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261-5 West 47th St.

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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


Jane Fonda, Robert Redford to Star in Netflix Original Film OUR SOULS AT NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Netflix announced that principal photography begins September 12 on the original feature film OUR SOULS AT NIGHT from director Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox). (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, BABY CASE and More Set for Stage Door Players' 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Recently named one of Atlanta's Top 5 Theater Companies by CBS Local for the 2015­2016 Season, Stage Door Players, Dunwoody's own professional theatre company, is proud to announce its 43rd season of entertaining, exciting programming. (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kicking off the 43rd Season at STAGE DOOR PLAYERS is the Tony Award winning comedy,Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon. Opens on Friday, September 23, and runs through Sunday, October 16. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (no performance on Thursday, September 29), and Sundays at 2:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 9/04/2016
by BWW - Sep 4, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/04/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage Wilde-ly Feminine THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by 'Phie Mura in the Studio. (more...)

The Finborough Rediscovers Howard Brenton Classic, MAGNIFICENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"I loathe us, I loathe our stupid puerile view of the World … That WE have only to do it, that WE have only to go puff, and the monster buildings will go splat…" The first professional London production in over 40 years of Magnificence, the seminal 1973 play by revered British dramatist Howard Brenton, runs at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited four week season from Tuesday, 25 October 2016 (Press Nights: Thursday, 27 October and Friday, 28 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, BABY CASE and More Set for Stage Door Players' 43rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Recently named one of Atlanta's Top 5 Theater Companies by CBS Local for the 2015­2016 Season, Stage Door Players, Dunwoody's own professional theatre company, is proud to announce its 43rd season of entertaining, exciting programming. (more...)

Stage Door Players to Present Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Kicking off the 43rd Season at STAGE DOOR PLAYERS is the Tony Award winning comedy,Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon. Opens today, September 23, and runs through Sunday, October 16. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm (no performance on Thursday, September 29), and Sundays at 2:30pm. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Move Into Melbourne's Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Shaun Micallef and Francis Greenslade star as the famous mismatched duo in comedy classic The Odd Couple. Directed by comedy specialist Peter Houghton, this hilarious story about friendship, marriage and unexpected flatmates opens on Thursday 10 November at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)


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Nathan Lane Pens Foreword for NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS, Hitting Shelves This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The complete memoirs of playwright Neil Simon will be released on November 8th by Simon & Schuster, featuring a new introduction by Nathan Lane and afterword by Simon's wife Elaine Joyce. (more...)

Conflict, Drama, Families and Music in Dio's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment is excited to announce their 2017 theatre season which includes two plays and three musicals! 2017 will mark The Dio's fourth full year presenting theatrical productions in Livingston County. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Present World Premiere of Beth Kander's THE BOTTLE TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Stage Left Theatre announces the upcoming world premiere of The Bottle Tree, written by Beth Kander and directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree is the first production of Stage Left' s 35th season.  (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced 'M*A*S*H' star LORETTA SWIT starring in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

BREAKING: Stage Play Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Bow in 2017; Hunter Foster to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Leading Broadway producing company The Araca Group and Hasbro Inc. today announced plans to bring the classic Hasbro game CLUE to the stage.  (more...)

Big Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

MidCity Productions returns to the stage after a one-year hiatus with the New York debut of George Orwell's internationally renowned tale of one man's struggle with freedom in a dystopian society. (more...)

NEIL SIMON'S MEMOIRS, with Foreword by Nathan Lane, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The complete memoirs of playwright Neil Simon will be released today, November 8th, by Simon & Schuster, featuring a new introduction by Nathan Lane and afterword by Simon's wife Elaine Joyce. (more...)

Alhambra to Look Back, Look Forward with 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Looking back. Looking Forward. That is the theme for the year-long anniversary celebration at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the nation's longest running professional dinner theater. In late July of 1967, there was but one table - on an empty lot on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida, an unlikely spot 50 years ago for what would become an icon in the Jacksonville cultural landscape and within the national theater scene. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Dallas (more...)

Big Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

MidCity Productions returns to the stage after a one-year hiatus with the New York debut of George Orwell's internationally renowned tale of one man's struggle with freedom in a dystopian society. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

City Theatre Company Presents Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Ring in the holiday season with the wild comedy of high jinks, good times, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. City Theatre Austin, November 18 - December 18. (more...)

Big Brother Heads to New York in MidCity Productions' 1984 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

MidCity Productions returns to the stage after a one-year hiatus with the New York debut of George Orwell's internationally renowned tale of one man's struggle with freedom in a dystopian society. (more...)

BWW Interview: 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI's Penny Fuller & The Many Wonderful Things About Her
by Gil Kaan - Jan 9, 2017

Actress/LA theatre inaugurator, Penny Fuller has embarked on a new leg of her career as a cabaret artiste. Ms. Fuller will be bringing her solo musical play 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI to the Broad Stage beginning January 11. I had the most delightful opportunity to chat with the vibrant, vivacious Ms. Fuller. She possesses a memory of an elephant, effortlessly listing off names of cast compatriots and retelling intriguing incidents of her theatre highlights. (more...)

Love is in the AirÂ…Five Flights Up at BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's professional, award winning dinner theatre, is very excited to present the classic Broadway comedy, Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon, directed by Greg Bailey. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/13; FENCES in Salt Lake City, Exclusive FUN HOME in Denver, Harold Prince's CANDIDE and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

As we start our new year, we are offering a more comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which will now include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COPENHAGEN in Washington, DC, FENCES in Salt Lake City, an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of FUN HOME in Denver and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2016 Glugs Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Beloved Sydney theatre group THE GLUGS - now celebrating their 50th year - proudly present nominations for the 2016 GLUGS THEATRE AWARDS. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday 6 February 2016 at The Castlereagh Hotel. (more...)


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Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

Tony-Winning FUN HOME to Find a Home at Millbrook Playhouse This Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are proud to announce Millbrook Playhouse's 54th Season. (more...)

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. (more...)

Patrick Wilson Joins Superhero Film AQUAMAN as Villain 'Ocean Master'
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Director James Wan turned to Twitter yesterday to confirm reports that Patrick Wilson has joined the cast of his superhero film AQUAMAN. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 8/07/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/07/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Bad Habit Productions to Open 10th Season with A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2016

BAD HABIT PRODUCTIONS, INC. (BHP) is pleased to commence its anniversary Season 10: No Life Aside from Art, with the witty, heartwarming musical A Man of No Importance, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty, and book by Terrence McNally, directed by Boston area director Daniel Morris, with musical direction by Meghan MacFadden. A Man of No Importance will be presented on the Wimberly Stage at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End August 6-28, 2016. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Present World Premiere of Beth Kander's THE BOTTLE TREE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Stage Left Theatre announces the upcoming world premiere of The Bottle Tree, written by Beth Kander and directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree is the first production of Stage Left' s 35th season.  (more...)

Patrick Wilson Joins Liam Neeson in Action Thriller THE COMMUTER
by Movies News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Patrick Wilson has joined the action thriller THE COMMUTER from director Jaume Collet. The actor will join previously announced cast members Liam Neeson and his 'Conjuring 2' co-star Vera Farmiga in the project. (more...)

Morris-Jumel Mansion Presents New Theatrical Adaptation of Alice in Wonderland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Morris-Jumel Mansion will offer audiences the opportunity to experience Lewis Carroll's acclaimed children's story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) like they never have before. Unlike many sesquicentennial celebrations of Carroll's beloved fantasy, the Mansion's adaptation will incorporate its celebrated association with the American Revolution represented in the characters of the play such as the Mad Hatter (George Washington), Cheshire Cat (Marquis de Lafayette), and White Rabbit (Benedict Arnold). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 8/21/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/21/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Stage Wilde-ly Feminine THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Only one other writer could compete with Shakespeare for the title of the most quoted playwright, and that is Oscar Wilde. Long Beach playhouse takes on an all female cast with The Importance of Being Earnest directed by 'Phie Mura in the Studio. (more...)

Have a Lark with BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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2016-17 THEATER SEASON: PHILADELPHIA REGION AND SOUTH JERSEY
by Pati Buehler - Aug 16, 2016

From Philly to South Jersey, there's someting for everyone on stages this season. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/14/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Dead Writers Collective Presents OH, COWARD!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Dead Writers Theatre Collective presents an elegant yet intimate celebration of Noel Coward's life, work and times with Oh, Coward! This sumptuous two-act musical revue runs August 26 through September 18 at The Athenaeum Theatre. "This was one of the last Noel Coward shows staged during his lifetime," states DWTC Artistic Director Jim Schneider. "Originally devised for Off-Broadway by Roderick Cook, it's a wonderful cabaret approach.  It features two men and a woman covering Coward's favorite songs and scenes from his plays and musicals."   (more...)

Larry Daggett to Headline Fiddlehead Theatre's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical. (more...)

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