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Epic Proportions - 1999 - Broadway

Epic Proportions is a play by Larry Coen and David Crane.

Set in the 1930s, it tells the story of brothers Benny and Phil, who go to the Arizona desert to work as extras in the Biblical epic film Exeunt Omnes, directed by the mysteriously reclusive D.W. DeWitt.

Thirteen years later, after 27 previews, the Broadway production, directed by Jerry Zaks, opened on October 1, 1999 at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where it ran for 93 performances. The cast included Kristin Chenoweth as Louise, Alan Tudyk as Benny, Jeremy Davidson as Phil, and Richard B. Shull as DeWitt. Shull died of a heart attack thirteen days after opening night.


Hayes Theatre

(New York, NY)
240 West 44th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
RED BULL THEATER today announced that the 2020-'21 Season will kick off on Monday, September 14th with the one night only benefit reunion reading of Red Bull's acclaimed production, The Revenger's Tragedy, featuring members of the cast of the 2005 Off-Broadway production.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
LUMA Festival has announced MIRANDA: A Steampunk Murder Mystery Experience, streaming virtually September 24-26.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
REELZ today announced new programming for October 2020 with new original specials and the REELZ premiere of The Story of the Royals.
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
“Ladies Most Deject,” a dramatic featurette directed by Martha Elcan, will compete for top prizes at the upcoming Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) which will run Sep. 8-13, 2020. It will be part of the festival's Narrative Shorts Block II and will be virtually screened beginning on Sep. 8.
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 28, 2019
Ronan Raftery plays chess world champion Boris Spassky in Ravens: Spassky vs Fischera??a??a??a??a??a??a??, beginning this week at Hampstead Theatre. The Cold War is taken to the chess board as Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer prepare for battle. Raftery told us what we should expect from this game of epic proportions.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Geraldine Naidoo's multi-award winning play, HOOT, is the hysterical and colourful journey of a rich white man who loses everything and ends up becoming a minibus taxi driver. Performed by Matthew Ribnick, the play has enjoyed a long and successful life since its premiere in 2005.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2019
It was reported this evening that legendary actress, Helen Mirren, will star opposite Mark Strong in a new English-language adaptation of the Greek tragedy, Oedipus.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Arts Centre Melbourne is thrilled to present a kaleidoscope of life-affirming performances and events as part of Midsumma Festival 2020 in January and February. The diverse line-up will feature The Rise and Fall of Saint George, an electronic choral celebration of resilience and community, Daddy, a delicious confection of dance and storytelling, BOOBS, an inspiring tale of body autonomy and the Midsumma Extravaganza, an ultra-glamourous gala returning for its third year. For the 2020 program Arts Centre Melbourne will also present two free events, Escape Velocity: We Are Who We Are, a vital film project made with transgender and gender non-conforming young people and  a staged reading of Flat-Earthers, an emerging musical comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
vIt's improv... but not as you know it! Move over short games, and make way for a fully improvised feature length comic book. Each month at the Museum of Comedy the eight-strong group of comedy improvisers known as Hivemind Improv shape a Marvel-inspired blockbuster around a superhero created by the crowd.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Following five successful years of touring and more than 500 performances, the a?oemost famous reindeer of alla?? from the longest-running and highest-rated holiday television special will fly into Columbus' Palace Theatre December 13 and 14 with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. The world's most-famous reindeer and a holly jolly cast of iconic characters, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, and the Abominable Snow Monster, will help Santa save Christmas.
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2020
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Mr. Tornado tells the story of Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, a Japanese-American scientist who devoted his life to unlocking the mysteries of severe storms.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Red Bull Theater today announced the next event of its special FREE programming to provide an opportunity for its community of artists and theater lovers to gather in the virtual space during this unprecedented time of COVID-19: The Revenger's Tragedy a new version by Jesse Berger.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Minnesota Opera has announced its lineup for the 2020 Digital Opera series!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Hackney Empire today announces Jack and the Beanstalk for its 2020 Christmas production opening in London this November and marking its 22nd pantomime at the East End venue. Jack and the Beanstalk will run from 21 November 2020 to 3 January 2021, with press night on Thursday 3 December. Tickets will go on sale to the public from Friday 6 March 2020 at 12noon.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
DANCE NOW will present a one-night-only performance as a preview to the 25th anniversary season of DANCE NOW's signature festival, which kicks off this fall.
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by Peter Danish - Jul 16, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
Fresh-off her first season at the Stratford Festival, BASH'd Co-Artistic Director Julia Nish-Lapidus helms this fantastical interpretation of Shakespeare's fairy tale of epic proportions. Using the intimacy of the barroom setting, the audience turns accomplice for the characters in this story, being asked to consider their own complicity in the murky sides of human nature.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The action-packed CINEMAX drama series STRIKE BACK will return for its seventh and final season FRIDAY, FEB. 14 (10:00–11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on CINEMAX. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) announced today a return of rotating repertory with Shakespeare's History Cycle (Richard II, Henry IV [Parts I and II as one play] and Henry V), which will play on the Wurtele Thrust Stage during the 2020-2021 Season.
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME will once again expand its global event portfolio in 2020 with a three-day event on one of Europe's most beautiful party islands, Malta. The idyllic paradise island will lend its magical coastline, breath-taking scenery and picturesque fortifications for an unforgettable long weekend of epic proportions. 
by Drew Eberhard - Jan 20, 2020
The time is 1946, the place a showroom in a modest funeral home. Let me reitterate; the time is 1946, a time where Racism is alive and well. 2 actresses take the stage and for the next 95 uninterrupted minutes we are strapped in for a ride unlike any other through faith, Gospel, love, family, and coming to grips with who you are, 1946 feels a lot like today in a show so resonating and moving if you blinked you'd miss everything. A modest funeral home amongst the casket sits an upright piano, a guitar case, an amplifier, a podium adorned with sheet music and numerous suitcases with clothes strewn about. This sets the scene for the pivotal and moving story laid before us. Eric Davis Artistic Director of freeFall in his opening curtain speech informed the audience that an immediate replacement was needed for the role of Rosetta Tharpe and within 4 rehearsals the replacement took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd on opening night. Now in times like these you sit and wonder about the forthcoming endeavor, but all worry subsided when the ladies playing Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight graced us with their presence and incapsulating beautiful vocals that rendered the room speechless with every note.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Magnet Theater presents The Eleventh Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from March 12 - 15, 2020 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Most tickets are $5-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. Festival Workshops are also being offered to people of all levels of experience! Tickets and Workshops will available for purchase at
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
In honour of Valentine's Day, Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) is celebrating the fun, funny, and spicy of all things love and romance with Romance Week, which begins on Wednesday, February 5 and runs through to Saturday, February 15, 2020 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets are available online at, and prices start at just $10.75.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 4, 2020
MOVES at The Montalban's Dance Festival Opens with the Capezio A.C.E. Awards Finalists' Performances and Erik Saradpon's Extraordinary Dance Company FORMALITY LIVE! The first two of four nights of the Annual Dance Festival, MOVES, smartly and efficiently produced by Break the Floor Productions, were filled with high energy, creativity abounding, energy-charged and inspired performances, including promising talent both new and emerging. Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Capezio A.C.E. Awards Finalists and Award Ceremony The Capezio A.C.E. Awards crowned a 2020 winner, playing to a jam-packed house at the historic Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood as part of the MOVES at The Montalbán dance festival produced by Break the Floor Productions and presented by Capezio. The illustrious panel of chosen judges, all esteemed dancers/choreographers, included Marguerite Derricks, Vincent Paterson, Anita Mann, Ray Leeper, Tony Selznick and Tessandra Chavez. All well-established and widely respected by their peers, these judges are the cream of the crop in the dance world and industry.
by Roy Berko - Feb 3, 2020
'CLUE' is a stage play of murder and blackmail, based broadly on the Hasbro board game, and the Paramount motion picture of the same name, has gone through several adaptations. The latest, by Sandy Rustin, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price, is now on stage at Cleveland Public Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Raising the comedy stakes, the second season of the hybrid family sitcom/improvisation series 'Just Roll With It' is set to premiere SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (8:45 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Comedian J.C. Currais becomes a series regular cast member, in the fan-favorite role of Gator, and John Ratzenberger (Disney/Pixar's 'Toy Story,' 'Cheers') guest stars in a recurring role as Blair's grandfather. The season also includes 'wild' animals, real-life wedding vows with legal matrimony as part of a storyline and feats of epic proportions. The studio audience votes for wacky scenarios that the cast must improvise their way through during the show taping. Additional season two guest stars include Charles Shaughnessy ('The Magicians,' 'The Nanny'), Johnny Pemberton ('Superstore'), Jason Earles (Disney's 'Hannah Montana'), Debra Wilson ('MADtv'), Jillian Shea Spaeder (Disney's 'Walk the Prank') and Kingston Foster (Disney's 'ZOMBIES').
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
It's official! The much-anticipated Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) returns with another mouth-watering feast of comedy over four hilariously jam-packed days, promising to be one of the biggest celebrations of funny on the continent for 2020!
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 25, 2020
This show can't miss. It has a message. It is beautifully presented. It is superbly acted. And it's gut-shaking funny.
by Fiona Scott - Feb 24, 2020
Kerry Ellis is known as the first lady of the West End, thanks to her leading roles in shows like Wicked, My Fair Lady and We Will Rock You, plus a busy concert schedule. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about her career and one of her latest projects, the Queen Machine Symphonic UK tour - a tribute to the music of Queen with a bumper-sized orchestra and band in tow.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 24, 2020
This thought-provoking testament to the universal struggle of living day-to-day in a society whose apathy seems to know no bounds for the down-and-out will grab your attention and keep you at the edge of your seat as Jane Doe's story unfolds. Tanya Alexander's magnificent ability to morph herself from a homeless woman in dirty clothing, sitting on a park bench holding a sign stating a?oeI am NOT Invisiblea?? allows us to see where she has been and how much she really desires to pick herself up by her bootstraps and do whatever is necessary to survive. As she achieves celebrity status, Alexander opens to heart and soul and lets us see into Jane Doe's guilt of having survived when others have not. And as Jane Doe's fortunes rise, Alexander is costumed to perfection in lovely, form-fitting dresses designed by Shon LeBlanc that would allow Jane Doe to shine anywhere.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Gulfshore Playhouse is celebrating its 16th season with powerful and prescient dramas, hilarious comedies, a moving musical, stirring new works and esteemed classics The 2020-21season has just been announced and includes:
by Cicely Binford - Feb 23, 2020
Meow Meow brings her unique brand of chaotic energy to Perth Concert Hall as she opens her three-night cabaret micro-festival Kabarett Haus as part of Perth Festival. She has invited collaborators and friends Rufus Wainwright and Amanda Palmer to perform in two subsequent nights, but Thursday night is all about Meow Meow in all her feline glory as she performs her show Pandemonium, backed by WASO and Pink Martini's Thomas M Lauderdale on piano, to a thoroughly rapt audience.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Gulfshore Playhouse is celebrating its 16th season with powerful and prescient dramas, hilarious comedies, a moving musical, stirring new works and esteemed classics The 2020-21season has just been announced and includes:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
CollaborationTown is proud to present the New York premiere of Riddle of the Trilobites, a new musical with book and lyrics by Geo Decas O'Donnell and Jordan Seavey; music and lyrics by Nicholas Williams; and puppetry design by Amanda Villalobos. Directed by Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans (In the Green, Dance Nation), Riddle of the Trilobites began performances at the New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) on February 7, 2020 and will run through February 23, 2020.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 2, 2020
Remember how great it was when “Harry Met Sally”. Well, when Nicolas (King) met Sandy (Stewart), chaperoned by pianist Mike Renzi last night at the Beach Cafe it was a “Shidduch” that produced music of epic proportions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
A rare staging of an iconic fantasy horror, an uplifting new play about the life of an everyday hero, a dark comedy classic and a revival of one of their most popular productions make for an exciting spring season at the New Vic, announced today by the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
This summer, take a break from the hustle and bustle and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to experience Theater at Monmouth's (R)evolutionary Season. 2020 is a big year! It's Maine's Bicentennial, it's the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, and it's an election year. So many revolutionary and evolutionary things to celebrate we've rolled them all into one big ball for a 51st Season of EPIC proportions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The beloved TV classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. See all your favorite characters as they come to life in Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical presented by Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) on Thursday, December 26th and Friday, December 27th in Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Join Rudolph and other iconic characters including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster as they help Santa save Christmas. Extend the fun before the 1 pm showing on December 27th with Family Day in the lobby of Jones Hall. Family Day, introduced by SPA during their 2018-2019 season, gives families the opportunity to experience theater together and provides pre-show activities for guests of all ages.
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Century Media Records and DEMONS & WIZARDS are proud to announce February 21st, 2020 as the worldwide release date of the group's highly anticipated studio album, III. The new album marks the band's first release of new music in 15 years.
by Review Roundups - Dec 26, 2019
The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country! After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. THE BAND'S VISIT celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Since the February 2019 release of his debut album, Passions Collide, Pittsburgh-based guitar virtuoso Brady Novotny has been on a ride of epic proportions. After leaving his beloved instrument behind for the better part of a decade, Novotny returned to his first love, like the Prodigal Son, returning to his loving and forgiving father. The first single release, 'Redemption's Cry' received national and international airplay and charting, receiving press on such highly touted and diverse sites as JesusFreakHideout and Metal Devastation Radio. That single, combined with the subsequent title track release, received in excess of 150,000 Spotify streams and 35,000 youtube views. The latter also reached the Top 3 on the iTunes rock songs chart in Canada, earning Novotny status as one of the most exciting new artists of 2019.
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 2, 2019
Comedy trio Sleeping Trees bring Christmas to Battersea Arts Centre with their latest fairy-tale mash-up. After Cinderella and the Beanstalk and Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves, James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith, and John Woodburn venture into Wonderland in classic Sleeping Trees style. Goldilocks and the Three Musketeers is rambunctious and properly laugh-out-loud funny.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Two-time Obie Award winner and Waterwell Artistic Director Lee Sunday Evans (In the Green, Dance Nation, The Things That Were There) directs Riddle of the Trilobites, an original new musical by CollaborationTown [Family Play (1979 to Present)]. When young Aphra discovers an ancient prophecy, 'The trilobites cannot live, but will not die,' she and her arthropod pals set off on an underwater adventure to solve the riddle before a sea change of epic proportions destroys their home. Will they save the trilobite kingdom? Scuttle over to the New Victory Theater from February 7 - 23, 2020 to find out!
by Review Roundups - Dec 18, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless classic, CATS, hit the big screen this week! Reviews are rolling in for the highly-anticipated adaptation - let's see what the critics are saying!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
For one night only Hivemind Improv bring their unique brand of fantasy storytelling to VAULT Festival 2020. Devious plotting will abound on 9th February as Hivemind improvise a medieval adventure of epic proportions - Lord of the Game of the Ring of Thrones.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The Bell House has released its upcoming schedule. Take a look below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
RED BULL THEATER today announced that the 2020-'21 Season will kick off on Monday, September 14th with the one night only benefit reunion reading of Red Bull's acclaimed production, The Revenger's Tragedy, featuring members of the cast of the 2005 Off-Broadway production.
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, airing on ABC on Monday, May 4, 2020!
by Kristen Morale - Apr 17, 2020
As we hunker down and wait for the world to return to what it was, many have refused to remain stagnant or let discouragement overtake them. This is especially true for Valerie David, a playwright, performer and three-time cancer survivor who now shares her beautiful story and gives us a new perspective on life in the midst of temporary darkness.