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Lyceum Theatre (New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St. Seating Chart

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Jean-Francois Millet, a young painter of genius, is in love with Marie Leroux but in debt to a villainous picture-dealer, Bastien Andre. Andre forecloses on Millet, threatening debtor's prison unless Marie marries him.



Millet realizes that the only way he can pay his debts and keep Marie from marrying Andre is to die, as it is only dead painters who achieve fame and fortune.



Millet fakes his death and prospers, all while passing himself off as his own sister, the Widow Tillou. Now a rich "widow," he must find a way to get out of a dress, return to life, and marry Marie! Mon Du!

'Is He Dead?' in Final Week of Performances at Lyceum'Is He Dead?' in Final Week of Performances at Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - March 3, 2008

Is He Dead?, the new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, will close at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this Sunday, March 9, 2008, following 105 performances and 13 previews. (more...)

Is He Dead? to Close on Broadway Sunday, March 9Is He Dead? to Close on Broadway Sunday, March 9
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2008

Is He Dead?, the new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, will close at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 9, 2008, following 105 performances and 13 previews. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz on NY-1 'On Stage' This WeekendNorbert Leo Butz on NY-1 'On Stage' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2008

Is He Dead? star Norbert Leo Butz will be interviewed on NY-1's 'On Stage' by Donna Karger in a segment that will air Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th at 9:30 AM and 7:30 PM, and Monday, February 18th (early Tuesday) at 12:30 AM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Lithgow Visits Norbert Leo Butz at 'Is He Dead?'Photo Coverage: John Lithgow Visits Norbert Leo Butz at 'Is He Dead?'
by Walter McBride - January 16, 2008

Tony Award-winner John Lithgow visited his former Dirty Rotten Scoundrels co-star, Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz backstage after catching a performance of Is He Dead?, a new comedy by Mark Twain at the Lyceum Theatre on Tuesday, January 15. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz on 'Downstage Center' XM on Jan.11Norbert Leo Butz on 'Downstage Center' XM on Jan.11
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2008

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio proudly present an interview with Tony Award winning actor, Norbert Leo Butz, on their weekly theatrical interview show, 'Downstage Center,' on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28). (more...)

Byron Jennings of 'Is He Dead?' Wins 2007 Callaway AwardByron Jennings of 'Is He Dead?' Wins 2007 Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2007

Actor Byron Jennings has been selected, along with actress Lauren Ambrose, to receive a 2007 Joe A. Callaway Award for his performance as Bastien Andre in Is He Dead? (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Is He Dead?' Opening NightPhoto Coverage: 'Is He Dead?' Opening Night
by Carlos Gustavo Monroy - December 10, 2007

The world premiere production of Is He Dead?, a new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, officially opened Sunday, December 9 at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Twain's Lost Play 'Is He Dead?' Opens Dec.9Twain's Lost Play 'Is He Dead?' Opens Dec.9
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2007

The world premiere production of Is He Dead?, a new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, officially opens Sunday, December 9 at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

BWW Discount: 'IS HE DEAD?' Save 45%BWW Discount: 'IS HE DEAD?' Save 45%
by BWW - December 8, 2007

Save 45% on Broadway's most hilarious new comedy! Is He Dead? (more...)

Photo Flash: Is He Dead?Photo Flash: Is He Dead?
by BWW - December 5, 2007

The world premiere production of Is He Dead?, a new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, will officially open at the Lyceum Theatre on Sunday, December 9. (more...)

'Is He Dead?' Offers $26.50 Ticket Discount'Is He Dead?' Offers $26.50 Ticket Discount
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2007

Broadway is back in business and the producers of Is He Dead? are pleased to offer four special performances for playgoers to see this new, highly anticipated Broadway play for only $26.50 (more...)

'Is He Dead?' Comes to Life; New Opening Dec.9'Is He Dead?' Comes to Life; New Opening Dec.9
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2007

The world premiere production of Is He Dead?, a new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, resumes performances on Thursday, November 29 at the Lyceum Theatre. Opening night is now set for Sunday, December 9. (more...)

Twain's Lost Play 'Is He Dead?' Comes to Life on Bway Nov.8Twain's Lost Play 'Is He Dead?' Comes to Life on Bway Nov.8
by BWW News Desk - November 8, 2007

Is He Dead?, a new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, begins performances Thursday, November 8 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Is He Dead?' Meet & GreetPhoto Coverage: 'Is He Dead?' Meet & Greet
by Walter McBride - October 18, 2007

The cast and creative team of the world premiere Broadway-bound play Is He Dead?, a new comedy by Mark Twain, held a press meet and greet at the New 42nd Street Studios, New York City, on October 17, 2007. The play will open at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on November 29. Previews begin on November 8. (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz: A Touch of TwainNorbert Leo Butz: A Touch of Twain
by Eugene Lovendusky - October 10, 2007

Very rarely does an opportunity come along for an actor to delight in something old and something new at the same time. New York stage mega-man, Norbert Leo Butz - already with a slew of original roles under his belt - gets that very honor in Is He Dead? a newly discovered and adapted Mark Twain play, heading to Broadway's Lyceum Theatre in November. (more...)

'Is He Dead?' Rehearsals Begin Today'Is He Dead?' Rehearsals Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2007

Rehearsals begin today for Is He Dead?, a new comedy by master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore. The play will open at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on November 29. Previews begin on November 8. (more...)

Tickets for 'Is He Dead?' On-Sale Tomorrow 9/22Tickets for 'Is He Dead?' On-Sale Tomorrow 9/22
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2007

Tickets for Mark Twain's Is He Dead?, adapted by David Ives, and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore, go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Saturday, September 22. (more...)

Is He Dead? to Star Butz, Pittu, McGrath, Gambatese, othersIs He Dead? to Star Butz, Pittu, McGrath, Gambatese, others
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2007

'Is He Dead?' opening at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on November 29 will star Norbert Leo Butz, Jenn Gambatese, David Pittu, Tom Alan Robbins. (more...)

 
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