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Proposals - 1997 - Broadway

Proposals is a comedy-drama by Neil Simon, his 30th play. After running in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in 1997, the play opened on Broadway in 1997.

A nostalgic memory play, Proposals recalls one idyllic afternoon in the summer of 1953, the last time the Hines family gathers at its retreat in the Poconos.


Broadhurst Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
PNC Foundation has awarded $100,000 in grants through PNC Arts Alive, to seven arts organizations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Award-winning, Los Angeles-based, theatre company THE VAGRANCY will launch its MICHIGAN CHAPTER by accepting submissions for its inaugural Michigan Writers' Group on Monday, September 15th 2020. This year's theme is History Repeats Itself.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven, Associate Artistic Director Talya Kingston, and the WAM Theatre team today announced the three beneficiaries for the area premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer. Tickets to this dynamic, digital production are now on sale.
by Kathy Strain - Sep 9, 2020
The year 2020 has proven to be full of unprecedented moments including the closing of live theater all over the world. It hasna??t been easy for the performing arts industry to find a way to bring entertainment to the public that is craving it. However, the Texas Performing Arts (TPA) and Fusebox Festival are finding ways to bring entertainment to the Austin community.BWW Austin had a chance to ask Bob Bursey some questions about the upcoming collaboration.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
The New York City Council held an online hearing this week concerning proposed legislation aiming to create further opportunities for performances and similar cultural events in open spaces.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
Fresh off a hugely successful first mini festival, and a safe and exciting return to live theatre, the Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society announced today the programming for the Fringe Festival's second offering, which takes place October 1-10 on Granville Island at Performance Works with a maximum capacity of 50.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
29 year old Melbourne cellist Richard Narroway has been announced winner of The Music Trust's 2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship. The prestigious $20,000 award is offered to an exceptional instrumentalist annually.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Atlanta's Alliance Theatre has announced that its upcoming drive-in production of A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play has been approved by Actors' Equity Association.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2020
Today's top stories: What the Constitution Means to Me will come to Amazon Prime, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Jobsite Theater, resident theater company at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa, is a thrilled to announce Jobsite Digital Shorts for this fall! The series launched on Sep. 4 with Across the Stardust, a magical musical mash-up set against a backdrop of astrophotography that fans of the Fab Four and Picasso of Pop do not want to miss. Across the Stardust will be joined in the coming weeks by a variety of new releases.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Creative Time, New York's leading public arts nonprofit, is pleased to announce a new thought experiment in response to the global pandemic gripping our planet, and the myriad forms of action and organizing surrounding inequity and systemic racism.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
Fulbright Alumni and public health researchers Saraniya Tharmarajah and Emily Hurley received a grant from the U.S. Department of State's Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund to facilitate a COVID-19 research-based theater playwriting workshop and virtual performance in partnership with Single Carrot Theatre and Baltimore-based theater artists.
by Student Blogger: Audrey Myers - Sep 11, 2020
Samford University has been in school approximately three weeks, and the theatre department is already in full swing with a variety of socially distanced, live-theatre events.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
From September 17 through February 21, 2021, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present a major exhibition of works by celebrated architectural artist and painter Brian Clarke (b. 1953, United Kingdom).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Centaur Theatre Company opens its a?oelightly seasoneda?? 52nd year with The Portico Project, sponsored by the Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. From Sept. 24th to October 4th, six eclectic performances, integrating theatre with dance, clown, comedy, and music, will transform the grand entryway into an outdoor stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Seton Hill University's Theatre and Dance Department Is seeking musical theatre songwriters for a new musical theatre project, Songs of Suffrage, which will celebrate the lives of women who have taken part in advancing the women's suffragist movement. Writers are asked to submit proposals and, ultimately, songs and/or musicalized scenes that focus on a person, a story, or a moment of any suffragist in history. Though we expect the project will focus on U.S. history, proposals on any figures in world history are welcome.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Bringing performances to large audiences via virtual reality. Using data analysis to illuminate fair representation in a museum collection. Designing to redress inequality in wealth and housing. Amplifying the voices of Arab American writers.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
The Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA), is thrilled to announce the nine projects awarded $500 to produce new work in the 2021 festival. For the 12th annual festival, Fertile Ground will become a free, virtual festival running Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, February 7, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
The Biden Pep Rally, to be held Wednesday, October 14 at 8:00 PM ET, will be hosted by playwright and actor Eric Ulloa. It will kick off with Broadway luminaries Joel Grey and Donna Murphy and will also include appearances from Harolyn Blackwell, James Monroe Iglehart, Telly Leung, Caissie Levy, Lesli Margherita, Patti Murin, Zachary Prince, & more.
by Annette Stolt - Oct 8, 2020
Today was the day when the whole cultures business was hoping for some release in the restrictions of the max 50 limit for public events. As decided a week ago restaurants will as of today (8th of October) be able to play live music for their guest for more than 50 guests as long as they keep the distance regulations for restaurants.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
The Royal Shakespeare Company will focus its programming in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon over the coming year, with the Swan Theatre and The Other Place remaining closed until 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
Every year, WAM Theatre donates a portion of the box office proceeds from their Mainstage productions to organizations that work for gender equity locally, nationally, or internationally.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced a robust season of programming this fall that highlights necessary theatrical voices while deepening connections between audiences and artists in new and meaningful ways.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
The Guilford Performing Arts Festival (GPAF) has named six Connecticut performing artists as recipients of its 2020 Artistsa?? Awards. Each awardee will get a $2,500 grant and a feature slot in the next festival, scheduled for September 2021. The recipients and their award-winning proposalsa?"three in dance and one each in drama, music and spoken worda?"are:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
The Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn will spearhead The Black Seed, which is described as the first national strategic plan to provide financial support for Black theaters across the country.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 15, 2020
Mentalist/performance artist Scott Silven will west coast premiere his virtual creation THE JOURNEY for The Broad Stage opening October 20, 2020. Storyteller Scott will weave illusions and feats of imagination into his tales of his Scottish heritage for a maximum of 30 fortunate households per online performance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Covid Monologues is hosting a virtual masterclass on research-based theater playwriting techniques and methodology in partnership with NYU Faculty.
by Student Blogger: Kate Semmens - Oct 12, 2020
The first theatre course I took at Princeton was Stacy Wolfa??s class a?oeThe Musical Theatre  of Stephen Sondheima?? during my freshman fall
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Racquel Gates and Rebecca Prime have been named 2020 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated connections between racial inequality, public health, and environmental health in the United States, as cases and deaths in communities of color significantly exceed those in white communities. In two conversations about the long-term, disproportionate effects of pollution on communities of color as part of The Shed's online series Up Close, artist Tomás Saraceno invites science journalist Harriet A. Washington to join him in discussion (part one) and then convenes New York City activists to reflect on the severity of the pandemic's inequitable impact in the United States (part two).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
The FlashArt initiative, introduced in April by the Rialto Theatre as an immediate reaction to the consequences of the pandemic, has aroused a great deal of interest amongst the artistic community of Cyprus, and was generally very well received. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2020
We're checking in with Birdland's Jim Caruso, who is telling us even more about the club's history and what viewers can expect from the new pay-per-view series, Radio Free Birdland.
by Gil Kaan - Aug 3, 2020
As live theatre remains in lockdown, Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) is morphing their Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival into a free, livestreaming program of four FESTIVAL EVENTS on Saturdays in August, and a hybrid stage production of ROMEO & JULIET Labor Day weekend. ISC's co-founders David Melville & Melissa Chalsma were most gracious in answering my emailed queries on their twenty-plus-years-old theatre organization.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Acomprehensive free resource for producers, freelancers and theatre companies to aid the recovery of the performing arts, Theatre Search will be published on Monday 3rd August 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has announced four 2020 NYC Public Artists in Residence (PAIR), who will be embedded within three different City agencies over the next year. PAIR, which DCLA launched in 2015, places artists-in-residence at City agencies to address pressing civic issues through creative practice.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Denver Arts & Venues has announced the third year of the Denver Music Advancement Fund, with a combined $75,000 in grants being made available.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) today announced a new artist residency initiative in response to the COVID-19 crisis and its devastating impacts across the NYC cultural landscape.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (8pm) with beloved Broadway composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Rec Room Arts announced the Sound Scripts Project, a 9-part series of audio-plays written by the inaugural class of the Rec Room Writers Group. In an innovative approach to embracing the challenges presented to live theatre, Rec Room continues to provide work for artists while nurturing new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Rec Room Arts announced today the Sound Scripts Project, a 9-part series of audio-plays written by the inaugural class of the Rec Room Writers Group. In an innovative approach to embracing the challenges presented to live theatre, Rec Room continues to provide work for artists while nurturing new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
In July of 2019, San Diego Opera partnered with Microsoft, with support from Opera America and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, to bring together professionals from theater companies, tech companies, and prominent university engineering and theater programs for a two-day hackathon to discover new ways for technology to be used in theater.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
 Moonbox Productions has extended the deadline for submissions for its New Works Initiative until August 31st.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Award-winning theatre company THE VAGRANCY will begin accepting submissions for its Ten Year Anniversary 2020/2021 writers' group on Monday, August 24, 2020. This year's theme is History Repeats Itself.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council today announced the winning proposals for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.
by Susan Haubenstock - Aug 13, 2020
Cadence Theatre's site-specific Sitelines initiative will be extended in a community partnership to create Sitelines BLM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
Arts Midwest announced today that it is adding $1.5 million in funding to the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund thanks to an anonymous donor. This landmark gift will support additional small arts organizations in the Midwest, prioritizing rural communities and arts organizations led by and/or serving indigenous people and people of color.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
Evening Standard has reported that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has penned a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, outlining eight steps that need to be taken in order to revive London business in the wake of the global health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
Sadlera??s Wells has entered a consultation process with our permanent and fixed term staff, following the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on the theatre's operations, the continued closure of the theatres and ongoing uncertainty about when they may be able to reopen fully.  
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
Today, the Recording Academy, which represents the interests of all music creators, will unite thousands of its members across the country with their senators and congressional representatives as a part of the Academy's 7th annual District Advocate Day — the largest nationwide day of advocacy for music and its makers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
Jobsite Digital Shorts is a new on-demand video series to help combat that unemployment while continuing to provide quality content to the theater's fans. Jobsite is currently accepting proposals for this series through Aug. 28.