Barefoot in the Park

Cort Theatre (New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.
New York, NY
Running Time
Two hours and 15 minutes with one intermission
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The original Broadway production of this romantic comedy, written by Neil Simon and directed by Mike Nichols, opened October 23, 1963, with the four lead roles taken by actors Elizabeth Ashley (Corie), Robert Redford (Paul), Mildred Natwick (Mrs. Banks), and Kurt Kasznar (Victor Velasco). The play was nominated for three 1964 Tony Awards, and Mike Nichols won the trophy for Best Director (Dramatic). The show ran for 1530 performances, closing on June 25, 1967, making it Neil Simon’s longest-running hit, and the tenth longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history. Int. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park” would be a start… “A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy.” – The New York Times “Critic weeps joyfully…I don’t think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening.” – New York Daily News

Barefoot in the Park Revival to Close May 21
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2006

The revival of Barefoot in the Park, starring Amanda Peet, Patrick Wilson, Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts, will close at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on May 21. (more...)

Barefoot In The Park: Make Them Hear You
by Michael Dale - March 6, 2006

A leading lady who yells her lines and a director going for too much realism saps much of the humor from this Neil Simon classic (more...)

BWW Video Show Preview: Barefoot In The Park
by BWW News Desk - March 5, 2006

Catch the latest video show preview, 'Barefoot in the Park,' now available on (more...) TV Presents: BROADWAY BEAT with 'Barefoot in the Park' and 'Jacques Brel'
by Broadway Beat - February 25, 2006

This week Broadway Beat brings you up close and person with the cast of 'Barefoot in the Park' and 'Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris' right here on! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barefoot in the Park's Opening Night
by Walter McBride - February 18, 2006

The first-ever revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, starring Patrick Wilson, Amanda Peet, Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts, opened on February 16th (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barefoot in the Park Meet and Greet
by Walter McBride - January 13, 2006

The stars of the upcoming Barefoot in the Park revival--Amanda Peet, Patrick Wilson, Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts--gathered to pose for pictures (more...)

Redford / Fonda 1967 Barefoot in the Park Film Airs February 4 on TV Land
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2006

In celebration of the Broadway revival of the Neil Simon play Barefoot in the Park, TV Land is giving viewers a special treat and taking them to the movies on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m. with a presentation of the 1967 film Barefoot in the Park. (more...)

Barefoot in the Park Revival, with Peet, Wilson, Clayburgh and Roberts, Set to Open Feb. 16
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2005

The revival of Barefoot in the Park, starring Amanda Peet, Patrick Wilson, Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts, will open at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on February 16th (more...)

Roberts, Clayburgh Join Peet and Wilson in Barefoot Revival
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2005

Jill Clayburgh and Tony Roberts will join Amanda Peet and Patrick Wilson in the upcoming 2006 revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (more...)