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Barefoot in the Park - 1963 - Broadway

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

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Biltmore Theatre

(New York, NY)
261-5 West 47th St.

Barefoot in the Park Broadway Cast



 

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by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Start sweater weather season off right with exciting new original series and A-list blockbuster movies coming this October to HBO Max.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The Gilbert Theater in Fayetteville is planning to reopen on October 2 if the governor decides to move the state into Phase 3 of reopening
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
When Barefoot in the Park opens at the Queens Theatre on Saturday, November 15th, two fantastic actors will fill the iconic roles of newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter who are attempting to start their new life together. (See exclusive rehearsal photos at right. From top: Spencer Lackey, Carey Cox, and the couple with Mhari Sandoval.
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019
Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley and Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller will star in a reading of Wharton/Williams, a work based on the short stories of novelist Edith Wharton and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. Adapted by award-winning playwright/librettist Charles Leipart, Wharton/Williams will be directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 18, 2020
Live From Skylight Run continues its online programming for fans of the Broadway musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company, announced today that Neil Simon (posthumously), TDF Accessibility Program, and Aleshea Harris are the 2019 recipients of the 4th Annual Samuel French Awards. The Awards, which are accompanied by a donation from Concord Theatricals of $15,000, were created by Samuel French to acknowledge the great work and unparalleled passion of theatre artists, as well as applaud significant contributions to the industry.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Attracting arts & culture enthusiasts from South Palm Beach County and beyond, the Levis JCC Sandler Center kicks off its impressive 2019-2020 line-up at its black box stage theater with Charlie Cox Runs With Scissors, presented by West Boca Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
A new play by David Greig, Adventures with the Painted People, originally commissioned by Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the theatre's 2020 season, and now a BBC ARTS a?" Culture in Quarantine, BBC Radio 3, Naked Productions, Pitlochry Festival Theatre in association with The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh production, is set to have its première on Sunday, 7 June at 7.30pm on BBC Radio 3 as part of the BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine season.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Neil Simon. Today's play, Barefoot in the Park!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services.
by Fiona Scott - Mar 15, 2020
What happens after the honeymoon? Do opposites really attract? Neil Simon's hit play, Barefoot in the Park, has been revived and is currently running at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in collaboration with the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
After careful consideration regarding the Coronavirus pandemic, the SCT Board of Directors have issued the following statement.
by Emily Yorgey - Jun 1, 2020
In an effort to celebrate all of the amazing local theatre Southwest Florida did get to see prior to COVID-19 shutdowns, I reached out to local directors, actors, students, artists, etc., asking if they would answer a couple questions about their experiences with theatre from this past season and what they're most looking forward to next season. 
by Fiona Scott - Jul 23, 2020
While I've enjoyed live-tweeting and reviewing some of the online theatre we've been granted in recent months, it would be nice to get back into a theatre one day. This could be as early as next month from what the UK Government is currently advising. Below are a few of the things I had been looking forward to seeing this year a?" and maybe I'll get to see them in 2021!
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
From blockbuster films to star-studded new original series, there's plenty of content to enjoy this August on HBO Max.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Cape May Stage- Join Cape May Stage on Sunday, January 26th from 10:30 am -2:30 pm as Fins Bar & Grille opens its doors to help raise money through their Sunday Social Event. The Sunday Socials have become a popular fun-raising event of the season with a build your own Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, live music, brunch, and full lunch menu. Fins Bar & Grille, 142 Decatur Street, in the heart of Cape May. For more information call 609-884-3449.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith of the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview announce their next production, Neil Simon's dramatic comedy Jake's Women. This production is directed by Josh Johnson and will be performed from January 16th through March 1st 2020 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020
The Bucks County Playhouse is one of the most historic theaters in the country. Its wooden walls practically brim over with a sense of magic, holding within them the vast legacy of performers and creatives who made their impact upon its stage. Names like Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Neil Simon, Helen Hayes, Angela Lansbury... and that's the short list. One of the people currently contributing to the Playhouse's legacy in a big way is Alexander Fraser, who came onboard the Bucks County Playhouse team as Producing Director in January of 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The Yardley Players production of 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers' takes personal desperation and hilarity to an entirely new level when married, middle-aged and nebbishy Barney Cashman, a seafood restaurant owner, tests out his inner Don Juan. The Neil Simon classic takes the stage at the Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Feb. 14 through 23.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The Levis JCC West Boca Theatre Company (WBTC) has burst onto the cultural scene this year with a season chock-full of critically-acclaimed productions. The professional theater company, under the direction of Producer/Director Alan Nash, continues to offer a diverse schedule of musicals, comedy, drama and cabaret performances featuring award-winning playwrights and actors.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard are thrilled to announce that two comic legends, RITA RUDNER and PAUL RODRIGUEZ will star in the hilarious and heartfelt comedy, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, written by Neil Simon and directed by Michael Matthews.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, presents Neil Simon's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama, Lost in Yonkers. Sponsored by Bobbie Olsen and presented by Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, Lost in Yonkers performs on the Stark Stage February 4-23, 2020. 
by Emily Yorgey - Jan 13, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre's production of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Florida Rep's Artistic Director, Greg Longenhagen, is a fun rom-com that tells the story of a newlywed couple moving into a new apartment and all the ups and downs of their first couple weeks of marriage.
by Ella Embry - Feb 3, 2020
Need help figuring out what to do with your boo this Valentine's Day in Atlanta? Here are 14 'Dinner and a Show' date ideas to help make your date night memorable and full of good theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Laguna Playhouse will present RITA RUDNER and PAUL RODRIGUEZ in BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, written by Neil Simon and directed by Michael Matthews. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of 'Every Brilliant Thing' by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe. Playing in the ArtStage Studio Theatre Feb. 28 to Mar. 29, the run includes four nearly sold-out previews Feb. 25 - 27.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019
There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
Word for Word's first production of the 2020 Season is Octavio Solis's Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border from his same titled memoir of growing up in El Paso. Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border runs February 22 -March 15, in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco. The production is directed by Sheila Balter and Jim Cave and opens with press performance February 22 & 23, Saturday 8 PM & Sunday 3 PM (previews Feb.19- 21).
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019
It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
There's Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard announce changes to the Laguna Playhouse 2020 season of shows.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The Board of Directors of Gilbert Theater announce the selection of Lawrence Carlisle as its fourth Artistic Director, effective December 1, 2019. He will oversee the completion of the theater's 26th season, which continues with three upcoming productions in January - June 2020, before presenting his own inaugural season in 2020 - 2021.
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Nathan Lane announces todaya??s AFI Movie Club selection: THE ODD COUPLE.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2020
In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Neil Simon Theatre! Learn about who Neil Simon was, what the theater was originally named, which Broadway stars made their debuts there, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
Tickets are $16 for general admission; ask about our military, first responder, student and senior discounts. There are also special package prices for advance paid groups of ten or more. For more information or to buy tickets you may email us at [email protected], call us at 910-678-7186, or order tickets online.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Florida Repertory Theatre has announced that two of its canceled productions are now available for online streaming and on-demand in-home viewing for ticket-buying patrons.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
During this time of COVID 19, we all need something to look forward to. With optimism that this crisis will be behind us, Stage Coach Theatre presents this amazing Season 40 lineup in the sincere hope that it provides a sense of joyful anticipation that we will once again be able to gather together to be entertained by great theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced Berkshire Theatre's revised 2020 Season. Below is a message from Kate Maguire, sent out to all patrons on March 31: