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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.



Schedule

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
240 West 44th St.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2020
LUMA Festival has announced MIRANDA: A Steampunk Murder Mystery Experience, streaming virtually September 24-26.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2021
Suicide is an epidemic of epic proportions that steals the people we love and devastates families all over Detroit every single day. The Covid-19 pandemic has only made this epidemic all the more dire as those at risk have become even more isolated and disconnected from the support and help they so desperately need.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2020
It's been ten months in the making and now it's time for one act to triumph as the Britain's Got Talent 2020 Champion and win a life-changing £250,000 prize plus that coveted spot on the bill of the Royal Variety Performance.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 27, 2020
You Me At Six have shared their new single and music video, ‘SUCKAPUNCH’, the title track from their highly anticipated forthcoming new album, due January 15th via Underdog Records / AWAL.
by Jenny Ell - Nov 20, 2020
Today marks the release of Les Miserables – The Staged Concert: The Sensational 2020 Live Recording. In its 35th year, the musical remains as electric as ever.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
by Kaitlin Milligan - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
Times Square Arts has announced the new Summer Season of Midnight Moment, featuring video artworks by Kenneth Tam, Brandon Kazen-Maddox & Up Until Now Collective, and Jennifer West. Midnight Moment is the largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards throughout Times Square nightly from 11:57pm to midnight.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2021
Nottingham Playhouse today announces a packed Summer programme as the theatre reopens its doors to the public.  With an eclectic collection that welcomes both live and digital audiences, the shows and events on offer embrace musical, classical and contemporary work, both inside the theatre and outdoors, this celebration of live work includes something for everyone
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020
Minnesota Opera has announced its lineup for the 2020 Digital Opera series!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Laila Robins will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. Ms Robins replaces the previously announced Kate Burton, who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Kate Burton will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
by Stephi Wild - 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 Drew Eberhard - Mar 20, 2021
Much like the films of Gregg Araki’s career that defined the movement of New Queer Cinema, a new-ish Theatre Company plans to make its mark on the local theatre scene. No stranger to the stage and consequently the director’s chair Local area performer/Director Derek Baxter introduces his brand of Avant-Garde style theater with the introduction of Off Kilter Theatre. Off Kilter’s mission is simple and unique all its own, “to stand at the edge of theatre exploring boundaries, ourselves, and the Avant-Garde.” Oxford Languages defines Avant-Garde as, “new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them.” Derek himself said, “I want Off Kilter to be a place for those who live on the fringes to feel comfortable.” With their inaugural production of The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name) by James Still, Off Kilter Theatre has done just that.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Drew Eberhard - Jun 21, 2021
“WHAT BECOMES OF A CHILD THAT STARVED FOR AFFECTION?” -M.C. IN SHOCKHEADED PETER “YOU’VE GOT TO BE CRUEL TO BE KIND, IN THE RIGHT MEASURE. CRUEL TO BE KIND, IT’S A VERY GOOD SIGN....” -NICK LOWE FROM “JESUS OF COOL” ALBUM (1978). Once every so often audiences of a theatre-going persuasion are treated to something a little out of the ordinary. Something that may just have to be experienced before allowing it to fully sink in. Jobsite revels in the strange, the unorthodox, the Masterclass of all things twisted and warped; and these are some centralized moments of Shockheaded Peter or its namesake Der Struwwelpeter. Having personally never heard of Der Struwwelpeter or William Maloney’s The Worst of Everything, I had no idea what I was in store for. Which made this particular show more zany, exciting, and mentally stimulating than most seen as of late. From every angle, there was something to watch, something to leave our mouths agape and make you just think what the hell?
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2021
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its continuation of the Walking Plays audio series titled, The Greenway Series.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021
The cost for each student is $50 and registration may be done in the Parks & Rec office (320 Broadway) or on-line with RecDesk. Learn more about how to attend here!
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
For the first time, Olivier-Award winner Clive Rowe and Hackney panto veteran Tony Whittle will co-direct and star in Hackney Empire’s 2021 pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk which will run from 20 November to 2 January 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
Full principal casting includes the legendary Kat B as Simple Simon, Zoe Curlett as Fenella Fleshcreep, Julie Jupp as Fairy Fusia, Ellie Ruiz Rodriguez as Jill Higginbottom, Rochelle Sherona as Jack Trot, Tony Whittle as Councillor Higginbottom and Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy Trott.  
by Peter Danish - Jul 16, 2020
BWW Review: HERSHEY FELDER'S BEETHOVEN LIVE STREAM at Florence, Italy
by Review Roundups - Jan 5, 2021
Leicester's Curve theatre is now streaming a virtual version of Sunset Boulevard in Concert. The production was performed by the company in the newly configured auditorium and filmed in HD for audiences to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
by Amanda Prahl - Jan 17, 2021
Estella Scrooge has several strong elements: a talented cast giving it their all, catchy music, and witty lyrics. But an inconsistent tone and too many wink-wink references prevent the album from becoming more than the sum of its parts.
by Kaitlin Milligan - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2021
Estrella Media announced today that the long-awaited bio series Súbete A Mi Moto, based on the story of the Menudo Band, will premiere in the U.S. on the EstrellaTV network. The series, which chronicles the story of the iconic Puerto Rican boy band as told by its creator, will make its U.S. debut on Sunday, February 14 at 9P ET/ 8P CT on EstrellaTV, supercharging its weekend lineup in 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2020
Hackney Empire today announces Jack and the Beanstalk which was previously  scheduled to open in December 2020, will now open in December 2021, marking the 22nd pantomime at the East End venue. Jack and the Beanstalk will run from 20th November  2021 to 2nd January 2022 with press night on Thursday 2nd December 2021. Tickets will go on  sale to the public from 9th December at 12noon.  
by Fiona Scott - Dec 23, 2020
Like many UK venues, Leicester’s Curve Theatre has had to quickly adapt to the everchanging COVID-19 situation. Having just transformed their two theatres into one enormous “in-the-round” space, the Curve’s concert revival of their hit 2017 production of Sunset Boulevard was transformed into a fully online show to view at home, directed by Nikolai Foster.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020
The Met has announced themed lineups for four weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on the company's website during the coronavirus closure. The schedule includes a week of In Plain English, an Epic Proportions week, followed by a week of Holiday Fare, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021
Above buzzy tapas bar Laurels Whitley Bay, Laurels Theatre is a wee place to tell big stories and where everyone on the NE coast will be going to see the most exciting work before it breaks the big time. Partnered with the amazing tapas and bar downstairs, this venue offers a chilled out accessible space to bring live theatre, visual arts and comedy together.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 17, 2021
The film was written and directed by Hiroshi Kurosaki (Goldfish (aka Hi No Sakana) and 2011’s Second Virgin).
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2021
The film stars Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Rob Delaney (“Deadpool 2”), Archie Yates (“Jojo Rabbit”), Aisling Bea (“Living with Yourself”), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Tim Simons (“Veep”), Pete Holmes (“The Secret Life of Pets 2”), and more.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021
“Cheater,” a 15 minute one act play written by Andrew Cervantes, is a love story with a dark secret. And inspired by Batman's animated episode 'Mayhem of the Music Meister '' is a musical of semi-heroic post-Covid parody.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Hayes Theater! Learn about Broadway's smallest theater, which has presented shows including Rock of Ages, Lobby Hero, What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons and many more!
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 Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, April 17-18, 2021.
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.
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 16, 2021
When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Performances run April 16th thru May 2nd, 2020 at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org