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Noises Off - 2001 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

NOISES OFF is an ingenious play-within-a-play which follows a touring company as they rehearse and present a bedroom farce called Nothing On, filled with slamming doors, mistaken identities, infidelities and scantily clad women. As the characters make their exits from Nothing On, they find themselves in hilarious situations where anything that can go awry, does. In the end, the onstage and offstage worlds collide, creating a scandalously silly and fabulously funny nervous breakdown.

Brooks Atkinson Theatre (Broadway)


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by Brian Michaels - May 8, 2022
For those not familiar with the story, Noises Off is a 1982 play by Michael Frayn. This is a three-act show and each Act hilariously shows us how a play comes together or at least try to get through ONE ACT. Act one shows the final dress rehearsal before the play opens. Act 2 shows a matinee performance about a month later, but in a twist, we see the performance from back stage. Act 3 is a performance near the end of the run. Mix in a few love triangles, fights and wonderful physical and you get a recipe for fun.
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2022
Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. This year's honorees have just been announced and we've got the full list.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre will begin previews on Thursday, May 12 for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM, written by James Ijames and directed by Public Theater Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022
Troupe today announces the world première of a new adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man by Simon Reade. Directed by Philip Wilson, the production opens in Park200 at Park Theatre on 21 October, with previews from 19 October, and runs until 26 November.
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
The Theatre World Awards will present a special 'Outstanding Ensemble' Award to 21 cast members making their Broadway debut in the Broadway Revival of The Music Man starring Theatre World Award alumni Hugh Jackman, Marie Mullen, Jefferson Mays, Jayne Houdyshell, and Phillip Boykin at The Winter Garden Theatre.
by Marina Kennedy - May 3, 2022
Broadwayworld had the opportunity to interview David O’Neill about his career and his role as MC Dog in 'GO DOG GO!' at The Growing Stage.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022
Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for its production of the empowering story of love and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller. Due to demand, Steel Magnolias has been extended and now runs June 10 – August 7, 2022, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2022
The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Rob McClure!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
The Kennedy Center engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will play the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, June 21–July 10, 2022. Find out how to get tickets, who is in the cast and more.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
Sophie Ward and Joe McFadden join Susie Blake in the cast of the brand new production of Rachel Wagstaff's acclaimed adaptation of Agatha Christie's THE MIRROR CRACK'D. The production, directed by Philip Franks, will begin its UK Tour at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne on 8 September 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the 2022-2023 TRUST Cabaret Series.  Now in its 10th season, the Series continues to offer patrons a rare opportunity to see Broadway’s stars and today’s world-class leading vocalist on stage in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
by Jay Irwin - May 23, 2022
Larry Shue’s raucous comedy “The Nerd” was a staple of midrange to small theaters all over back in the 80’s and 90’s. It was zany, smart, and didn’t require too many outlandish elements. So, I was fairly excited to catch this new local production currently being offered at Taproot Theatre, especially with the people in the cast. However, I’m not sure if the show is just not that funny anymore or if this production missed the mark but, while still having some definite gut buster moments, much of it fell flat.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022
It was announced today by The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation, that Michael Oberholtzer (Take Me Out) will receive the 13th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein will receive the 9th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank DiLella will be hosting the 88th Annual Drama League Awards alongside theatrical legends and Tony Award winners, Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Sutton Foster, Shoshana Bean, Gabby Beans and Lear deBessonet.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
The Delray Beach Playhouse has a varied, eclectic, and thoroughly entertaining lineup planned for their 2022-2023 season. From musicals to musical comedy, to a myriad of musical memories… not to mention a suspenseful psychological thriller, a classic Neil Simon play, and a British backstage farce.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 11, 2022
Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Professional Theater Season, the 89th season which includes Tony Award® Winners, comedies, dramas, return of the blockbuster Elf the Musical, and the twelfth collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University Musical Theatre program.  
by Roy Berko - May 1, 2022
Read our critic's review of THE 39 STEPS - the new production of the farce at the Great Lakes Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award Nominated Broadway star Rob McClure will take on the lead role of Seymour in the off-Broadway production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS beginning next month!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2022
Mrs. Doubtfire might have already taken its final bow, but the legacy of the show lives on this awards season in the Tony-nominated performance from its leading man- Rob McClure.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre today announces its first ever Community Festival as part of OT50, commemorating 50 years of the Orange Tree Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022/2023 season, Mary Poppins.
by Fiona Scott - Jun 5, 2022
Forty years on from its debut at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London in 1982, Michael Fryan’s farce-within-a-farce, Noises Off, returns to Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of their 2022 summer season. The comedy was last performed in Pitlochry in 2010 and this marks the first professional version of the show in the UK post-lockdown.
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022
Katie Finneran, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andréa Burns and more have joined the cast of Hulu's upcoming musical series, Up Here. John Hodgman, Sophia Hammons, Emilia Suárez, George Hampe, Julia McDermott, Scott Porter, and Ayumi Patterson will also join the previously announced Carlos Valdes (Miguel) and Mae Whitman (Lindsay). 
by Theresa Bertram - Jun 26, 2022
What did our critic think of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Royal Theatre? She thought the performers could be actual Disney charaters.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for a new production of The Tempest running this summer from 22 July - 22 October, directed by Sean Holmes. Shakespeare's tumultuous tale of reckoning and redemption will be brought to life by the Globe Ensemble, who have been thrilling audiences in the critically acclaimed season opening production of Much Ado About Nothing which runs until 23 October.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022
Mistaken identities and foolhardy love affairs abound in The Vinegar Tree, Paul Osborn's rarely produced 1930 comedy of manners, directed by Abigail Adams and onstage at People's Light June 29 through July 24.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
Comedy duo Miles Jupp and Justin Edwards are set to reunite and embark on a UK tour of the classic Ealing Comedy, The Lavender Hill Mob, based on the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, adapted for the stage by Phil Porter.
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022
Patti LuPone has won the 2022 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for COMPANY.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022
On The Spot, the now 7-year running improvised musical comedy show, is making Monday night the best night of the week at the Broadway Comedy Club, and this month is partnering with Andrea Arvanigian (Mainstage Performer for Disney Cruise Line, Commercials for AT&T, Apple, Fuji Film, and Chanel) to create a night of spontaneous theatre like no other. 
by Adam Cohen - Jul 8, 2022
Mark St. Germain is a prolific playwright whose works have been performed in New York City, the Berkshires and beyond. He has written the plays CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award), OUT OF GAS ON LOVER'S LEAP and FORGIVING TYPHOID MARY (Time Magazine's 'Year's Ten Best') , EARS ON A BEATLE and THE GOD COMMITTEE, all published by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service. With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI, JOHNNY PYE AND THE FOOLKILLER, winner of an AT&T 'New Plays For The Nineties Award' and JACK'S HOLIDAY at Playwrights Horizons. Mark's musical, STAND BY YOUR MAN, The Tammy Wynette Story was created for Nashville's Ryman Theater.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022
Join in for an intimate evening with Megan Hilty as she joins Art Farm at Serenbe's Broadway in the Woods series on Aug 27th at 7:30. The beloved star of stage and screen brings her powerful voice and sparkling personality to a cabaret show that will feature her Broadway setlist.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022
The historic Royal Theatre presents their production of Michael Frayn's hilarious off-the-wall comedy Noises Off, sponsored by Campbell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, running from August 11-21, 2022. Many of you will remember the 1992 film adaptation of Frayn's play which featured Carol Burnett, John Ritter, Michael Caine and Christopher Reeves.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2022
Ben Brown's award-winning play Larkin with Women, a provocative, funny and moving exposé of the last thirty years of Philip Larkin's life, spent as Librarian at Hull University will run at the Old Red Lion from Wednesday 31st August to Saturday 17th September 2022.
by BWW Special Offer - Jul 21, 2022
Special Offer: Megan Hilty Aug 27th featured in “Broadway in the Woods”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
Members of Paper Mill Playhouse's competitive Conservatory are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff in a fully produced, original concert titled A Whole New World: A Tribute to Alan Menken. The concert features over 90 talented young performers, on July 29 at 7:30 PM and July 30 at 1:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced its 52nd season, featuring six plays and musicals to be presented November 2022 through August 2023. Three of the season's productions will be mounted at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and three will be staged at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Subscriptions are now available; single tickets will be available in the coming months at TheatreWorks.org.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2022
Orlando Shakes in Partnership with UCF invites the Central Florida community to an Open House to kick off its 34th Season on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The family-friendly event is free to the public with ongoing activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park.
by BWW Staff - Aug 4, 2022
Orlando is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for August include Noises Off, Rock of Ages, Rent and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022
One of Agatha Christie's most intriguing and acclaimed who dunnits comes to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this fall in a brand new stage adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express from Tony Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig. The show will open on September 9th and run through the fall.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022
The Wooster Group will present their newest production, Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me, an original work for theater that explores a distinctive genre of Black American storytelling called Toasts, September 16-October 8, 2022, at the Group’s home, The Performing Garage, in New York City. 
by Michael Rabice - Apr 9, 2022
A modern day farce is unfolding, and I'm not speaking of the 2022  political  scene or a worldwide pandemic. but rather onstage in  Sarah Ruhl's comic play STAGE KISS. Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre is presenting this Off-Broadway play that has become quite popular among regional theatres. The Brits seem to have mastered this genre of comedic story telling style better than anyone, succeeding greatly in hits like NOISES OFF, and more recently THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Coincidentally, all of these successful plays deal with troupes of amateur theatre actor's shenanigans as they work through the 'creative process.'  Audiences are merely asked to suspend disbelief and go along for a rollicking ride of silliness.
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2022
Read reviews of Selina Fillinger's new Broadway comedy POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive, directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022
Get ready for a riotous night out this summer as Pitlochry Festival Theatre celebrates the 40th anniversary of Michael Frayn's irresistible farce within a farce from 27 May-1 October.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022
Some of Melbourne's best-loved local choirs will join the upcoming season of Melbourne Theatre Company's long-awaited production of The Heartbreak Choir opening on 29 April.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022
Skylight Music Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 season which is set to include a world premiere Broadway-bound new musical from Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn, the regional premiere of a revue celebrating Disney's Broadway hits, and the Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber Evita.
by Gil Kaan - Apr 25, 2022
The final event of The Soraya’s 10th Anniversary Celebration - Broadway Celebrates The Soraya - features Broadway stars Eden Espinosa, Joshua Henry and Megan Hilty, backed by Richard Kaufman and the CSUN Symphony April 30, 2022.  Megan was most gracious in finding time to answer a few of my queries.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022
Kansas City Repertory Theatre completes its 2021-22 season with The Old Man and the Old Moon, book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co., directed by Artistic Director Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. Performances run May 3 through 22, 2022, at Spencer Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022
With Cyrano de Bergerac opening tonight at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, The Jamie Lloyd Company today announce full cast for its production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, in a version by Anya Reiss directed by Jamie Lloyd.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its spring production of Into the Woods.
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022
LuPone recalls her first introduction to the musical Gypsy (playing Louise) in highschool, speaking candidly about not understanding the play at the time, and shares how she was initially banned from participating in any of Arthur Laurents work before going on to win a Tony Award for playing Rose. She reflects on going to the 'dark side' a lot when COVID shut the industry down, noting it wasn't that she couldn't perform but rather that she had nothing to fill that void with, and shares how close-knit and supportive the cast and crew of Company is as a result of the collective trauma and uncertainty they faced together once they resumed rehearsals. LuPone also speaks about the importance of doing her work completely in the rehearsal room, allowing her and the audience to both play and relax once she is onstage, and shares why she looks at the audience every single night.

Noises Off Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Noises Off have their been?
Noises Off has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2019.

What Tony Awards has Noises Off been nominated for?
Best Revival of a Play for Ambassador Theatre Group and Act Productions, Best Revival of a Play for Act Productions, Best Revival of a Play for Dede Harris, Best Revival of a Play for Morton Swinsky, Best Revival of a Play for USA Ostar TheatricalsBest Revival of a Play for Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Best Revival of a Play for The Royal National Theatre.

What other awards has Noises Off been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeremy SamsOutstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Off.

What other awards has Noises Off won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeremy Sams Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Off.

What productions of Noises Off have their been?
Noises Off has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2019.

What awards has Noises Off been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeremy SamsOutstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Off.

What awards has Noises Off won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jeremy Sams Outstanding Revival of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Off.

What productions of Noises Off have there been?
Noises Off has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2016 and West End which opened in 2019.