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Good Night, Oscar Broadway

Good Night, Oscar 2023

Run Time:
One hour and 40 minutes, no intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: April 24, 2023
Closing: August 27, 2023

Good Night, Oscar - 2023 - Broadway History , Info & More

Anything can happen on live TV. And one night, it did. Sean Hayes stars as the irrepressible Oscar Levant. It’s 1958, and Jack Paar hosts the hottest late-night talk-show on television. His favorite guest? Character actor, pianist and wild card Oscar Levant. 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.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Good Night, Oscar

BROADWAY REVIEW: Sean Hayes offers up a stunning star turn in daring ‘Good Night, Oscar’
9 / 10

It’s not so much that Hayes, whose work as Levant has only deepened since I first saw it in Chicago, sets out here to impersonate as to channel Levant’s psychological and performative state of being. All in all, it’s a spectacularly intense and unstinting performance, a Broadway tour-de-force wherein the honest work bespeaks of a beautiful homage to this phenomenally talented real-life character, a perennial second banana previously in danger of being forgotten in the passage of time. How many non-retirees remembered him prior to the buzz around this show?

The Playing’s the Thing: Sean Hayes Shows Range in Good Night, Oscar
4 / 10

Then there’s that piano performance. The piece Hayes plays is, as it turns out, crucial to the plot, so I won’t get into it, but the way he plays it is more important than either the title or his skill (though yes, Sean Hayes can play the piano very well). He conveys depths in the way that Levant reluctantly slides back into his virtuosity over the course of the performance—a coiling resentment of and yet thrill at his own talent. The play, having hit its high point, wraps up quickly soon after, and it’s a letdown to return both Hayes and Oscar to earth. There’s a lesson in there: to understand performers, you have to see them in action, no amount of describing can substitute. But if you nail that re-creation, you can get at something deep about them. The playing’s the thing, to mangle that another famous quote-vehicle, wherein to catch their consciousness.

From The Winner's Circle: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Star Sean Hayes Celebrates His Tony Win In The Press Room
by A.A. Cristi - June 11, 2023


Sean Hayes has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR. Hear what he had to say about his win in his visit to the press room!

GOODNIGHT, OSCAR's Sean Hayes Wins 2023 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
by - June 11, 2023


Sean Hayes has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for GOODNIGHT, OSCAR.

Video: Sean Hayes Reveals Why Starring in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR is 'Therapeutic' to Him on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - May 22, 2023


Sean Hayes sat down on CBS Mornings to discuss starring on Broadway in Good Night, Oscar. Hayes revealed how starring as Oscar Levant in the new play is 'almost therapeutic' to him. Hayes also discussed why the performance is such a departure from his Will & Grace character, how Broadway relies on the Tony Awards, and more. Watch the video now!

Video: Sean Hayes Reflects on the 20-Year Passion Project That is GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR
by Richard Ridge - May 17, 2023


In this video, watch as Sean Hayes chats about how he got started in theatre, why this role means so much to him, and so much more.

Photos: GOODNIGHT, OSCAR Star Sean Hayes Honored With Sardi's Portrait
by Bruce Glikas - May 12, 2023


Good Night, Oscar starring Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes, is running now at  Broadway's Belasco Theatre. In celebration of the actor's acclaimed turn as Oscar Levant in the new play from Doug Wright, Sean has been honored with his very own Sardi's portrait! See photos from his unveiling celebration!

Photos: Barry Manilow Visits GOODNIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - May 1, 2023


Check out photos of Barry Manilow visiting Good Night, Oscar on Broadway!

Video: Go Inside the GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Opening Night Curtain Call!
by A.A. Cristi - April 25, 2023


Good Night, Oscar starring Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes, opened on Broadway last night, Monday, April 24th at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th St) for a 20-week limited engagement. See video of Sean and the company taking their opening night bows!

Video: Stars Walk the Red Carpet at GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR
by Red Carpet - April 25, 2023


The stars came out to celebrate last night at the Belasco Theatre, where the new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opened. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out interviews with Graham Norton, Lea DeLaria, Michael Feinstein, Cynthia Nixon, Shoshana Bean, Dale Soules, LaChanze, Katie Finneran, and more!

Photos: Inside the Opening Night Party For GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR
by Bruce Glikas - April 25, 2023


The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opened on Broadway last night, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the opening night party here!

Photos: The Cast of GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Bruce Glikas - April 25, 2023


The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opened on Broadway last night, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their bows here!

Review Roundup: Sean Hayes Stars In GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - April 24, 2023


The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opens on Broadway tonight, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and directed by Lisa Peterson, Good Night, Oscar's 20-week limited engagement will end on August 27. Read reviews for the production!

Photos/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes and More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Ahead of Tonight's Opening Night
by Show Highlights - April 24, 2023


The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opens on Broadway tonight, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and directed by Lisa Peterson, Good Night, Oscar’s 20-week limited engagement will end on August 27. Check out all new photos and video footage of the production here!

Photos: First Look at Sean Hayes & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 19, 2023


Get a first look at Sean Hayes and more in Good Night, Oscar on Broadway.

Interview: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR's Marchánt Davis is Conquering Stage, Screen & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 20, 2023


Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Marchánt Davis, who is currently starring in Good Night, Oscar on Broadway, and can be seen in the upcoming HBO film Reality, starring Sydney Sweeney.

Rush and Digital Lottery Policies Set For GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - April 10, 2023


Broadway's Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes has announced the Rush and Digital Lottery policies for the show which is now in previews at The Belasco Theatre.

GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Starring Sean Hayes Begins Previews On Broadway Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 6, 2023


Broadway previews begin tomorrow, Friday, April 7 for Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes. See how to purchase tickets!

Video: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Cast Gets Ready for Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - April 4, 2023


Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming new Broadway play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes. Watch as the company meets the press n this video!

Photos: Sean Hayes & the Cast of GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Meet the Press
by Jennifer Broski - March 31, 2023


Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming new Broadway play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and directed by Lisa Peterson, Good Night, Oscar begins performances on April 7 and opens on April 24 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre.

Meet the Cast of GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR; Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - April 7, 2023


Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and directed by Lisa Peterson, Good Night, Oscar begins previews tonight, April 7 and opens on April 24 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. Meet the cast of Good Night, Oscar here!

Full Cast Announced For GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR as Rehearsals Begin
by Stephi Wild - March 14, 2023


Broadway rehearsals began for the upcoming new Broadway play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes. Full casting has also been revealed for the production. Learn more about the show and its cast here!

Up on the Marquee: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR
by Jennifer Broski - January 19, 2023


Check out photos of the new Broadway marquee for Good Night, Oscar, which begins performances on April 7, 2023, and opens on April 24, 2023. The 20-week limited engagement will end on August 27, 2023. 

Marchánt Davis, Alex Wyse & More Join Sean Hayes Led GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR; Full Cast Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 7, 2022


Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes, announced that Marchánt Davis (Ain’t No Mo’), Alex Wyse (Waitress), Sam Bell-Gurwitz (Good Night, Oscar in Chicago), Postell Pringle (A Free Man of Color), and Max Roll (Mrs. Warren’s Profession) will be joining the company on Broadway.

Good Night, Oscar FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get Rush Tickets for Good Night, Oscar on Broadway?

General Rush

Price: $35
Where: Belasco Theatre box office
When:  Tickets are available day-of when the box office opens. The Belasco Theatre box office is open Monday through Saturday at 10am, and will open Sundays at 12pm beginning April 30.
Limit: Two per customer
Information: Determined at the discretion of the box office. Subject to daily availability.

Does Good Night, Oscar on Broadway have a daily lottery?

Digital Lottery

Price: $40
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When: Entries for the digital lottery open at 12 AM one day before the performance. Winners are drawn the same day at 10 AM and 3 PM.
Limit: Two per customer
Information: Subject to availability.

How long has Good Night, Oscar been running on Broadway?
Good Night, Oscar opened at the Belasco Theatre (Broadway) on Monday Apr 24, 2023 and has now been running for 3 months.

Good Night, Oscar History

Other Productions of Good Night, Oscar

2021   Regional (US) Goodman Theatre's Premiere Production
Regional (US)
2023   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway

Good Night, Oscar - 2023 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2023 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play Emily Bergl
2023 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play Sean Hayes
2023 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Sean Hayes
2023 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Play Good Night, Oscar
2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lead Performer in a Broadway Play Sean Hayes
2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Play Good Night, Oscar
2023 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Sound Design (Play or Musical) Andre Pluess
2023 Tony Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Sean Hayes
2023 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Emilio Sosa
2023 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Rachel Hauck

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