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Despite her pessimistic outlook on life, Rita Boyle, a liberal, free-spirited aspiring graphic designer who earns a living as a bartender, falls in love with and marries Peter Hoskins. At their wedding, the couple is approached by an elderly man who requests permission to kiss the bride. When he does, their spirits switch places, leaving Peter with an aged man's soul inside his newly wed bride.



Neither Peter nor the wedding guests grasp what has happened. Peter leaves the wedding with a woman he believes is Rita. During their honeymoon, he comes to realize that Rita's body is no longer inhabited by Rita's true personality. He must find the old man and keep his love for Rita alive despite the fact that she is now in a very different body. (Photo by Peter Gould)

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
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by - Sep 26, 2021
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by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2020
The Broadway Podcast Network will present an all-star Halloween party to benefit the Broadway Cares Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Fund on October 28th at 9p.m. EST. Tune into the Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors Broadway Halloween Party.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021
Casting has been announced today for the San Francisco production of the Tony-winning production of A Christmas Carol with Broadway veteran Nancy Opel (Ghost of Christmas Past) and award-winning actor, writer, and producer Amber Iman (Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig) joining the previously announced Francois Battiste (Ebenezer Scrooge).
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 18, 2020
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2020
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced that Kate Burton will join the cast of the first public presentation of a new dramatization of Ben Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall, adapted and directed by Nathan Winkelstein, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director. 
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021
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by Katie Laban - Mar 26, 2020
Due to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's' temporary ban on all large group events in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, theatres across the state are postponing and/or canceling performances. BroadwayWorld Detroit is doing its best to combine a list of those performances in one place for theatergoers. If a theatre or any information is missing, please email Katie.Laban@gmail.com for it to be added. *This is a developing story, with more information being added as it becomes available.
by Keith Waits - Mar 17, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 10, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2021
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by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central New York Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 3, 2020
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by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2020
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by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Lincoln Center Theater is presenting Epiphany, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Epiphany will begin previews Thursday, May 19 and open on Thursday, June 16 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Prelude to a Kiss Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Prelude to a Kiss have their been?
Prelude to a Kiss has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 2007 and Broadway which opened in 2007.

What Tony Awards has Prelude to a Kiss been nominated for?
Best Play , .

What other awards has Prelude to a Kiss been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Craig Lucas, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Norman ReneOutstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas and Best Off Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What other awards has Prelude to a Kiss won?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Craig Lucas Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Norman Rene Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas Best Off Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of Prelude to a Kiss have their been?
Prelude to a Kiss has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 2007 and Broadway which opened in 2007.

What awards has Prelude to a Kiss been nominated for?
Best Play (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Craig Lucas, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Norman ReneOutstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas and Best Off Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has Prelude to a Kiss won?
The Pulitzer Prize for Drama (The Pulitzer Prize) for Craig Lucas Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Norman Rene Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Craig Lucas Best Off Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of Prelude to a Kiss have there been?
Prelude to a Kiss has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 1990, Broadway which opened in 2007 and Broadway which opened in 2007.