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Herb Gardner received a 1963 Tony Award nomination for A Thousand Clowns and won the Variety Critics Poll as Outstanding New Playwright. For his 1965 film adaptation of the play, which was a nominee for Best Picture, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and won the Best Screenplay Award from the Writers Guild. In this classic-and subversive-comedy, a whip-smart kid named Nick lives with his far-from-conventional uncle in 1960s New York. When child services knocks on his door, Uncle Murray is forced to make a decision: hold on to the kid, or hold on to his life of free-spirited fun.


Run Type:Limited Run
Previews: June 12, 1996
(38 preview

Closing:August 10, 1996

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by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022
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Deborah Grace Winer has curated another great night of standards and talent.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021
EPIC Players, New York’s leading neuro-diverse theatre company, will thrill audiences this spooky season for two performances of EPIC Villains: A Wickedly Inclusive Cabaret at the iconic entertainment venue Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2019
Cyrille Aimee: A Sondheim Adventure, Brandon Goldberg Trio, Sheila Jordan Birthday Celebration and more announced for the week of November 18-November 24 at Birdland Jazz Club. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Barbara Garrick gives us a lesson on Lady Bird Johnson.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
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by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2019
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Welcome to the first edition of So Now You Know!  I am thrilled to have the talented and generous Nicolas King be my debut guest!! While I've known of Nicolas's talent for several years, it wasn't until this past December that I was introduced to his kind and giving nature.
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Actor-director David Edwards, host of the weekly 'Beyond the Green Room' discussion series on all things theatrical, welcomes Nicolas King, Karen Mason and Lisa St. Lou on Sunday, March 21 at 1 PM ET.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2019
Zenith Productions presents Neil LaBute's 'The Way We Get By' opening Sunday March 31st and playing through Sunday April 14th at Urban Stages (259 West 30th Street). Francesca Ravera and Andre Vauthey star with direction by Kim T. Sharp.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
​​​​​​Berkshire Theatre Group has announced casting for shows in BTG’s Late Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and an award recipient of the GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS from the National Endowment for the Arts; Once, a Tony Award-winning musical; Songs For a New World, the first musical by a Tony Award winner; Dracula, a classic gothic tale of horrors; and Edward Albee's Seascape, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 
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After more than a year of being shuttered, Theatre By The Sea has announced the return of live entertainment. 
by Ricky Pope - Jun 4, 2021
NICOLAS KING: HINDSIGHT IS 2020 was 70 minutes of awesome jazz technique, great storytelling, and honest showmanship. He acknowledges his musical influences with love and gratitude: Mel Tormé, Charles Aznavour, Fred Astaire, Carol Burnett, and most especially his mentor, Liza Minnelli. Their work shows up in his style, but in the end, his style is all his own.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Theatre By The Sea's owner and producer Bill Hanney, who recently announced the reopening of Theatre By The Sea after a 21-month intermission, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, will open the 2021 Summer Concert Series with Rhode Island's own Nicolas King on Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 pm.
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A man has traveled to where we live, from somewhere undisclosed. Business or pleasure? Neither. Eno’s script is bursting with moments that are simultaneously intriguing, amusing, and enigmatic.
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Berkshire Theatre Group has announced another event for the community, Bobbie's Summer Series, where on select weekends in August, Berkshire County's talented musicians and dancers will provide diverse entertainment for adults and children alike.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Nicolas King will celebrate his recent album Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings from Club44 Records with a string of concert dates throughout the summer including New York’s The Green Room 42 on August 5 at 7:00 PM.
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Nicolas King has been hard at work, and the work is paying off for him and his fans.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2019
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Back for a second year, the PORCH PERFORMANCES series adds exceptional new talents to this year's lineup.
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2019
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Patti LuPone is remembering her late brother Robert LuPone, who recently passed away, following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
MCC Theater has announced the passing of performer and MCC Founding Co-Artistic Director Bob LuPone. LuPone passed this morning following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021
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by Shari Barrett - Aug 11, 2022
Panic! Productions, along with Born To Perform Studios and BarCinBoo Productions, Inc. have announced that Barry Pearl will once again direct their late summer teen musical 13, this time at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. This will be Pearl's third time working with Panic! Productions and also his third time directing the musical on the West Coast. I decided to speak with Barry about his connection to the teen musical and what inspired him to direct it for the third time, as well as how it may differ from his previous incarnations.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2019
The next selection in the Off the Page series of staged readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse is the comedy A Thousand Clowns.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 28, 2019
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by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2021
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by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2019
Ambassador Productions is proud to present Provincetown CabaretFest 2019, May 29 - June 2, 2019. The annual event, which promises to be the biggest festival to date, boasts over 40 cabaret performers, musicians and master class coaches descending on the beachside resort town to present the four-day festival. Celebrating its 19th year, CabaretFest has grown to become the largest gathering of cabaret performers in New England. CabaretFest is popular with theatre-goers and audiences who cherish an intimate evening of live music, woven together with patter, warmth, wit and feelings.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2021
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by Stephen Mosher - Apr 13, 2021
A second season of last year's popular concert series features more stars than one could have thought possible, as live entertainment returns to the area.

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