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261-5 West 47th St.

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The original Broadway production of this romantic comedy, written by Neil Simon and directed by Mike Nichols, opened October 23, 1963, with the four lead roles taken by actors Elizabeth Ashley (Corie), Robert Redford (Paul), Mildred Natwick (Mrs. Banks), and Kurt Kasznar (Victor Velasco). The play was nominated for three 1964 Tony Awards, and Mike Nichols won the trophy for Best Director (Dramatic). The show ran for 1530 performances, closing on June 25, 1967, making it Neil Simon’s longest-running hit, and the tenth longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history. Int. Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park” would be a start… “A bubbling, rib-tickling comedy.” – The New York Times “Critic weeps joyfully…I don’t think anybody stopped laughing while the curtain was up last evening.” – New York Daily News


Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

Our Productions to present New Work by Bruce R. Coleman
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Our Productions Theatre Co. Producting Artistic Director, Stephanie Riggs announces the exciting presentation of a new script, Haunted, by award winning Dallas Playwright Bruce R. Coleman, coming to the MCL Grand in October 2017. (more...)

Dawn Wells Returns to the Alhambra This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

When Dawn Wells last appeared at the Alhambra Theatre, ticket started at $7.50, the Alhambra Dinner Theater served a buffet and she was directed by George Ballis.  That was in 1974 and Ms. Wells played the lead in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park.  On May 24, 2017, Ms. Wells will once again star at the Alhambra, this time in the Tod Booth-directed show, Steel Magnolias in what is now the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, celebrating its 50th anniversary season and is the longest running professional dinner theater in America. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alice McMahon Takes the Journey to Becoming a Sex Therapist in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Ridgefield actor, Alice McMahon stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a play filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Presented by the Square One Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, the award-winningMcMahon is directed by Tom Holehan. (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

SIX FIGURES Directed by Stacy Traub at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

ABC's Executive Producer, Stacy Traub (The Real O'Neals, Black-ish) takes on directing, 'SIX FIGURES' the work shopping of new one act plays. These dark comedies explore three couple's very different relationships all in today's social media driven, free world. (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 19, 2017

I have great advice for The Gershwin Trust, those descendants of George and Ira who have clipped coupons all their lives by virtue of the brothers' genius and copywrite law. They wrote 17 Broadway shows. Only one, GIRL CRAZY (rewritten and renamed CRAZY FOR YOU, compiled without input from The Trust in 1992 and choreographed by Candlelight's own superstar Sue Stroman) is produced contemporarily (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

Morris-Jumel Mansion Presents New Production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

This spring, the Morris-Jumel Mansion in upper Manhattan will present an original production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' Oscar Wilde's farcical play set in Victorian England, in its newly reinterpreted Octagon Drawing Room, recently restored Sunken Garden, front porch, and portico. (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Announces Return Engagement of A TWIST OF LEMMON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce a Limited 2-Week-Only Return Engagement of: A TWIST OF LEMMON, April 6 - April 15, 2017. A Twist of Lemmon chronicles the lifelong journey of Chris Lemmon and his world-famous father, actor Jack Lemmon (more...)

BWW Review: Arthur Miller's THE PRICE Checks The Cost of Life Decisions
by Michael Dale - Mar 17, 2017

By the time Arthur Miller's THE PRICE hit town in 1968, the playwright had already established himself during the 1940s and 50s as one of America's greatest dramatists with classics such as ALL MY SONS, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, THE CRUCIBLE and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More to Lead AT THE OLD PLACE World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of At the Old Place, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running in the Mandell Weiss Forum July 5 - 31. (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

Cyndi Lauper and NEW GIRL Writer to Adapt WORKING GIRL for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Producers Fox Stage Productions and Aged In Wood Productions have announced plans to adapt the blockbuster film WORKING GIRL into a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper and book by FOX TV's 'New Girl' writer and Tigers Be Still playwright Kim Rosenstock. WORKING GIRL is based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture written by Kevin Wade. (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

Betty Buckley to Revisit GREY GARDENS at Bay Street's Summer Gala; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 26th Annual Summer Gala, to take place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Patrick Wilson Replaces Steven Pasquale in City Center's BRIGADOON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

New York City Center announced today that Patrick Wilson will join the cast of Brigadoon this fall. The concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's classic musical, directed by Christopher Wheeldon with music direction by Rob Berman, begins on November 15 with a gala performance honoring Tony Award-winning producer and City Center Board co-chairman Stacey Mindich. An additional six performances will be heldNovember 16 through 19. Funds raised by all performances will allow City Center to make the best in the performing arts accessible to the widest possible audience by subsidizing affordable tickets throughout the year to programs such as Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Bring Classic Laughs to Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are excited to present one of Neil Simon's earliest Broadway hits, the romantic comedy Barefoot in the Park opening on June 16, 2017. (more...)

Penny Fuller & Tony Roberts to Lead Reading of CHEZ RIKERS: AN URBAN FABLE at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Theater for the New City and Executive Director Crystal Field present a public developmental reading of Chez Rikers: An Urban Fable, a new play by Charles Leipart, Tuesday, June 6 at 7PM at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave, between E. 9th & 10th streets). (more...)

Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Play The Candlelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy about two newlyweds: Corie, a free spirit who 'jumps into life' and Paul, a buttoned-down, buttoned- up new attorney, as they negotiate the challenges of married life, a 5th floor walk-up, an ever-present mother, and a nosy neighbor. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre invites theater goers of all ages to escape to the theater for this year's line-up of hilarious comedies, serious dramas, family and adult musicals, and shows for the younger set. Artistic Director M. Kitty Getlik and all the staff at Kelsey Theatre are preparing to bring up the curtain on a blockbuster 44th season. (more...)

Review Roundup: AT THE OLD PLACE World Premiere at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of At the Old Place, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda, running in the Mandell Weiss Forum July 5 - 31. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 23
by Audition Roundup - Jul 23, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 23, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Jul 22, 2017

Great actors immerse themselves in their character such that one cannot consider anyone else playing the role. They study the writer's words to develop a full sense of character; bringing to life every shade and every nuance. Could you conceive anyone else but Pacino playing Michael Corleone or anyone else but Streep in SOPHIE'S CHOICE? No, of course not. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Direct the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Acclaimed actress and writer Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Announces Stars Joining Steven Pasquale at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ito Aghayere, Phillip James Brannon, Tony Carlin, Caroline Hewitt, Rick Holmes, Ted Koch, Teresa Avia Lim, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Nate Miller, Ethan Phillips, Matthew Rauch, Matthew Saldivar, Michael Siberry, Miriam Silverman, Joey Slotnick, and Henry Stram will join Steven Pasquale to comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes. (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyan, travel from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Cuba. Frank Loesser's scores, including "Luck Be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," are just a few of the wonderful tunes from this classic American musical to take stage at The Round Barn Theatre. (more...)

BWW Previews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Jul 11, 2017

Ah, we all love rom coms. But decades prior to the term becoming part of contemporary lexiconÂ…. there was Barefoot in the Park. Those of a certain baby boomer age all know Robert Redford and Jane Fonda were in the movie. However, we must stretch back even farther to see that the Sundance Kid and Elizabeth Ashley premiered the show on Broadway in (cough) 1963. (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Invites You to Roll the Dice and Fall in Love Again
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyan, travel from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Cuba. Frank Loesser's scores, including "Luck Be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat," are just a few of the wonderful tunes from this classic American musical to take stage at The Round Barn Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Robert Redford and Jane Fonda Reunite in Netflix's OUR SOULS AT NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Fifty years since playing newlyweds in Barefoot in the Park, Academy Award ® winners Robert Redford and Jane Fonda come together onscreen for the fourth time in Netflix's OUR SOULS AT NIGHT (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Stage Left Theatre announces the upcoming Chicago premiere of Building the Wall, written by Robert Schenkkan and directed by co-artistic director Amy Szerlong. Building the Wall is the first production of Stage Left's 36th season. Press opening is Thursday, September 21, at 8 PM at Athenaeum Theatre Chicago, 2936 N. Southport Ave. The show runs through October 22nd. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Westport Community Theatre to Stage Comedy MOON OVER THE BREWERY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Moon Over the Brewery, a comedy, by Bruce Graham, takes the stage at Westport Community Theatre with performances from April 7 through 23. (more...)

MISS NIGHTINGALE THE MUSICAL Continues Eight-Week London Run at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

After five UK tours the original British musical, Miss Nightingale by Matthew Bugg, finally enjoys an extended London run six years after a small-scale production of the show was first seen in the capital. Miss Nightingale the musical transfers to The Vaults for an eight-week residency from 30 March to 20 May. (more...)

The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early with A.R. Gurney's Comedy SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Greenwich Librarian Alice McMahon Bonvenuto Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Greenwich librarian and Ridgefield resident, Alice McMahon Bonvenuto, stars in Becoming Dr. Ruth, a play filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Presented by the Square One Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, the award-winning Bonvenuto is directed by Tom Holehan. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'Â…Who's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

Theater J Extends Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Reacting to enthusiastic critical and audience response, Theater J is extending the run of its current production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs by one week, to May 14.   (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH is Final Production of Square One Theatre's 27th Season Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Square One Theatre concludes its current season with the stage production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, which is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who would later become Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (more...)

BWW Preview: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Vineyard Cafe And Dinner Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Apr 14, 2017

The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre will present Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park later this month in their intimate venue in Marietta Square, and they'll be serving up their comedy with a side of Italian dinner favorites.  That combo makes this the perfect date-night outing.  (more...)

BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY at The Vineyard Cafe And Dinner Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - Apr 10, 2017

The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre is serving up great Southern classics in Marietta Square. There's the Southern food. Delicious. Then there's the Southern drama. Also delicious. This perfect combination invites us to welcome back the idea of the traditional dinner theater, a mythological place where one can enjoy both good food and good theatre. If The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre's production of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy is any indication of what this quaint, intimate venue has in store for us in the future, it's time to put out the welcome banners.  (more...)

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