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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.

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Marjorie Taub, the wife of a philanthropic allergist, is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions. Her children are grown, her beloved therapist died recently and her mother, obsessed with bowel movements, grates on her nerves. She tries to lose herself in a world of art galleries, foreign films and avant garde theatre, but finds she is barely able to rouse herself from her sofa. Her spirits suddenly soar when a fascinating and incredibly worldly friend from her childhood appears on her doorstep and introduces Marjorie to things both wild, funny, and sometimes unwelcome.


Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin with Billy Stritch Bring STARTING OVER to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 8, 2015

Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin takes the 54 Below stage this September, performing Broadway favorites, standards, jazz, and even some songs she learned from the great girl singers. New York audiences remember her from It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Broadway Bound, Collected Stories, The Diary of Anne Frank, Gypsy,The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife, and many others, and the world over knows her as Alice Hyatt in the long-running hit TV series Alice. (more...)

Playwright Warren Bowles Wins Ivey Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Twin Cities theater veteran Warren C. Bowles took home an Ivey Award for his direction of Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC)'s 2016 production of The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch. The play, which portrays the existential angst of a bored housewife when an old friend arrives, featured Sally Wingert, Linda Kelsey and Maggie Bearmon Pistner as part of its stellar cast. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Tampa (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm. (more...)

Performance Dates Change For Cal Rep's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

California Repertory's second production of their 2014-2015 season, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch, will now open on Friday, November 14th. There will be three matinee performances on Saturday, November 15th; Saturday, November 22nd; and Saturday, December 6TH, all beginning at 4PM. (more...)

ALWAYS....PATSY CLINE, Opens At Dundalk Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Dundalk Community Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 season with a musical tribute Always….Patsy Cline from October 28th - November 6th.  The season is then followed by "I Hate Hamlet" and "Shrek:  The Musical". DCT has something for everyone this year and the festivities are just around the corner. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  Subscriptions are still available for a limited time. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Tampa (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents $9.00 at 9:00 pm Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Buck Busfield's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Classic Tale A Christmas Carol. After a sold-out run on B Street Theatre's Family Series Stage in 2015, Buck Busfield's adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns to B Street's Mainstage as the 2016 Holiday Show. Called "a set piece of costume-changing, door-slamming comic gold" by the Sacramento Bee, this production is sure to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Featuring B Street's beloved Company Members Greg Alexander reprising his role of Ebenezer Scrooge, John Lamb, Amy Kelly, Tara Sissom and Kurt Johnson, this production is a must-see this Holiday Season. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Mainstage Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After a sold-out run on B Street Theatre's Family Series Stage in 2015, Buck Busfield's adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns to B Street's Mainstage as the 2016 Holiday Show. Called "a set piece of costume-changing, door-slamming comic gold" by the Sacramento Bee, this production is sure to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Featuring B Street's beloved Company Members Greg Alexander reprising his role of Ebenezer Scrooge, John Lamb, Amy Kelly, Tara Sissom and Kurt Johnson, this production is a must-see this Holiday Season. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston Opens THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season continues with The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch. Directed by Larry Coen, the production will run tonight, November 21 - December 20, 2014. Press opening: November 23, 3pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Explores What it Takes to Unravel a Mid-Life Crisis
by Shari Barrett - Nov 20, 2016

With more than twenty-five plays, three screenplays and numerous books to his credit, American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator Charles Busch is known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. His offbeat comedy "The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife" is probably his best-known and most "normal" play, which was a hit on Broadway running for more than 700 performances. It was nominated for several Tony awards including Best Play (Mr. Busch), Best Actress (Linda Lavin) and Best Featured Actress (Michele Lee), and can now be seen onstage at Theatre Palisades' Pierson Playhouse through December 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queen's Theatre Starring Martha Byrne
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Queens Theatre (Taryn Sacramone, Executive Director) will present the award winning play In the Car with Blossom and Len written by Joni Fritz and directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor- Corbett (Broadway's SWING!) at the Queens Theatre's Shulman Theatre located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Performances will begin on November 11 and run through November 20, 2016. Tickets from $25 (free parking and free shuttle bus from Mets - Willets Point subway stop) and can be purchased by visiting QueensTheatre.org or by calling 718.760.0064.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 2, 2015
by - Nov 2, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tomorrow, May 6, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut Charles Busch's uproarious comedy, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a three-week run. BroadwayWorld has a fresh look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/31/2015
by BWW - May 31, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/31/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 5/24/2015
by BWW - May 24, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/24/2015 for Miami (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Charles Busch is THE LADY AT THE MIC; Watch American Songbook Concert Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2016

A two-time MAC Award winner, Tony nominee, and recipient of a Drama Desk Lifetime Achievement Award, Charles Busch just visited the exquisite Appel Room for an intimate evening of song and stories. The actor, playwright (Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife), novelist, screenwriter, director, and drag legend has happily added 'vaudevillian' to the list over the past years. (more...)

TheatreWorks New Milford to Present TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

On May 6, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut Charles Busch's uproarious comedy, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Brian Ronan Wins Best Sound Design of a Musical Tony
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical's Brian Ronan has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical. Ronan has designed the sound for over twenty five Broadway shows. Some recent designs include Annie, Bring It On, Nice Work (Tony nomination), Book of Mormon (Tony), Anything Goes (Tony nomination, Drama Desk), American Idiot, Promises Promises, Next to Normal(Tony nomination), Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Pajama Game, All Shook Up, 12 Angry Men, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife, Charlie Brown, Cabaret. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 6/07/2015
by BWW - Jun 7, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/07/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Alicia Silverstone & More in MTC's OF GOOD STOCK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 29, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presets the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play byMelissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic DirectorLynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife). Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 6/28/2015
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/28/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alicia Silverstone & More in MTC's OF GOOD STOCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presets the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play byMelissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic DirectorLynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife). Check out a first look of the cast in action below! (more...)

Constantine Maroulis and Marilu Henner Lead Readings of New Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Today, June 24, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and stage and screen icon Marilu Henner (The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife, Chicago) will headline private industry readings of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife). The limited engagement of Of Good Stock will begin previews Today, June 2 and open Today, June 23 at MTC at New York City Center -- Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 6/21/2015
by BWW - Jun 21, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/21/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/20/2015
by - Jun 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/20/2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 6/14/2015
by BWW - Jun 14, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/14/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

Constantine Maroulis & Marilu Henner to Lead Industry Readings of New Musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

On Tuesday, June 24, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and stage and screen icon Marilu Henner (The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife, Chicago) will headline private industry readings of the new Broadway-bound musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE at Theatre J
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jun 10, 2015

?Washington DC's Theater J wraps up their 2014-2015 season with Charles Busch's The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife. (more...)

Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK Begins Tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife). The limited engagement of Of Good Stock begins previews tonight, June 2 and open Tuesday, June 23 at MTC at New York City Center -- Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE and THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE to Headline Cockpit in Court's Summer 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Following on the heels of the opening for its children's production - 'Annie, Jr.' July 11- 20, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre brings two new offerings to the stage the weekend of July 18 and 19: 'Legally Blonde - The Musical' and 'The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife.' Cockpit in Court, in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, presents these productions in the College Community Center (formerly the B Building), CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE and THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Headline Cockpit in Court's Summer 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Following on the heels of the opening for its children's production - 'Annie, Jr.' July 11- 20, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre brings two new offerings to the stage this weekend, July 18 and 19: 'Legally Blonde - The Musical' and 'The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife.' Cockpit in Court, in residence at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, presents these productions in the College Community Center (formerly the B Building), CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. (more...)

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Opens 1/10 at The J
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

What do you need to be happy? A big life? Great art? Or just a good suppository? These are the critical, albeit comedic, questions explored in 'The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife,' opening Saturday, Jan. 10 and running through Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Jewish Community Center, 'The J.' (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife). The limited engagement of Of Good Stock will begin previews Tuesday, June 2 and open Tuesday, June 23 at MTC at New York City Center -- Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 to Honor Acclaimed Broadway Producer Daryl Roth with the Order of the Golden Sphinx
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

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BWW Review: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Opens at the White Theatre
by Steve Wilson - Jan 11, 2015

The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife opened Saturday January 10 at the White Theatre located in the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. Barb Nichols directs the play by Charles Busch, which opened on Broadway in November of 2000 running for 777 performances. The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife won the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding Playwrighting and received one additional Outer Critics Circle Award nomination plus three Tony Award nominations and two Drama Desk Award nomination. (more...)

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Opens Tonight at The J
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

What do you need to be happy? A big life? Great art? Or just a good suppository? These are the critical, albeit comedic, questions explored in 'The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife,' opening tonight, Saturday, Jan. 10 and running through Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Jewish Community Center, 'The J.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/07/2016
by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/07/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/28/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 21
by Audition Roundup - Feb 21, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 21, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/21/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/14/2016
by BWW - Feb 14, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/14/2016 for St. Paul (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 14
by Audition Roundup - Feb 14, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 14, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Theater J Announces Run of Award-Winning Show COPENHAGEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Theater J will present the intellectually stunning Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen this winter, directed by Eleanor Holdridge. Michael Frayn's Copenhagen investigates the historical 1941 meeting of German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr as they contemplate the creation of the atom bomb. It will run at Theater J from January 5-29, 2017. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE Suffers from Congestion at Lyric Stage in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Dec 3, 2014

Too much mishegas makes for a muddled tale of midlife meltdown in Charles Busch's first venture into mainstream comedy now at Boston's Lyric Stage through December 20. (more...)

MJTC to Present THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife, directed by Warren Bowles and starring Sally Wingert. This production runs from February 13th - March 6th, 2015 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Individual tickets go on sale January 8th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, February 13th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 14th at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Jana Robbins I'M STILL HERE! One Night Only at Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jana Robbins "I'M STILL HERE!" on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 16, 2016

Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks New Milford's TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

On Friday, May 6, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut Charles Busch's uproarious comedy, The Tale Of The Allergist's Wife. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a three-week run. (more...)

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