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Good Night, Oscar - Regional (US) Tickets, News, Info & More

Goodman Theatre announced it will premiere Good Night, Oscar, starring Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sean Hayes (Broadway's Promises, Promises, NBC-TV's Will & Grace) as erstwhile character actor, pianist and wild card Oscar Levant. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife, War Paint), Good Night, Oscar is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Chinglish).



It's 1958, and Jack Paar hosts the hottest late-night talk-show on television. His favorite guest? Oscar Levant. Famous for his many epigrams, Oscar has a favorite: "There's a fine line between genius and insanity; I have erased this line." Oscar will prove just that when he gets a four-hour pass from the mental ward to appear live on national TV. It's an episode Paar's audience-and the rest of America-won't soon forget. Good Night, Oscar explores the nexus of humor and heartbreak, the ever-dwindling distinction between exploitation and entertainment and the high cost of baring one's soul for public consumption, all through the eyes of one of America's most memorable and subversive wits.

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( Chicago, IL)
170 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60601
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