Epic Proportions 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

(New York, NY)
240 West 44th St.
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by Michael Rabice - Sep 30, 2019
Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre Company has chosen to open their 2019-20 season with a rarity,  'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE by John Ford. First seen in 1633, the question arises as to whether this Jacobean drama still deserves to be produced. Happily, this often shocking play has enough intrigue to  keep the audience engaged. By it's final moments, the elements of incest, murder, poisoning, and deception lead to a drama of epic proportions that grips the viewer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Even muggles can live out their wizarding world dreams with this chance to win 2 tickets to see both parts of the Tony Award-winning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, plus a meet-and-greet with Harry Potter himself, Broadway Star James Snyder!
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 2, 2019
Boris Pasternak's 1957 novel Doctor Zhivago won its author a Nobel Prize for Literature and later spawned a lengthy (and fairly sluggish) film directed by David Lean in 1965. It took 41 years for the original material to be turned into a musical. Written by Lucy Simon (score), Michael Weller (book), Michael Korie and Amy Powers (lyrics), it then debuted on Broadway in 2015 in a massive production led by Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett, receiving a rather cold shoulders from critics.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 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 cities across the country live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
St. Ann's Warehouse and Good Chance present The Jungle, a Good Chance co-production with the National Theatre and the Young Vic that is back by popular demand following a completely sold-out American Premiere last season, beginning April 2, 2020. The production will then tour the U.S. in Spring / Summer 2021; details will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
'Ladies Most Deject,' a dramatic short film directed by Martha Elcan, will screen at 2pm on Friday, October 18 at the Regal Theatre at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced that in recognition of his 2019 Tony Award nomination and his history as a NYMF Alum, Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter) will be the 2019 NYMF Honorary Chair.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, will conclude its successful 86th season with a limited engagement of Muray Shisgal's one-act comedy drama The Typists. Under the direction of Jerry Pettinati, The Typists will run June 8th and June 9th at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell. Show times will be Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours.
by Jerri Shafer - May 1, 2019
Set in the 1930s, this comedy tells the story of two brothers who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the huge Hollywood Biblical epic 'Exeunt Omnes'. Before you know it, Phil is directing the movie, and Benny is starring in it. To complicate matters further they both fall in love with the same woman, not to mention the gladiator battles, the Ten Plagues and a cast of thousands. Performances run May 3rd thru May 19th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org
by Jackie Camborde - Mar 8, 2019
Church & State will make you think about gun control, religion and maybe what's really the problem in America today.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
Longtime fixtures of the Nashville live music scene, Indianola are ready to hit the road and bring their brand of American Gothic troubadour rock'n'roll to the national stage. The band, led by Owen Beverly (Nicole Atkins, Oh Land) is announcing their debut full-length, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, with a visual glimpse into their dark inspiration. The Orbison-esque “Too Good To Be True” meets its unexpected match in chopped visuals from 1973 campy horror b-movie Messiah of Evil. Such is the vibe of Indianola and the rest of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye - an homage to the nostalgic, swooning camp of mid-century southern-bred radio hits with a fast-paced, deliberate, electric 2019 update.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
LA BOHEME, the classic Puccini opera, is playing at Prague National Theatre on April 1, 2019.
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 29, 2019
Today's subject, Kristin Chenoweth, has been living her theatre life to the fullest since 1993 when Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ cast her as the ingénue in their production of Animal Crackers. The show effectively launched her career and she went on to become a Tony Award-winning actress, and a highly successful recording and concert artist. She has also made many appearances on television and in film. On April 8th you will have the privilege of seeing this immense talent live onstage at The Music Center at Strathmore and, judging from past performances, it's going to a great evening of music.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
LA BOHEME, the classic Puccini opera, is playing at Prague National Theatre on April 1, 2019.
by Misha Davenport - Mar 27, 2019
Hell in a Handbag's parody of the classic 1972 disaster film, is in top ship-shape and worthy of you booking a passage. It's a laugh riot of epic proportions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
The Grand Theatre, a leading cultural hub in London, Ontario, announces its 2019-20 season. Featuring 11 productions across two stages, including two world premieres, a North American premiere, and new works by exciting Canadian visionaries, the Grand's incredible 2019-20 lineup continues to bring the world to London, and London to the world.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
The Fix, a new opera by composer Joel Puckett and librettist Eric Simons on, premiered on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Theater at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The opera is based on the true story of the "Black Sox" scandal in which the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series. Check out video of the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Epic Theatre Company announces the second World Premiere of its season -  American Drag written and directed by Epic's Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli.  The continuation of Epic's hit 2015 play American Strippers, this time around, Olympus has fallen and the gods are trying to get the band back together for one more shot at controlling the Universe with the help of some iconic drag queens.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated during a shipwreck and are forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister is it possible for this to all end well? Well, it IS a comedy!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
LA BOHEME, the classic Puccini opera, is playing at Prague National Theatre on April 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Get all the scoop on What's Coming Up on Cooking Channel in March!
by Gil Kaan - Jun 15, 2019
A man of many voices and talents (you may not readily recognize by voice - he has so many), Alan Tudyk will be mounting the Geffen stage, undertaking dual roles in Michael Mitnick's MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. Under the direction of Geffen Playhouse artistic director Matt Shakman, previews for MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES began June 11, with an opening night set for June 19, 2019. Alan managed to find some time to get on the phone with me after a fun day of rehearsals.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2019
Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, will conclude its successful 86th season with a limited engagement of Murray Schisgal's one-act comedy drama The Typists. Under the direction of Jerry Pettinati, The Typists will run June 8th and June 9th at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell. Show times will be Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Hampstead Theatre today announces the full casting for the world premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's blazing thriller The King of Hell's Palace. Directed by Michael Boyd, this new play is based on the true story of a whistleblowing heroine and her extraordinary mission to expose a cover-up of epic proportions. The cast includes Aidan Cheng, Celeste Den, Tuyen Do, Christopher Goh, Togo Igawa, Vincent Lai, Kok-Hwa Lie and Millicent Wong.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Academy Theatre and Impact Theatre Atlanta will be finishing their 2018/19 season with The ReRooting by Betty Chaney, directed by Brenda Porter. This play is the conclusion to the trilogy including The Rooting Place, presented in 2016, and The Uprooting, presented in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert's inaugural season as Artistic Director.
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today that Radioactive, the Marie and Pierre Curie biopic directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), will be the Closing Night Gala Presentation of the 44th Toronto International Film Festival® . The film will make its World Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall on September 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
New Light Theater Project announces their 7th season with two NYC premieres and a remount of last spring's sold-out run of IMAGINING MADOFF.
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
With over a BILLION streams and downloads to date the devilish duo of Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen who brought you the likes of 'BONFIRE', 'CENTIPEDE' & 'INTERNET FRIENDS' are BACK with an EP of epic proportions! It's no surprise that the new EP has received strong support from DJs all across the globe, with everyone from Martin Garrix to Alesso happy to have new Knife Party music to play in their sets again.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group announces the cast for a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Following five successful years of touring and more than 500 performances, the "most famous reindeer of all" from the longest running and highest rated holiday television special will fly into Salt Lake City at Eccles Theater on November 22nd and 23rd live on stage with the critically acclaimed Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Get a first look below at Firehouse Theatre's OEDIPUS / A GOSPEL MYTH.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
After more than nine years since their last performance together, comedy double act Mark Hadlow and Ross Gumbley will be reuniting on stage this February in quirky comedy Elling.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
New Light Theater Project is thrilled to announce that the 2019/2020 New Light New Voices Award, their annual literary prize, goes to Andrew Rincon's I WANNA FUCK LIKE ROMEO AND JULIET, chosen from a record-breaking 300 submissions.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) is tickled pink to present Romance Week from Tuesday, February 5 to Thursday, February 14 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Ticket prices start at $10.75 - less expensive (and less fattening!) than a box of chocolates - and are available online at www.vtsl.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Currently in previews, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Tracy Letts' "Linda Vista" will open on January 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the production will run through February 17, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) is tickled pink to present Romance Week from Today, February 5 to Thursday, February 14 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Ticket prices start at $10.75 - less expensive (and less fattening!) than a box of chocolates - and are available online at www.vtsl.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Interior design couple Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent return to TLC to save desperate homeowners whose 'money pits' have left them overwhelmed and defeated.  Premiering Saturday, April 13 at 9/8c, this season of NATE & JEREMIAH BY DESIGN is a renovation rescue of epic proportions, as the married duo balance work and family, while coming up with innovative design solutions for homeowners in crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Asolo Rep continues its celebration of 60 years on stage with Tony Award-winner Michael Frayn's rip-roaringly hilarious play NOISES OFF, one of the most celebrated farces of all time. Directed by comedic Broadway veteran Don Stephenson, NOISES OFF previews March 20 and 21, opens March 22 and runs through April 20 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
The two excellent musicians, Sorin Alexandru Horlea (violin/viola) and Anita Tomasevich (piano) present two monumental works by the two titans of Russian music, Dimitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev, at Technopolis 20, on Sunday, 3rd of March 2019, at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Amazon Prime Video will bring Armageddon to Austin, celebrating the highly anticipated premiere of novel-turned-series Good Omens at South by Southwest (“SXSW”) in Austin, TX, during opening weekend beginning Friday, March 8th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
The four lifelong friends and comedians whose hilariously outrageous hidden-camera dares and punishments have created truTV's and Comedy Central's longest-running and top-rated original comedies, Impractical Jokers today announce a huge UK tour starring The Tenderloins called The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour. Tickets for Impractical Jokers go on-sale to the general public on Friday 08 February 2019 at 10am at http://www.livenation.co.uk.
by TV Scoop - Feb 1, 2019
Get all the scoop on What's Coming Up on Cooking Channel in March!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 6, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group will soon present a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra, which will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement on Tuesday September 3rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) and continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Sunday September 24th.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 20, 2019
Sibling rivalry between brothers goes back to the Bible story of Cain and Abel, with one pitted against the other due to jealousy, often resulting in a deadly game of one upmanship. Such is the case between Lee and Austin, two estranged brothers at the center of Sam Shepard's TRUE WEST, who reunite at their mother's rustic home in the San Bernardino foothills about 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Sparks fly and passions rage as the two erratic characters, apparently from totally opposite ends of the success spectrum, nearly reach the end of their troubles by catching a glimpse of paradise just around the corner, which turns out to be totally unattainable.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, is bringing together over 130 shows from all over the world for its tenth anniversary. These shows will offer audiences intimate theatre experiences highlighting the talent, unique perspectives, and storytelling prowess of participating artists. Many promising shows have captured the public's imagination, have sold out their first performances at the Festival, and may now be offered additional performances. Fourteen bestselling shows are now sold out at United Solo. Three of these SOLD-OUT shows are part of THE BEST OF category, which recognizes the greatest artistic achievements of United Solo's first decade.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
​​​​​​​Las Vegas pop rock band Louder Than Words have announced the upcoming release of their new single 'Stockholm,' out on all digital platforms 5/3/19. Their first release in over a year (and their first to feature their new vocalist), the band has been hard at work on new music, continuing to develop and craft their sound. 'Stockholm' will be the first of many in 2019 for Louder Than Words, a strong introduction to the energetic pop rock they've been creating.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
The "most famous reindeer of all" from the longest running and highest rated television special will return live on stage with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (www.rudolphthemusical.com). Back by popular demand for a sixth year, 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 during Raleigh's new family tradition event.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
American Drag written and directed by Epic's Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli.  The continuation of Epic's hit 2015 play American Strippers, this time around, Olympus has fallen and the gods are trying to get the band back together for one more shot at controlling the Universe with the help of some iconic drag queens.