Lips Together, Teeth Apart

$79-$125

It's the 4th of July on Fire Island where a brother and sister and their spouses are spending the quintessential American summer weekend in an unfamiliar setting. As their season in the sun unfolds, the two couples do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. The grill is fired up, the drinks are cold and the pool is open but no one is going in. Terrence McNally's trenchant comedy receives its first New York revival in 23 years under the direction of Peter DuBois.

A gay community in Fire Island provides an unlikely setting for two straight couples spending the Fourth of July weekend in a house inherited by Sally from her brother who died of AIDS. Through monologues unheard by the others, the characters reveal a desperate sense of individual isolation. The only people these four characters find more alien are the unseen gay men partying in the houses on either side of them. "As they divert themselves from their own mortality with food, cocktails, the New York Times crossword puzzle, fireworks, charades, and biting jabs at each other and the boys next door, the two couples find little to celebrate about themselves or their country on its birthday."

Schedule

Second Stage - Tony Kiser Theatre

(New York, NY)
305 West 43rd Street
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by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, is canceled tonight, November 19, due to an actor illness. A production representative confirmed that the show was also canceled last night, and today's matinee was canceled following the first act.
by TV - Opening Night Special - November 1, 2014
Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, officially opened last night, October 29, 2014. The production features Michael Chernus(Obie Award winner for In the Wake), Tracee Chimo (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), America Ferrera(Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') andAustin Lysy (2ST's The Water's Edge). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company after the curtain went down and you can check out interviews with the full gang below!
by Jennifer Broski - October 30, 2014
Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, officially opened last night, October 29, 2014. The production features Michael Chernus(Obie Award winner for In the Wake), Tracee Chimo (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), America Ferrera(Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') andAustin Lysy (2ST's The Water's Edge). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the special night below!
by Jennifer Broski - October 30, 2014
Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, officially opened last night, October 29, 2014. The production features Michael Chernus(Obie Award winner for In the Wake), Tracee Chimo (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), America Ferrera(Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') andAustin Lysy (2ST's The Water's Edge). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below!
by Review Roundups - October 29, 2014
Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, opens tonight, October 29, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014
Second Stage Theatre's production of Terrence McNally's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by Peter DuBois, officially opens tonight, October 29, 2014.
by TV News Desk - October 16, 2014
TV and film star America Ferrara stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about hitting the stage in the new play 'Lips Together, Teeth Apart,' where she portrays a woman spending the Fourth of July with her husband and friends.
by BWW News Desk - October 7, 2014
Second Stage Theatre's production of TERRENCE McNALLY's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, directed by PETER DuBOIS, begins preview performances tonight, October 7.
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2014
Second Stage Theatre's production of TERRENCE McNALLY's play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by PETER DuBOIS, will begin preview performances next Tuesday, October 7. Featuring MICHAEL CHERNUS (Obie Award winner for In the Wake), TRACEE CHIMO (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), AMERICA FERRERA (Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') and AUSTIN LYSY (2ST's The Water's Edge), the production will officially open on Wednesday, October 29. Tickets are currently available through 2ST.com or by calling the box office at 212-246-4422.
by TV - Press Previews - September 27, 2014
Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will soon present TERRENCE McNALLY's play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart. The company will feature MICHAEL CHERNUS (Obie Award winner for In the Wake), TRACEE CHIMO (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), AMERICA FERRERA (Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') and AUSTIN LYSY (2ST's The Water's Edge). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the special event. Check out interview with the full company below!
by Walter McBride - September 26, 2014
Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will soon present TERRENCE McNALLY's play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART. The company will feature MICHAEL CHERNUS (Obie Award winner for In the Wake), TRACEE CHIMO (Lortel Award winner for Bad Jews, 2ST Uptown's Bachelorette), AMERICA FERRERA (Emmy Award winner for 'Ugly Betty') and AUSTIN LYSY (2ST's The Water's Edge). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the special event. Check out photo coverage below!