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Happy Talk - 2019 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Lorraine (Susan Sarandon) is a saint of the suburbs. On top of trying to save her dying mother, miserable husband and estranged daughter, she's starring as Bloody Mary in the Jewish Community Center production of South Pacific. When her mother's home aide, Serbian immigrant Ljuba (Marin Ireland), asks for help finding a husband, Lorraine takes on her most challenging role to date: matchmaker. In Jesse Eisenberg's hysterical and devastating play, Happy Talk, he reveals the absurd lengths people go to save themselves in the name of saving others. Scott Elliott helms this world premiere for The New Group.


Run Type:Limited Run
Previews: April 30, 2019
Closing:June 16, 2019

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

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480 West 42nd Street (between Dyer and 10th Avenues)
New York,NY10036

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by Michael Dale - May 27, 2019
One of the many skills of the extraordinary, detail-oriented stage actor Marin Ireland is a habit of being so good that she can lift the audience's perception of a play that isn't quite there. For example, a year ago at this time, as she was making Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, generally regarded as one of the great playwright's B-level efforts, appear to be just as rich and dramatically thick as A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.
by Review Roundups - May 17, 2019
The New Group presents Jesse Eisenberg's Happy Talk, with Tedra Millan, Daniel Oreskes, Nico Santos, Marin Ireland and Susan Sarandon, in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by Walter McBride - April 1, 2019
The New Groupwill soon present Jesse Eisenberg's Happy Talk, with Tedra Millan, Daniel Oreskes and Nico Santos joining, as previously announced, Marin Ireland and Susan Sarandon, in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. The New Group also announces two additional weeks for Happy Talk, with the limited engagement, previously slated through June 2, now extended through June 16. Previews begin April 30 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, May 16 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street).
by Julie Musbach - March 27, 2019
The New Group announces full casting for Jesse Eisenberg's Happy Talk, with Tedra Millan, Daniel Oreskes and Nico Santos joining, as previously announced, Marin Ireland and Susan Sarandon, in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott.

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What productions of Happy Talk have there been?
Happy Talk has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.

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