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Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W. 46th St.

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The play opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on November 11, 2001 and closed on January 13, 2002 after 73 performances and 31 previews, making it one of Neil Simon's least successful efforts.



Directed by Jerry Zaks the opening cast included Lewis J. Stadlen as Mickey Fox, Rebecca Schull as Zelda, Louis Zorich as Bernie, David Margulies, and Marian Seldes as the wealthy theatergoer. The roles of Zelda and Bernie are based on the real-life owners of the Edison Cafe, Frances and Harry Edelstein. The title refers to the amount of time it takes to walk to Broadway from the play's setting, a coffee shop inspired by one located off the lobby of midtown-Manhattan's Edison Hotel, a long-time diner for "theatre types...prized for its casual atmosphere, inexpensive prices and Matzoh ball soup."


Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 9/08/2013
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BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Starts its Season with a Top-Notch Production of the Enigmatic Play, THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 19, 2016

Desert Theatreworks (DTW), Palm Desert's 501(c)(3) community theatre, is presenting Will Eno's esoteric play, THE REALISTIC JONESES. This top-notch production is a must-see for theatergoers interested in well-acted, absorbing, unsettling plays. However, the meaning of the play is difficult to discern. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More at Westport Country Playhouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Over 400 guests attended Westport Country Playhouse's annual fundraising gala, 'Sophisticated Lady: A Gala Evening Honoring Phylicia Rashad,' on Monday evening, September 16. In addition to honoring the Tony Award-winning actress, arts advocate and philanthropist Howard J. Aibel of Weston was presented with the Westport Country Playhouse Leadership Award. Scroll down for photos from the big event! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 9/15/2013
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THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Remembering Marian Seldes
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 9, 2014

Today we are shinning a solo spotlight on one of the most revered actors of our age in her death at the age of 86 earlier this week, Marian Seldes. (more...)

Melissa Errico & More Set for Symphony Space's KURT WEILL ON BROADWAY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

Symphony Space opens its 2013-14 Music season with 'Kurt Weill on Broadway,' tonight, October 7 (8 pm) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Weill's One Touch of Venus. Ted Chapin hosts a stellar cast featuring Melissa Errico, Brent Barrett, Judy Blazer, and Ron Raines, plus winners of the international Lotte Lenya Competition. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 10/06/2013
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BWW Feature: Desert Theatreworks Presents SHOW WRECK, a Musical Revue, as a Fundraiser
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 27, 2016

Desert Theatreworks presented SHOW WRECK, a musical parody revue, as a fundraiser. Arnie Kleban, Adina Lawson, Lance Phillips-Martinez, Luke Rainey, and Karen Schmitt presented numbers originated by FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, all of which made fun of theatergoers' favorite New York street. Desert Theatreworks is beginning several new project that require funding to continue. (more...)

Patrick Kerr & Marisa Redanty Join Wild Root, NewYorkRep's THE BEAST IN MY PANTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Producer Sean Hudock announced today full casting for The Wild Root Company's staged first look workshops of Jonathan Kravetz's new American play THE BEAST IN MY PANTS, which will presented in partnership with with Markus Potter and NewYorkRep (2015 Outer Critics Circle Nominee for STALKING THE BOGEYMAN). (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Continuing 82 years of continuous Community Theater, the Bergen County Players (BCP) presents Neil Simon's comedy, 45 Seconds From Broadway. Directed by Iris Weinhouse, 45 Seconds From Broadway will be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from October 25th - November 15th, 2014. Shows will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (with the exception of October 31st) and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. (more...)

BWW Review: Lots of Fun with Miss Marple in Desert Theatreworks' Mystery Drawing Room Comedy
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 8, 2016

Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, adapted by Leslie Darbon from the Agatha Christie novel, isn't exactly Noel Coward or Oscar Wilde, but the production's excellence provides a rollicking good time, and more than makes up for any weaknesses in the script. (more...)

Will Theatre District Hotspot Cafe Edison Close Its Doors?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Theatre district hotspot Cafe Edison, which is a part of the Edison Hotel, might soon be no more. According to Vanishing New York, the hotel will not renew the restaurant's lease and the cafe is looking to change locations. Manager Conrad Strohl told VNY: 'They don't want us here.' (more...)

Magic Table Magicians and More Set for Two More 'Lunch Mobs' at Cafe Edison This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Last weekend, Jeremiah Moss of the blog Vanishing New York organized a Lunch Mob at the Cafe Edison. Over 600 people attended. This weekend, he's doing it again -- twice. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The award-winning Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's foremost community theater groups, concludes its calendar year with the satirical 'The Emperor's New Clothes', November 26 through December 18 at the Little Firehouse Theater, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell.  (more...)

#SaveCafeEdison Campaign Hits Over 6,300 Supporters; Words from Martha Plimpton, Glenn Close, Jennifer Tepper & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

On Thursday, November 6th it was announced that Cafe Edison in Times Square is being denied a new lease by The Hotel Edison management. The diner -- which has served as a hub for the Broadway community for more than 30 years -- is expected to close at the end of the year. The story has sparked an outpouring of support from the Broadway community and New Yorkers at large, as well as produced a widely circulated online petition. Among the signees -- numbered at 6,357 supporters (as of 6:30 p.m. on Nov 11) -- are stars Glenn Close, Martha Plimpton, Christine Pedi, Karen Mason, Mary Testa, Joey Parnes, Rob McClure, Teal Wicks, Mamie Parris, Michael Cerveris, Sean Connery, Marc Shaiman, and more. Scroll down for some of the comments! (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Open 90th Anniversary Season with LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The historic Cape Playhouse's 90th season kicks off with one of Neil Simon's most irresistible comedies, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, starring Jennifer Cody and Daniel Pearce. Directed by Tim Threlfall, this classic comedy plays June 7 through 18.  (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Transfers to Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed, world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, that sold out at Stage 2 earlier this season, transfers Off Broadway to Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater as performances begin tonight, Friday, May 13. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play! (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present ENCHANTED APRIL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Bergen County Players, NJACT's 2015 Community Theatre of the Year, continues its 83rd season with Matthew Barber's Enchanted April. Directed by longtime member, Iris Weinhouse of Hillsdale, this romantic comedy will run from March 19, 2016 through April 16, 2016 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Show times are 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $21 for evening performances and $17 for matinees. (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks' Murder Plot in CLUE THE MUSICAL is a Hoot to Solve
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 14, 2016

CLUE THE MUSICAL, as interpreted by director Lance Phillips-Martinez and music director Joel Baker, Desert Theatreworks' production is a great deal of family-friendly fun. Mr. Phillips-Martinez and Ashley Hernandez (who also plays the multiply-widowed Mrs. Peacock) have provided superb choreography. Add an excellent cast, a terrific musician (Brian Alec Thom), and the twist of giving the audience the opportunity to solve the murder, the result is a highly enjoyable 95 minutes. (more...)

Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

It was announced today that Judy Blazer will join the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of Miss Shingle.  She will begin performances on Tuesday, June 30.  Carole Shelley, who currently fills the role, will play her final performance on Sunday, June 28. (more...)

Judy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Judy Blazer joins the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of 'Miss Shingle' tonight, June 30. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 29
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 6
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WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 4, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

Bergen County Players' 2014-15 Season to Include 'DROWSY CHAPERONE,' 'OSAGE COUNTY' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Long considered one of America's foremost community theater groups, the Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2014-15 season, an ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience pleasing musicals, innovative plays and special events for its 82nd consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with The Drowsy Chaperone, the five-time Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds PROMISES, PROMISES to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse has finalized their 12th season with the announcement of their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Direct BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey, 8/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of 'Stanley' in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at the Odyssey Theatre is set to open Aug. 2. (more...)

Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye, David Garrison, Rachel York & More Join Christian Borle in Encores! LITTLE ME; Runs 2/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Robert Creighton, David Garrison, Harriet Harris, Judy Kaye, Lewis J. Stadlen, Lee Wilkof, Tony Yazbeck and Rachel York will join Christian Borle in Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh¹s Little Me, the opening production of New York City Center¹s 2014 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 5 - 9. The show will be directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Joshua Bergasse. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Starts Tonight at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play SKELETON CREW, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. SKELETON CREW begins previews tonight, January 6, officially opens Tuesday, January 19, and plays a limited engagement through Sunday, February 14, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street). (more...)

Neil Simon's 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY Opens 1/17 at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

45 Seconds From Broadway by Neil Simon will run weekends from January 17, 2014 through February 8, 2014 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on January 26, 2014 and February 2, 2014 at 2 p.m at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Tickets are $15 for general admission. Admission for students (18 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $12. (more...)

Bergen County Players' LEADING LADIES to Run 2/13-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Bergen County Players continues its 83rd season with Ken Ludwig's hysterical comedy, Leading Ladies. Opening February 13, 2016, the high-heeled hilarity will run through March 5, 2016 at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell. Leading Ladies is helmed by veteran director Lynne Lupfer of Tenafly. Those who bring their 'leading lady' to Leading Ladies over the Valentine's Day Weekend (February 13th or 14th) will get the second ticket for free! (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Opens Tonight at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's play SKELETON CREW, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. SKELETON CREW officially opens tonight, January 19, and plays a limited engagement through Sunday, February 14, 2016 Off Broadway at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 Street). (more...)

Neil Simon's 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY Opens Tonight at Laurel Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

45 Seconds From Broadway by Neil Simon will run weekends from tonight, January 17, 2014 through February 8, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering David Margulies
by Walter McBride - Jan 13, 2016

As BroadwayWord reported yesterday, stage and screen actor David Margulies passed away on Monday, January 11. He was 78 years old. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor David Margulies Passes Away at 78
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

BroadwayWord has just learned that stage actor David Margulies passed away yesterday, January 11. He was 78 years old. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's SKELETON CREW Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced that following its critically acclaimed, sold out world premiere production at Stage 2, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will transfer this spring Off Broadway to Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's SKELETON CREW Will Transfer to Linda Gross Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that following its critically acclaimed, sold out world premiere production at Stage 2, Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will transfer this spring Off Broadway to Atlantic's Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20 Street). (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin & More Will Lead Premiere of Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at Atlantic Theater Company 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced complete casting for the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's playSkeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and featuring Jason Dirden, Wendell B. Franklin, Lynda Gravatt, Nikiya Mathis and Adesola Osakalumi. (more...)

BWW Preview: Desert Theatreworks Discusses Its 2016-17 Season
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 25, 2016

Desert Theatreworks (DTW), Palm Desert's 501(c)(3) community theatre, has received 64 nominations for the Desert Theatre League's 2016 Desert Star awards, the most of any company. Lance and Ron Phillips-Martinez, the spouses who serve as DTW's artistic director and executive director, respectively, sat down with Broadway World to discuss the company's nominations and its upcoming season. The 2016-17 season consists of two comedies, a murder mystery, two musicals, and a holiday revue featuring Frank Sinatra's songs: The Realistic Joneses, A Murder is Announced, Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash, 45 Seconds From Broadway, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Next to Normal. (more...)

Jason Alexander Directs BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of 'Stanley' in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at the Odyssey Theatre is set to open tonight, Aug. 2. (more...)

Geva Closes 2013-14 Mainstage Season with Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, 4/22-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Geva Theatre Center' 41st Mainstage Season concludes with Neil Simon's The Odd Couple. Directed by John Miller-Stephany, and with a cast led by Tony Award- winner Michael McGrath and Broadway veteran Noah Racey, this classic comedy begins performances on April 22 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 18. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Presents a Brilliant Production of OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 11, 2016

Desert Theatreworks, Palm Desert's community theatre, hits the mark with Its current production, Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES, a must-see. The acting, directing, set design, and lighting are all top-notch. (more...)

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