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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St. Seating Chart

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1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission

Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm
Sunday at 3pm

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Thursday, December 23 at 7pm

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American playwright David Hirson's rollicking 1991 play, LA BĘTE, is a comic tour de force about Elomire (David Hyde Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theater, and Valere (Mark Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Joanna Lumley) decides she's grown weary of Elomire’s royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages.

LA BETE Ends Broadway Run TodayLA BETE Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2011

The acclaimed Broadway revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley will play through Sunday, January 9th, 2011 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), capping off a limited 16-week Broadway engagement. (more...)

LA BETE to Shutter Early on Jan. 9, 2011LA BETE to Shutter Early on Jan. 9, 2011
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2010

The acclaimed Broadway revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley will play through Sunday, January 9th, 2011 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), capping off a limited 16-week Broadway engagement. LA BĘTE began previews on Broadway on September 23rd and officially opened October 14th. The Broadway run immediately follows a critically and commercially successful engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End. LA BĘTE will have played a total of 23 preview performances and 101 regular performances on Broadway. (more...)

BROADWAY TALKS Series Continues With David Hyde Pierce 10/24BROADWAY TALKS Series Continues With David Hyde Pierce 10/24
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2010

92nd Street Y has announced that Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, continues his multi-evening 92nd Street Y conversation series, "Broadway Talks," with Tony Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

Ken Fallin Illustrates: LA BETE!Ken Fallin Illustrates: LA BETE!
by Ken Fallin - October 22, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to present illustrator Ken Fallin, who brings you original illustrations of everyone's favorite theatrical stars each week. This week's feature: David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley in LA BETE! (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside LA BETE's Opening Night!BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside LA BETE's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 19, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), opened on Broadway, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening night party and spoke with show's stars and creative team. Click below to go inside LA Bete's opening night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LA BETE Opening Night ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: LA BETE Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - October 15, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), opened last night, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night arrivals and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LA BETE Opening Night After PartyPhoto Coverage: LA BETE Opening Night After Party
by Walter McBride - October 15, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), opened last night, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: LA BETE Opening Night Curtain Call!Photo Coverage: LA BETE Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - October 15, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), opened last night, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA BETE  Review Roundup: LA BETE
by BWW - October 14, 2010

American playwright David Hirson's rollicking 1991 play, LA BĘTE, is a comic tour de force about Elomire (David Hyde Pierce), a high-minded classical dramatist who loves only the theater, and Valere (Mark Rylance), a low-brow street clown who loves only himself. When the fickle princess (Joanna Lumley) decides she's grown weary of Elomire's royal theatre troupe, he and Valere are left fighting for survival as art squares off with ego in a literary showdown for the ages. (more...)

BWW TV: LA BETE on Broadway - Preview!BWW TV: LA BETE on Broadway - Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 14, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open tonight, October 14. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. Click below for a video preview of LA BETE! (more...)

Photo Flash: LA BETE on Broadway!Photo Flash: LA BETE on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open October 14, 2010. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night of July 7. The first Broadway production shots have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below. (more...)

BROADWAY TALKS Series Continues With David Hyde Pierce 10/24BROADWAY TALKS Series Continues With David Hyde Pierce 10/24
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2010

92nd Street Y has announced that Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, continues his multi-evening 92nd Street Y conversation series, "Broadway Talks," with Tony Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

PEE-WEE, LA BETE And More Set For THEATER TALK's New Season Begins 10/15PEE-WEE, LA BETE And More Set For THEATER TALK's New Season Begins 10/15
by BWW News Desk - October 8, 2010

THEATER TALK, the lively TV series devoted to the world of the stage - hosted by Michael Riedel, Broadway columnist for the New York Post, and series producer Susan Haskins - returns for its 18th New York television season with a preview of Broadway's most anticipated fall shows on Friday, October 15 (2010) at 12:30 a.m. on Thirteen. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: LA BETE!UP ON THE MARQUEE: LA BETE!
by Walter McBride - September 27, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley began previews at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) on September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open October 14, 2010. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night set for July 7. BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the marquee below! (more...)

LA BETE Begins Previews Tonight, 9/23LA BETE Begins Previews Tonight, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley play Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) beginning tonight, September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open October 14, 2010. This immediately follows a critically-acclaimed limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010. (more...)

LA BĘTE Arrives on Broadway Tomorrow At Music Box Theatre LA BĘTE Arrives on Broadway Tomorrow At Music Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of "Absolutely Fabulous") Joanna Lumley will begin previews tomorrow, Thursday, September 23rd at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) following an engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

BWW TV Preview: LA BETE!BWW TV Preview: LA BETE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 30, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley will play Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) beginning September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open October 14, 2010. This immediately follows a critically-acclaimed limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010. (more...)

Mark Rylance Talks Acting and LA BETEMark Rylance Talks Acting and LA BETE
by BWW News Desk - July 4, 2010

In a recent article by the Independent, Mark Rylance spoke about what acting means to him, and how he's been so successful at it. (more...)

LE BETE to Play Broadway's Music Box Theatre; Opens 10/14LE BETE to Play Broadway's Music Box Theatre; Opens 10/14
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2010

The first major revival of David Hirson's Olivier Award-winning comedy LA BĘTE starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance, Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, and BAFTA Award winner (and star of 'Absolutely Fabulous') Joanna Lumley will play Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) beginning September 23, 2010. This new production, helmed by acclaimed director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests), will officially open October 14, 2010. This immediately follows a limited summer engagement at the Comedy Theatre in London's West End from June 26-September 4, 2010 with opening night set for July 7. (more...)

 
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