Imaginary Friends - Broadway

Imaginary Friends is a play by Nora Ephron. It includes songs with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Craig Carnelia.



The play focuses on writers Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy, who reunite in hell and reflect on their decades-long antagonistic relationship. Dating back to their first meeting at a conference at Sarah Lawrence College in 1948, it came to a head in 1980 when McCarthy, in a television interview with Dick Cavett, asserted "every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'". Hellman subsequently sued McCarthy for slander. As the play progresses, the two women recall, among other things, Hellman's 1952 testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, McCarthy's childhood abuse by an uncle, and their romantic involvements, McCarthy with Philip Rahv and Hellman with Dashiell Hammett. Throughout it all, McCarthy accuses Hellman of repeatedly presenting fiction as fact, while Hellman insists McCarthy always portrays fact as fiction.



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Ethel Barrymore Theatre

(New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
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by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
In just a few months, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will team up with the DC Super Hero Girls to inspire more girls to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program , the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world. The program gives girls real-world experiences managing money, setting goals, meeting deadlines, learning the basics of marketing to customers, and having fun as they learn and earn. This year, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment will collaborate with GSUSA to foster the female leaders of tomorrow through the 2019 Cookie Pro contest. Using the power of the DC Super Hero Girls, the contest will inspire Girl Scouts to be smart and courageous as everyday Super Heroes. It will also highlight and reward exceptional cookie bosses who take the lead, set high goals for themselves, bring positive change to their communities, and learn valuable entrepreneurial skills.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018
Join The New Collectives for a night of revelry and magic! Help them fund their next production Zodiac Math by Elizabeth May and our upcoming 2019 Season with a Mystic Fundraiser on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6-10pm at MITU580 on 580 Sackett Street, Unit A, Brooklyn, NY, 11217 (Subway: R train to Union St). Expect featured music from Wild Yawp, a performance by Sapphire Jones, and a raffle full of fabulous prizes, music, performances, drinks, potions, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018
Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2018
The Lifespan of a Fact begins performances tonight, September 20, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Cherry Jones has joined the upcoming Tammy Faye Bakker biopic. The film also stars Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Marking the 150th anniversary of a?oethe biggest hoax in history,a?? IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., in association with Visceral Entertainment, presents The Giant Hoax a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York's famous Cardiff Giant, with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant. Christopher Michaels directs a cast of 13, including Paul Aguirre*, Mary Albert, Henry Fin Berry, Greg Carter*, Sarah Chiu, Yvette Monique Clark*, Jianzi Colón-Soto, Daniel Moser*, Robyne Parrish*, Kevin Riddagh, Staci Stout, Ben Tostado*, and Forest VanDyke*. Sixteen performances will be staged on a varying scheduling at Theatre Row's Theatre One (formerly The Lion Theatre) 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from November 19-December 7, 2019. The Giant Hoax is recommended for ages six and up.
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Today, October 4, electronic musician deadmau5 celebrates the release of here's the drop!, an album of remixes of material from his 2018 orchestral album where's the drop?  For it, plenty of revered tastemakers have been tapped for their talents to make this remix album a cerebral journey through sound. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
Lincoln Center Theater has announced full casting for its upcoming production of THE HARD PROBLEM, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The soprano Constance Barron will take part in the world premiere a new work by composer Laura Clayton, Queen of Heaven, Songs To Goddess Inanna with pianist Dr. Donna Coleman at this week's 2019 OutBach Festival of (Mostly) Women's Music at the San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe, NM on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
MWM Universe, the IP engine of diversified entertainment media company MWM, and Frolic Media, the integrated media brand for Romance fans founded by Lisa Berger and Sarah Penna, have joined forces to form Frolic Podcast Network. The network launches today with 13 of the most popular romance-centric podcasts covering the range of topics and genres for Romance fans and everyone who loves a Happily Ever After. Frolic's podcast network is the first project that falls under a new overall deal with MWM Universe to develop and produce diversified, story-driven media experiences that cater to Romance fans.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2018
Zodiac Math, written and performed by Elizabeth May is equal parts 90's pop music video, slumber party seance, and honest confession. Zodiac Math is an evening of intimate storytelling, scored by anachronistic alt-pop. Driven by family folklore of a childhood death curse, Elizabeth May explores questions of sexual identity and twin magic. She's endlessly searching for the missing half of a broken heart necklace, and laying herself bare in a dark comedic ritual that transforms the audience into her imaginary friends. Zodiac Math was developed as part of The New Collectives' Daily Development Workshop at IRT Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers and Broadway & TV favorite Joyce Reehling headline Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). Struthers is best known for her roles on All in the Family and  Gilmore Girls. Reehling is a beloved veteran of stage and television (Fifth of July, Law & Order). Love, Loss, and What I Wore opens Today, October 18 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, October 21 at the Hannah Center Theatre (on the campus of The O'Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387).  Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Deadline reports that Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are in talks to join a new fantasy comedy, 'Imaginary Friends' at Paramount.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2018
Nearly 60% of Netflix members on a global basis enjoy kids and family content every month, so the company today unveiled a robust slate of animated event programming - both feature films and original series - to give kids and families around the world more of what they love.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
After a run of hit shows in Palm Springs and Los Angeles, and an exclusive engagement onboard Norwegian Cruise Line's mega ship The Escape, Perry Laylon Ojeda (On The Town, Imaginary Friends) returns to New York for a one night solo act, a?oePERRY OJEDA - Just in Time: The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green.a?? The Dec. 17th show is at Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 W. 54th Street in Manhattan. Showtime is 9:30PM and doors open at 8:45PM for dinner/cocktails.
by Joe Lombardi - Nov 30, 2019
In the musical Barnum, a song lyric compels you to 'join the circus like you wanted to, when you were a kid.'  In the family friendly new musical The Giant Hoax, a young farm girl named Emily will do just that.  She's heard about the Cardiff Giant and wants to see the amazing wonder for herself.  Emily runs away from home and will learn some valuable lessons, meet an assortment of colorful characters and sing about 'Wonderful Things.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018
Zodiac Math, written and performed by Elizabeth May is equal parts 90's pop music video, slumber party seance, and honest confession. Zodiac Math is an evening of intimate storytelling, scored by anachronistic alt-pop. Driven by family folklore of a childhood death curse, Elizabeth May explores questions of sexual identity and twin magic. She's endlessly searching for the missing half of a broken heart necklace, and laying herself bare in a dark comedic ritual that transforms the audience into her imaginary friends. Zodiac Math was developed as part of The New Collectives' Daily Development Workshop at IRT Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Marking the 150th anniversary of 'the biggest hoax in history,' IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., in association with Visceral Entertainment, presents The Giant Hoax a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York's famous Cardiff Giant, with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant, choreography by Molly Model, music direction by Jonathon Lynch and orchestrations by Mark Brymer. Christopher Michaels directs a cast of 13, including Paul Aguirre*, Mary Albert, Henry Fin Berry, Greg Carter*, Sarah Chiu, Yvette Monique Clark*, Jianzi Colón-Soto, Daniel Moser*, Robyne Parrish*, Kevin Riddagh, Staci Stout, Ben Tostado*, and Forest VanDyke*. Sixteen performances will be staged on a varying scheduling at Theatre Row's Theatre One (formerly The Lion Theatre) 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from November 19-December 7, 2019. The Giant Hoax is recommended for ages six and up.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
With performances beginning tonight on Theatre Row, IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., and Visceral Entertainment are pleased to announce that $18.69 rush tickets are available for each performance of The Giant Hoax, a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York's famous Cardiff Giant. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Cardiff Giant's discovery, rush tickets are available at the door one hour prior to each performance with a maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability.
by Joe Lombardi - Nov 10, 2019
Truman Capote interviewed Marlon Brando in 1957.  The legendary actor was in Japan filming Sayonara.  Hilariously, we overhear one of the movie's sales pitches.  They are using 'real Japanese actors.'  This conversation is one level of the multi-media piece BrandoCapote.  On the flip side, this dance play is a commentary on men and toxic masculinity.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Zodiac Math, written and performed by Elizabeth May is equal parts 90's pop music video, slumber party seance, and honest confession. Zodiac Math is an evening of intimate storytelling, scored by anachronistic alt-pop. Driven by family folklore of a childhood death curse, Elizabeth May explores questions of sexual identity and twin magic. She's endlessly searching for the missing half of a broken heart necklace, and laying herself bare in a dark comedic ritual that transforms the audience into her imaginary friends. Zodiac Math was developed as part of The New Collectives' Daily Development Workshop at IRT Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei today announced South Coast Repertory's 13-play, 2019-20 season, which builds on the theatre's 56-year foundation of stellar artistry. The offerings range from a two-person show to a large-cast musical and represent a kaleidoscope of classics and popular hits, along with four world premieres and three shows for young audiences and families. The season includes the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter by Kate Hamill, the musical She Loves Me (directed by Ivers), American Mariachi by Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard and the beloved children's story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Subscription packages are currently on sale; single tickets will go on sale on June 10. More information is available at www.scr.org.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 2, 2020
Featuring the professional talents of Scott Daniel, Dan Franke, Georgia Mallory Guy, Colleen Cherry, Kara Sotakoun, Ryan Bernier, Kristin Carbone, Michael St. John and Young Artists Ensemble members Caroline Howard, Jamesyn Horton, Emily Stephens, Kate Shamblin, Jake Perez, Nikala Hale, Blase Roque, Collage also showcases over 20 students of HB Plant High School Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of SAFE SPACE (June 25 - July 21) is now in rehearsal.The new play is by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The play will star Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song, Hustlers, Bay Street's Viva la Vida!), Sasha Diamond (Blindspot, The Romanoffs, Murphy Brown) and Rodney Richardson (The Day Shall Come, CBS's FBI, Somebody's Daughter). Tickets are now on sale by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.  The Box Office is open daily from 11 am - show time.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2020
Summer is here, and that means an abundance of heat, sunshine, and creativity just waiting to be brought to life. While the global health crisis may still be keeping the doors to most theaters shut, theater companies around the country have risen to the challenge and created new doors to walk through- virtual ones!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Today we celebrate the life, work, and spirit of writer and director, Nora Ephron, who passed away on this day, June 26, 2012. She was 71.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2019
Today we celebrate the life, work, and spirit of writer and director, Nora Ephron, who passed away on this day, June 26, 2012. She was 71.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE begins tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 21. This is a new play by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
In this workshop, Kevin McDonald will teach the Kids in the Hall method of writing sketch comedy through improv. July 27th & 28th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Kevin McDonald from Kids in the Hall just agreed to perform at Unexpected Productions with Artistic Director, Randy Dixon in After...Words, an original improv show created by Dixon. This special performance is ONLY on July 26th and 27th at 8:30. Tickets $12 - $15.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
New Yiddish Rep will present 'The Whore from Ohio' by Hanoch Levin, Israel's foremost playwright, at Theater for the New City February 19 to 23, performed in Yiddish with projected surtitles. This black comedy, which deals memorably with ultimate questions of fantasy, lust and mortality, is one Levin's most famous plays. It is translated into Yiddish from the original Hebrew by Eli Rosen. Gara Sandler directs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
After receiving a staggering number of submissions from across the globe the Atlanta Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce the lineup for their 8th annual festival, taking place June 1 a?" 7, 2020. This year's festival will feature 25 performing arts groups a?" dancers, comedians, storytellers, clowns, and more a?" putting up live shows across five venues in and around Little Five Points throughout one jam-packed week.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Newly appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to Philly in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You.
by Peter Nason - Feb 13, 2019
A mime verbally announces his love. Two girls fall head over heels with the same boy during auditions for Romeo and Juliet. A senior has a last homework assignment...and it's a doozy. Dancers try to uncover a mystery of what has happened to their dance shoes and fluffy slime. A young man is incarcerated in a Burundi prison.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The Belmont Theater District (BTD), Chicago's largest theater district located in the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods, celebrates the holidays this November and December. The Belmont Theater District acts as an advocate to create, promote and strengthen the diverse artistic offerings of the Lakeview West and Lakeview East neighborhoods to its residents and visitors.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
From January 17 to 26, 2020, New Yiddish Rep will present a Yiddish language version of 'The Labor of Life' by Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin, translated by Eli Rosen, directed by Gera Sandler, at New Yiddish Rep's Cyrus and Rose Feldman Studio Theater, 315 W. 39 Street, 9th floor. This comedy, originally written in Hebrew, will be performed in Yiddish with projected English surtitles. It is a funny and very sad play of the missed opportunities, compromises and disillusionments demanded by the 'labor of life.' Originally presented at Israel's HaBima in June, 1989, it stands out among contemporary writings for its sardonic resonance to Israelis and Jews worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
A casting dispute has led director Gregory Mosher to depart a recently announced Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, staring Annette Bening and Tracy Letts. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Having supported the likes of M83 and Lily Allen, showcases at SXSW, and collaborations with Holy Holy and Charli XCX, the sought after producer and songwriter Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper) returns to North America with friends and collaborators Mallrat and Allday. Full dates below.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U has announced its special guests for 3D+U's free FANTASTICAL FRIDAYS for Friday, May 1.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Osmunda Music announced the release of Munda, a collection of 11 songs created by Osmunda Music, a.k.a. Rebecca Trujillo Vest-an artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer whose layered compositions achieve a lyrical, harmonic balance infused with a moving message of global positive change.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 21, 2020
Recent MAC Award Winner Michael Kirk Lane is one of the cabaret community's greatest assets, and most gifted performers, teachers, and leaders. One the celebration of his birth, Stephen Mosher takes a look at the life that has led to this moment in time.
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Apple is excited to share a clip from the live-action preschool series a?oeHelpsters,a?? returning to Apple TV+ on Friday, April 3 with seven all-new episodes. The clip showcases a new, original song and dance routine performed by Grammy Award-winning artist Ne-Yo alongside the Helpsters.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Stage West is pleased to announce the 10th annual Festival of the Kid performances, Monday through Wednesday May 6-May 8 in the Studio at Stage West.  This unique festival was originally conceived by Rob Bosquez, Jr. and Dana Schultes in 2009, and its first performance was presented in December of that year.  Their idea was simple: produce plays written by kids and use their peers as the performers.  Since that time, the Neighborhood Play Contest has drawn hundreds of entries, and has expanded to three days, with two performances each night.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U has announced its WEDNESDAY LINE-UP. The spotlight is on YOU and we can get through this together. Being socially distant may be the biggest role you will ever have to play. Let's come together while being apart with workshops, workouts, classes and talkbacks.