matthew Saldívar (as Fed)
Sets: Myung Hee Cho
Costumes: Emilio Sosa
Lighting: Jeff Croiter
Sound: Darron L West
Other info: Projection design by Elaine J. McCarthy, original music by Dan Ryan


305 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036


Elevator access, wheelchair access

More information about Breaking the Story

Breaking the Story comes to Second Stage Theater, an Off-Broadway powerhouse and celebrated producer of new works. In this world premiere, Marina (Maggie Siff) is a foreign war correspondent who has an exciting life on the road and an adoring lover, who also happens to be her cameraman. Traveling to highly volatile wartorn countries across the globe, Marina is used to a life on the edge, but a recent, and bloody, trip leaves her wondering whether such a career can go on forever.

As a lifetime achievement awards ceremony approaches, bringing with it old friends and family to celebrate Marina’s success and reflect her harrowing experiences back to her, Marina sees her personal and professional lives blur in new and destabilizing ways. A blazing play zeroing in on the effects of war once you think you’ve left it behind, Breaking the Story is a razor-sharp portrait of one woman’s life and career, and how you can never truly leave your work behind.

What to watch for

  • Alexis Scheer started off Broadway, has gone on Broadway, and is back again: she leapt to fame with her acclaimed comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, then adapted the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bad Cinderella, and is now making her Second Stage debut with this fierce new play.
  • Second Stage is one of New York’s most celebrated theatres and is currently presenting the Sarah Paulson-led Appropriate. Previous productions include Tony winners Take Me Out and Dear Evan Hansen.
  • Director Jo Bonney has been a hitmaker for years, winning an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence and a Drama Desk Award nomination.
  • Maggie Siff is not the only TV star in this play; Breaking the Story also features Louis Ozawa as her onstage boyfriend. Ozawa appears on the TV shows Jack Ryan, Pachinko, and Hunters.
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