Present Laughter Revival

Opened: July 15, 1982
Closing: January 02, 1983

Present Laughter - 1982 - Broadway History , Info & More

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1633 Broadway at 50th St. New York, NY

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New Musical ONWARD & UPWARD Will Receive Developmental Lab Readings This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2023

Amas Musical Theatre and the Amas Musical Theatre Lab, will present developmental lab readings of Onward & Upward, a new musical based on the play “Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)”, with music by Charlie Romano, lyrics by Will Wegner, book by Will Wegner and Charlie Romano at Ripley-Grier Studios.

Southbank Centre Reveals 2023 Winter Show Line-up
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2023

This Winter, the Southbank Centre presents a packed programme of exciting new shows for everyone to enjoy featuring a mix of family events, cabaret, dance, music and comedy. Learn more about the full lineup here!

Overture Announces Line-up For 2023/24 KIDS IN THE ROTUNDA Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 21, 2023

Kids in the Rotunda, Madison's favorite, family-friendly, FREE Saturday arts performance series, kicks off its 2023/24 season on Overture Center's Rotunda stage, starting with a returning favorite, David Landau, on Saturday, Oct. 7. This year's series includes 30 fun-filled Saturdays along with two special holiday events: Ken Lonnquist on Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Cash Box Kings on Friday, Nov. 24.

Boston-Area Playwrights Unite to Create Theatre in The Huntington's 2023 Summer Workshop Line-Up
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2023

Artistic Director Loretta Greco and The Huntington’s staff have announced the return of the Huntington Playwrighting Fellows Summer Workshop 2023 (July 15 – July 16, 2023).

Review: THE SHOW THAT GOES WRONG at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jun 6, 2023

What did our critic think of THE SHOW THAT GOES WRONG at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre? In 1923 there was THE TORCHBEARERS.  In 1982 the stage was filled with hysterical disasters during NOISES OFF.  Now there is THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, the zany Laurence Olivier Award winner.

Sara Porkalob's DRAGON LADY & More Set for Marin Theatre Company 2023/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2023

Marin Theatre Company has announced the four productions that will make up the company’s 2023/24 season. Learn how to purchase tickets!

FUNNY GIRL, TICK, TICK… BOOM, BYE BYE BIRDIE & More Set for The Kennedy Center's 2023-24 Theater Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2023

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2023–2024 Theater season, featuring thrilling Broadway hits and the fifth season of its critically-acclaimed, star-studded Broadway Center Stage series.

First Ever WHIDBY REPERTORY FESTIVAL Opens March 16 For Two Weekends
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2023

Island Shakespeare Festival (ISF) and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) present the first ever Whidbey Repertory Festival (WRP) which will take place over the course of two weekends in March (March 16-26) and will feature three solo shows by theatre artists from around the world. Below you will find the schedule of rotation for each of the shows, which is different each weekend.

Ephraim Sykes, Kate Burton & More Join Adrienne Warren Led ROOM on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2023

The complete cast has been announced for the US premiere of Room on Broadway. As previously announced, the production will star Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren as Ma. See how to purchase tickets!

The Many Faces of Nathan Lane: A Look Back on His Career Onstage
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2023

Nathan Lane returns to Broadway this season in the new play Pictures From Home! Last seen on Broadway in 2019 in Gary: the Sequel to Titus Andronicus, Lane has had an extremely diverse career, spanning over 30 years. Take a walk down memory lane with highlights from The Producers, Guys & Dolls, The Addams Family, Angels in America, and more!

Cast Announced for World Premiere of ELYRIA at Atlantic Theater Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2023

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of Elyria, written by Deepa Purohit (Off-Broadway playwriting debut), and directed by Awoye Timpo (The Homecoming Queen).

A Guide to Broadway Guest Stars on BLUE BLOODS
by Michael Major - Feb 20, 2023

While the series' recurring cast includes Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and more, guest stars have included Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Joanna Gleason, Adrienne Warren, Jinkx Monsoon, Norm Lewis, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check out a list of Broadway guest stars on Blue Bloods now!

Carolines On Broadway Comedy Club To Close Times Square Location
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2022

Iconic New York City comedy venue, Carolines On Broadway, will close its doors come 2023.

Danny LoPriore, Mark Viera, Jeff Ross, Zarna Garg, Dave Attell And More Come to To Carolines On Broadway In December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2022

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of December.

Man Pleads Guilty in Hit-and-Run Death of Stage and Screen Actress Lisa Banes
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

The man charged with hitting stage and screen actress Lisa Banes with an electric scooter last year pled guilty to manslaughter on Wednesday.  Brian Boyd will be sentenced on November 30, and is expected to be sentenced to one to three years in prison.

Jiaoying Summers to Present STOP ASIAN HATE Fundraiser in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 24, 2022

Standup comedy siren Jiaoying Summers is standing up for Anti-Hate in her late September summer stops in New York City. Stop Asian Hate feat. Jiaoying Summers and Special Guests will be presented at Carolines on Broadway from 7PM  on September 28, 2022.

Overture Kicks Off Free 2022/23 'Kids In The Rotunda' Series In October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

Kids in the Rotunda, Madison's favorite family-friendly Saturday arts performance series, kicks off its 2022/23 season on Overture Center's Rotunda stage next month, starting with a returning favorite, Black Star Drum Line, on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Luenell, Jeff Garlin, Zach Zimmerman, And More To Bring The Laughs To Carolines On Broadway In September
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

​​​​​​​Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of September.

Michael Blackson, Sam Jay, Gary Owen, Liza Treyger And More To Bring The Laughs To Carolines On Broadway In August
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2022

​​​​​​​Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of August, with headliners Michael Blackson, 'The African King of Comedy,' from Amazon Prime's Coming 2 America, August 4 - 6; Sam Jay, star of HBO's Pause with Sam Jay, August 12 - 14; Gary Owen, from his Showtime stand-up special 'Black Famous,' August 18 - 20; and Liza Treyger, as seen in the film, The King of Staten Island, August 26 - 28.

Sugar Sammy, Damon Wayans, Melanie Comarcho And More To Bring The Laughs To Carolines On Broadway In July
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2022

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of July, with headliners Affion Crockett, from MTV's Wild 'N Out, July 1 and 2; Sugar Sammy, from his HBO Canada stand-up special, 'In Concert: Direct from Montreal,' July 7 - 9; Damon Wayans, from FOX's In Living Color, July 14 - 16; and Melanie Comarcho, from the Amazon original docuseries Phat Tuesday, July 28 - 30.

Ed Bassmaster, Jay Pharoah, Shuler King, And More To Bring The Laughs To Carolines On Broadway In June
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2022

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, announces its talented line-up for the month of June, with headliners Ed Bassmaster, June 3 and 4; Jay Pharoah, from the Netflix film Resort to Love, June 9 - 12; Shuler King, from the film Halloween Kickback, Fathers Day Weekend, June 16 - 18; Nick Mullen, from the podcast Cum Town, June 23 - 25; and Affion Crockett, from MTV's Wild 'N Out, on June 30.

BWW Interview: ARNE BEEKER of FANNY AND ALEXANDER at Landestheater Linz
by Martin Ganeider - Mar 20, 2022

It's getting busier at our theatres, rehearsals, opening nights, the lights coming back on, and our beloved theatres back. Arne Beeker, Linz's very own Dramatic Adviser, texted me after a rehearsal of FANNY AND ALEXANDER, the latest work of Gisele Kverndokk (music) and Øysten Wiik (book and lyrics), based on Ingmar Bergman's 1982 movie, about how special this show is going to be.

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater Announce March 2022 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 23, 2022

At Birdland Jazz Club, catch The Cookers, Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Grace Fox Big Band, Maqueque, Sean Harkness Quartet, Monty Alexander, and Emmet’s Place Live.

Soho Theatre Announces Upcoming November Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2021

Soho Theatre has announced their upcoming November programming featuring MUM, SESSIONS, MAKROOH and more. 

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Announces 2021-2022 Season of Special Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director BT McNicholl will welcome you home to a very special return season of truly exhilarating events at the newly renovated theatre! Won’t it be amazing to once again laugh together at the unmistakable comedy of the one-and-only JAY LENO and the always hilarious MARGARET CHO?


Present Laughter has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1958, Broadway which opened in 1982, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.
Present Laughter has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for George C. Scott, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards), and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Marjorie Bradley Kellogg.



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