I Am My Own Wife Closes October 31 -- To Be Replaced by Whoopi

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"The Tony-winning play I Am My Own Wife will end its run at the Lyceum Theatre on October 31. As previously reported, the venue's next tenant will be Whoopi Goldberg's one-woman show Whoopi, which is now scheduled to begin performances on November 6 in preparation for a November 17 opening."

A terrific play and a great performance from Jefferson Mays -- sad to see it go.



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Whoops. This probably should go on the main board....
"What a story........ everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end." -- Birdie [http://margochanning.broadwayworld.com/] "The Devil Be Hittin' Me" -- Whitney
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Oh, I hate to see it go! (...runs out to buy tickets again...)
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Updated On: 8/24/04 at 05:07 PM
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Oh no! I haven't seen this yet. Going to buy tickets ASAP.
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It ran it's time...
I think it should have been classified as "Special Event" for the TONYs. IT stole the best play award from Frozen, who I thought deserved it.
Was it just me who thought I AM MY OWN WIFE didn't feel like a "Play" perse?
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Looks like this is the show I'll be seeing over the Flea Market weekend. So bummed to see this one go as well. re: I Am My Own Wife Closes October 31 -- To Be Replaced by Whoopi
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It is a shame to see it go, but I can't wait for WHOOPI. I've dreamed about seeing her do standup since 1984!
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Ever see this Whoopi special before? It used to run constantly on HBO for years....
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There are parts of Fontaine: Why Am I Straight that can still make me laugh now, years after seeing it on TV. If her new (old) show is anything like as funny, I would love to see it. But I am gutted GUTTED that I am going to have to miss I Am My Own Wife. There is talk of Jefferson Mays bringing it to London. He'd better.
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Margo, of course I've seen it! I think it's hilarious. I just want to see it in person. re: I Am My Own Wife Closes October 31 -- To Be Replaced by Whoopi
"Noah, someday we'll talk again. But there's things we'll never say. That sorrow deep inside you. It inside me, too. And it never go away. You be okay. You'll learn how to lose things..."
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popcultureboy --

Her original show is actually a LOT funnier, smarter and creative than "Fontaine: Why Am I Straight?" -- if you liked her second special, you'll LOVE the original show. Mike Nichols is also back on board to direct (ain't he the busy beaver this season?) so I have high hopes for the show.
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I AM MY OWN WIFE is brilliant - go if you can.

Nuggetmonkeys - after your passionate feelings about CAROLINE closing, I'd think you wouldn't be so quick to refer to another show that didn't have a long run as having run its time. Some people might feel as strongly about this one as you do about CAROLINE.
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Thanks Margo for posting this. I got my tickets for the final performance. re: I Am My Own Wife Closes October 31 -- To Be Replaced by Whoopi
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Bboobs...

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beacon! Wanna come? I have tickets, too. You should join and we can have a party!!
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I'd love to but with my budget and my work schedule this fall Buffalo might as well be on Mars instead of just 8 hrs from the City.

*pauses to glean any pity being cast her way*

But you guys party on and let me know how it goes.

I will get to the City and then we can all get together for a grand time.
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Awwww....I wanted to celebrate your birthday with you!

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Well...whenever I come to the City we can celebrate then! :o)

And, believe me, if Patrick Wilson comes back to do a show...I will move heaven and earth to be there...(*shakes her fist at the sky*) nothing shall deter me in my appointed rounds! :o)
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beacon - I will do all I can to make that dream come true!
Such determination must be rewarded!!
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Thanks NYadgal...

Just don't warn Patrick, LOL! LOL!
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And Whoopi is only a limited run through to the end of January so it's yet another show that I won't get to see. Boo hiss.
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Really, her bit w Fontaine visiting the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam- "And THAT will save his life!" Always makes me cry- Glad to see Fontaines return.
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i'll have to try to see "i am my own wife" sometime next month- it looks very interesting

and i'm psyched about whoopi re: I Am My Own Wife Closes October 31 -- To Be Replaced by Whoopi!
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And of course I'll be arriving in NYC on October 31st. I don't buy tickets for a show the night I arrive in case of travel delays. Just my luck.