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May's After the Night and the Music Closes July 3


Elaine May's After the Night and the Music will end its limited engagement on Sunday, July 3 with the 2:00 PM matinee. The production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, is playing at the Biltmore Theatre (261 West 47th Street), and will have played 40 previews and 38 regular performances when it closes.


After the Night and the Music, which consists of three one-acts (Curtain Raiser, Giving Up Smoking and Swing Time), is about life in the new millennium, including middle-aged men longing to dance, married couples longing for sex and aging singles looking for love. The cast features Jeannie Berlin (Adult Entertainment, also May's daughter), Jere Burns ("Dear John"), Joanna Glushak (Sweet Smell of Success, Les Miserables), Brian Kerwin (The Little Foxes), Eddie Korbich (Wicked, Seussical), Deirdre Madigan (Mary Stuart), and J. Smith Cameron (Fuddy Meers).

May, who is also known for her early association with director Mike Nichols, is the author of other evenings of one-acts, including Power Plays and one third of Death Defying Acts. Her full-length works include Adult Entertainment, and she received a Drama Desk Award for her Adaptation, a one-act which was produced with Terrence McNally's Next; she directed both. A screenwriter and director for film, she received an Oscar nomination for her screenplay for Heaven Can Wait.


After the Night and the Music plays through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00. Tickets, which range from $79 to $26, are available by calling or visiting at 212-239-6200 or at the Biltmore Theatre box office.

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