I'm Not Rappaport Broadway

Our fall shaw is the 1986 Tony Award winning play by Herb Gardner. The play takes place in 1982 under a bridge in New York's Central Park. Two octogenarians, one white one black, meet regularly determined to fight off all attempts to put them out to pasture. Nat is a cantankerous Communist whose daughter is urging him into the old folk's home. Midge, an apartment superintendent, spends his days in the park hiding in the past and from his disgruntled tenants. The playwright was inspired while writing in Central Park. He saw two animated old men, one black and one white, alternating between sitting quietly and yelling at each other. Their strange friendship intrigued Gardner and he used it as the basis for the main characters, Nat and Midge. Iím Not Rappaport explores the realities of aging, surviving in an urban jungle, and finding a safe place in the world.

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Booth Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 45th St.
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by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 30, 2017
The Schoolhouse Theater will present the premiere of The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole, an adaptation of The Wind and the Willows, written and directed by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry, beginning November 9 and running through November 26, 2017.
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 28, 2018
Meet Midge and Nat, two old codgers who meet in the park daily. Midge is an African- American janitor, hiding from his tenants who want him to retire; Nat is a Jewish old time radical, hiding from irrelevance by spinning fantasies and fighting injustice both real and imagined. Their cantankerous relationship is the stuff of pure comic genius. Performances are November 2nd thru November 17th at The Alcove Restaurant, 116 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.alcoverestaurant.com/index.php/en/tickets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
The Schoolhouse Theater (Bram Lewis, Artistic Director; Lynne Darlington, Managing Director) to present the premiere of The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole, an adaptation of The Wind and the Willows, written and directed by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017
The Schoolhouse Theater will present the premiere of The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole, an adaptation of The Wind and the Willows, written and directed by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry, beginning November 9 and running through November 26, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017
Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018
Join us at The Cutting Room for a special Thanksgiving Concert and Dinner on November 22 and 23 with legendary Tony Award-winning actor BEN VEREEN.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2018
Join us at The Cutting Room for a special Thanksgiving Concert and Dinner on November 22 and 23 with legendary Tony Award-winning actor BEN VEREEN.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
The national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory, The Humans, features Richard Thomas as Erik, Pamela Reed as Deirdre, Daisy Eagan as Brigid, Lauren Klein as Momo, Therese Plaehn as Aimee, and Luis Vega as Richard. The Humans kicks off its coast-to-coast national tour at Seattle Repertory Theatre tonight, November 17, before moving on to engagements in top markets across the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller just announced the cast and itinerary for the national tour of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans. This November, The Humans kicks off its coast-to-coast national tour at Seattle Repertory Theatre before moving on to engagements in top markets across the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017
This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, announced today that the 41st Season will begin with CRY IT OUT, by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Marc Masterson. CRY IT OUT will begin performances June 21, 2018 at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251), and will run through July 14, 2018. CRY IT OUT will occupy the slot for the previously announced production of Herb Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport starring Judd Hirsch, which has been postponed to Summer 2019 to allow Mr. Hirsch to recuperate from back surgery.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
"Indecent" by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel opens next month in Los Angeles. This Tony Award-nominated play will be produced at the Ahmanson Theatre in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theater's opening centennial season show, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway will run June 11 - 17.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Redhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Main Stage Season packed with heart, humanity, and humor, and sure to delight audiences of all ages. The line up of music, dance, comedy and drama will feature several on-stage special guests including some who are brand new to Syracuse along with an abundance of longtime Redhouse favorites. The season celebrates friendship and its role in the resiliency of the human heart. This will be the first full season taking place in the new Redhouse located at 400 S. Salina Street.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Known for their roles in the 1970s sitcom "The Love Boat," Fred Grandy (Gopher) and Ted Lange (Isaac the Bartender) have reunited to star in Redhouse's production of "I'm Not Rappaport," which will run from March 14th - March 24th at its theater complex at City Center. I'm Not Rappaport is a Tony-Award winning play written by Herb Gardiner that revolves around a pair of octogenarians who spend their days on benches in Central Park, waging a private war with the environment, park degenerates and their rapidly deteriorating bodies. Despite the serious and occasionally eloquent subtext about society's treatment of the elderly, the emphasis is on the comic interplay between the actors. The show is sure to hit home with those who are are experiencing aging, or who have aging parents and family member as it deals with both the joys and pitfalls of aging and long time friendships, with humor and charm that is sure to evoke some tears but much laughter.
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 16, 2019
The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, New York is now delighting audiences with their entertaining and engaging production of Herb Gardner's play I'm Not Rappaport. Impressively directed by Vincent J. Cardinal, the production marks the reunion of Fred Grandy and Ted Lange, castmates of the beloved television series The Love Boat.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, is proud to announce its 41st Season, featuring Herb Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport starring Judd Hirsch (June 21 - July 14); Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau (July 19 - August 4); Pride and Prejudice from the novel by Jane Austen adapted by Kate Hamill (August 9 - 25); Holland Taylor's Ann starring Jayne Atkinson (August 29 - September 1); and Pipeline Series: Four New Works in Process (June 26, July 10, July 31, and August 12). All performances will take place at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, is proud to announce its 41st Season, featuring Herb Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport starring Judd Hirsch (June 21 - July 14); Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau (July 19 - August 4); Pride and Prejudice from the novel by Jane Austen adapted by Kate Hamill (August 9 - 25); Holland Taylor's Ann starring Jayne Atkinson (August 29 - September 1); and Pipeline Series: Four New Works in Process (June 26, July 10, July 31, and August 12). All performances will take place at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251).  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Currently in previews, 'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, will open on June 9 at 2 p.m. at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichman in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Westport Community Theatre is proud to announce their production of the exciting melodrama Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott. The WCT cast of many veteran actors includes Deborah Burke, Tim Cronin, Phil Lorenzo, Tom Petrone, David Pollard and Frank Speranzo. Performances take place from June 7th through June 23rd, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with a Thursday performance on June 13th at 8:00 p.m. Carole Claps directs the play, which is produced by Rachel Konstantin.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
SHN today announced a special engagement of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans, which will be coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from June 5 through 17, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The Cooper Company and Catalina Jazz Club are pleased to announce the return of Ben Vereen, one of North America's greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin' Out with BEN VEREEN. The strictly limited engagement plays two performances only on Friday, July 19 at 8:30 pm and Saturday, July 20 at 8:30 pm at Catalina Jazz Club.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018
The Acting Company announces the full cast of its one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama,at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
This past weekend Rob McClure took over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and gave BWW a behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018
On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
The Acting Company presented its one-night-only benefit reading of The Night of the Iguana, Tennessee Williams' feverishly poetic 1961 drama, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues), on Monday, June 11.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
INDECENT at Ahmanson Theatre is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews! 'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, opened on June 9 at Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichmanin a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Westport Community Theatre is currently producing the exciting melodrama Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott. The WCT cast of many veteran actors includes Deborah Burke, Tim Cronin, Phil Lorenzo, Tom Petrone, David Pollard and Frank Speranzo. Performances take place through June 23rd, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with a Thursday performance on June 13th at 8:00 p.m. Carole Claps directs the play, which is produced by Rachel Konstantin.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, opened on June 9 at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichman in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 3, 2019
Triple-threat entertainer Ben Vereen's legendary performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy with his on stage, screen and television appearances continuing to inspire and influence artists of all ages. Vereen is currently continuing to tour the world with his one-man show STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN which has received rave reviews internationally. On July 19th and 20th, he is bringing the show to the Catalina Jazz Club and shared with me how much he is looking forward to entertaining his loyal fans in the Entertainment Capital of the World once again.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
The Cooper Company and Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage are pleased to present one of North America's greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin' Out With BEN VEREEN for two nights, at Martinis Above Fourth on August 7 & 8 at 8pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Steppenwolf's Ensemble is one of the most prestigious gatherings of names in theatre including stars such as Annette Bening, Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts. One among them also includes star of stage and screen Martha Plimpton, up until recently. According to the Chicago Tribune, Plimpton has withdrawn from the Ensemble.
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 8, 2018
According to the San Diego Tribune, touring presenter Broadway/San Diego has announced that it will be severing ties with actor Ben Vereen, following allegations of sexual assault. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Vereen was accused of sexual assault by multiple women during a production of Hair he directed in Florida in 2015.
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 5, 2018
The Daily News is reporting that several actresses have accused Broadway veteran Ben Vereen of sexual assault during a production of Hair he directed in Florida in 2015. The women say that Vereen made physical advances such as unwanted kisses and hugs, as well as verbal abuse about the actresses' weight, sex appeal, and personal lives.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse's sold-out production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage will transfer to London's Gielgud Theatre for a limited 6 week run from Friday 7 June 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
The Kansas City Actors Theatre is proud to announce its lineup of plays for 2019-2020 at the City Stage in Union Station. This is the company's 15th season of productions showcasing Kansas City's own top theatre professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for August Wilson's quintessential epic drama Two Trains Running. Confronted with a rapidly changing world in the wake of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the looming demolition of Memphis Lee's diner, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society, the second half of the epic drama about President Lyndon Baines Johnson, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, following the theater's critically acclaimed 2016 run of All the Way. Kyle Donnelly returns to Arena Stage to helm this political thrill ride that shines a bright, clear light on a pivotal moment in American history (New York Times). Chronicling LBJ's second term as he seeks to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects, The Great Society runs February 2-March 11, 2018 on the Fichandler Stage.
by BroadwayWorld JR - Dec 28, 2017
A perfect show for the whole family, The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole, an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, written and directed by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry, beginning December 28 and running through December 31, 2017 will play in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC 10012).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017
Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan.
by BroadwayWorld JR - Dec 12, 2017
A perfect show for the whole family, The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole, an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, written and directed by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry, beginning December 28 and running through December 31, 2017 will play in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC 10012).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
As the Globe deepens its commitment to making theatre matter to more people, their work expands in service to the public good. The Globe today announced that its signature arts engagement program, Globe for All, will tour Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon to four community venues this spring, following its West Coast premiere at the Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
The Old Globe today announced that the West Coast premiere of Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon has been extended by popular demand and will run through May 12, 2019. The first of two shows in the 2018-2019 Season developed in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival, it wowed Festival audiences with the story of the powerful forces that kept one woman from reaching orbit. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli (the Globe's The Whipping Man and Somewhere), They Promised Her the Moon runs April 6 - May 12, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run April 6-10. 
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 10, 2019
Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven," which will run from May 22 to June 9 at the City Stage in Union Station. The production will be directed by Dennis Hennessy of The New Theater in Overland Park, and will star Deb Bluford, Greg Butell, Krista Eyler, Peggy Friesen, Jeannine Hutchings, Gary Neal Johnson, Merle Moores, Victor Raider-Wexler, and Mark Robbins (KCAT co-founder).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven," which will run from May 22 to June 9 at the City Stage in Union Station. The production will be directed by Dennis Hennessy of The New Theater in Overland Park, and will star Deb Bluford, Greg Butell, Krista Eyler, Peggy Friesen, Jeannine Hutchings, Gary Neal Johnson, Merle Moores, Victor Raider-Wexler, and Mark Robbins (KCAT co-founder). The production will also feature set design by Gary Mosby, costumes by Sarah M. Oliver, lighting design by Shane Rowse, sound design by Jon Robertson, and props from Shawnna Journagan.