Riding the Midnight Express

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Tickets at Barrow Street Theatre


27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
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About Riding the Midnight Express on Broadway


Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
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80 minutes (no intermission)


May be inappropriate for 14 and under


Oct. 2, 2014


Dec. 28, 2014

Story for Riding the Midnight Express

Billy Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport in 1970 with two kilos of hashish taped to his body. The Turkish High Court sentenced him to life in prison. Five years later, Billy escaped from Imrali Island prison in the dead of night – rowing 17 miles across the open sea in a raging storm.

On his return to the US, Hayes wrote MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Published in 18 languages, the book was an instant best-seller. When the iconic film was released in 1978, Billy Hayes became a mythical figure, a cultural anti-hero known around the world.

Now, he returns to the New York Stage for a 10-week limited engagement, after sold out runs in Edinburgh and London, with his riveting one-man show, an epic journey of self-discovery.