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Say Goodnight, Gracie - 2002 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

This one-man bio play by Rupert Holmes celebrates the live, love and laughter of George Burns and Gracie Allen. In order to join his beloved wife in heaven, George must give the performance of his life. He looks back on his impoverished youth in New York, the day he met Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen, their chemistry and comic timing, their marriage and rise to the pinnacles of vaudeville, movies, radio and television, and his solo career after her death. Say Goodnight Gracie was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for best play, and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for best play.

Running Time:

One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)

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240 West 44th St.
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022
TOTE is re-staging Ralph Pape’s Comedy-Drama Say Goodnight, Gracie for a full second run, opening September 17th and running through October 30th. See photos of the cast in action.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance, the Tony Award-winning musical adapted by Rupert Holmes, with music by Arthur Sullivan, libretto by W.S. Gilbert and direction by Scott Ellis. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 4, 2020
Social distancing measures aimed at reducing the spread of novel coronavirus have closed venues and postponed events around the world. Fortunately, many institutions and theaters are planning ways to keep entertaining its patrons, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will launch its 16 city, 2022-2023 National Tour on Oct. 5th in St. Petersburg, FL.  
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2020
Continuing its very successful virtual Escape with Rupert Holmes Festival, which has drawn hundreds of enthusiastic viewers, Bergen County Players has announced a special added festival event.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2022
Act II Playhouse announces its latest production, “Eleanor” by Mark St. Germain.  The production is a regional theatre premiere making its debut at Act II Playhouse. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022
This fall, freeFall continues their American Character Series with All Things Equal: The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Other popular freeFall shows that have saluted the unique and enduring legacies of American Masters have included productions featuring the stories of James Beard, Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 9, 2019
The Blue Hill Troupe, New York City's only philanthropic musical theater group, will kick off its 96th season with The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a crowd-pleasing interactive whodunita?'based on Charles Dickens's final, unfinished novela?'that invites the audience to help solve a hilariously madcap murder mystery. One audience member in particular may have a distinct advantage: the show's composer, lyricist, and book writer, Rupert Holmes (honored with Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score of a Musical when the show premiered on Broadway in 1985), who will attend the show at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, and give a talk-back following the performance.
by BWW Staff - Oct 6, 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. This month's offerings include Young Frankenstein, Rent, Charlotte's Web, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021
Come experience the life, laughter and love of George Burns and Gracie Allen. This uproarious and enthralling play features longtime Playhouse favorite R. Bruce Connelly* in a tour de force performance as the beloved comedian. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022
TOTE is offering donation-based tickets for the remainder of the run of Say Goodnight, Gracie – onstage now through October 30th.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021
Fountain Hills Theater announces the return by popular demand of Say Goodnight, Gracie, the hit Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian. George Burns, whose career spanned one hundred years of American entertainment history, is now “miraculously alive and kicking” in a stunning tour de force.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 21, 2020
The BROADWAY WORLD AWARDS looks at the shows that fans love that are not your grandmother's cabaret show.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced a special one-time-only talkback with Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes following the performance of his new play, All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022
Read BroadwayWorld's interview with multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, as he discusses his new play All Things Equal - The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2019
The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players' annual Gala will honor multiple TonyAward-winning author-composer and show business tour de force Rupert Holmes, Wednesday, June 12, at the city's The Players, 916 Gramercy Park South, starting at 6:30 PM. The event supports the theatrical company's performances and arts education programs.  
by Marissa Tomeo - May 29, 2022
Fountain Hills Theater announces their 2022-23 season. What has 20 Tony Awards, 27 Drama Desk Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and sings and dances? The Fountain Hills Theater’s 2022-23 season! In the most exciting, creative season in years, Artistic Director Peter J. Hill and Youth Theater Artistic Director Ross Collins have selected a spectacular season that features the single most award-winning series of plays and musicals ever presented by one theater in the history of the Valley of the Sun!
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) offers a unique series of 4 different workshops under the heading of TRU Beginnings, each designed to offer guidance and networking for writers, directors and everyone involved in the early development of new shows.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals today announces the cast of Hi, My Name is Ben, the inspirational true story of one man who impacted the lives of all those around him without speaking a word.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022
The complete cast and creative team has been announced for the world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement of The Karate Kid – The Musical at STAGES St. Louis. Learn who is in the production!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2019
The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Peter Nigrini!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2020
Fountain Hills Theater publicly announced their 2020-21 Season on March 1st at their annual gala, Broadway in the Hills. Since that time, there have been many challenges to the theatrical entertainment world. (!)
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2022
TOTE is back after a two-year hiatus with Ralph Pape's Comedy-Drama Say Goodnight, Gracie, starring TOTE Alum Christopher Ivers and Natalie Bulajic, alongside TOTE newcomers Joshua Fulmer, Audra Torres, and Faheem Bacchus.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2021
Say Goodnight, Gracie will play Aug 20- Sept 5, 2021.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM.  Individual tickets are $35.00 for Adults and $18.00 for Youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5.00 discount on all Thursday performances. Group rate discounts are available.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021
Now entering its 36th season of award-winning plays and musicals, FHT's new 2021-22 season has it all - music, merriment, mayhem and not a little romance. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
Inspired by the late Randy Strawderman’s 1999 hit musical of the same name, Ella and Her Fella Frank invites you to a heavenly concert with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, played by Virginia Rep favorites Desirée Roots and Scott Wichmann.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021
Learn about the full mainstage and youth seasons at FHT, and how to purchase tickets now!
by Herbert Paine - Jul 28, 2021
Live theatre is back! Here's a critics choice list of the top 20 venues in the area with information on upcoming productions for the 2021-2022 Season, how to buy tickets, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022
Fountain Hills Theater has annnounced that, for their upcoming production, the multiple Tony and Edgar award-winning author of Solitary Confinement, Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Curtains, Say Goodnight Gracie) will be updating his already clever thriller exclusively for FHT. 
by Herbert Paine - Jul 1, 2021
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by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2022
“The Boomer Boys Musical” arrives at The Palm Springs Cultural  Center for five performances on February 11, 12, and 13, 2022, for a hilarious night of songs, jokes, and stories about what happens to men when they reach a “certain age.” Lyrics are by BillyVan Zandt and Jane Milmore, music is by Wayland Pickard. The evening is produced  by Scott Stander.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will present a unique networking and educational opportunity for writers: TRU's renowned Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, Penthouse.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a unique networking and educational opportunity for writers: TRU's renowned Writer-Producer Speed Date on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, Penthouse. Submission deadline is 2/19/20. Session 1 offers coaching at 4:30PM, pitching at 5:30PM; session 2 offers coaching at 5:30PM, pitching at 6:30PM. Tickets are $75 for TRU members, $85 for non-members, $25 for each additional collaborator. Submission is free, and your spot in the lineup can be purchased upon acceptance starting 2/22/20 at
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2022
Two weeks before live entertainment venues were shuttered due to Covid-19, an ensemble of artists came together to perform the music of Thomas Hodges at New York City's historic Duplex Cabaret Theater.
by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 23, 2022
Ryan James Monroe's solo show debut is the fastest a show has ever sold out at New York City's historic Duplex Cabaret Theater. Tickets are now on sale for his March 18th encore performance.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
From B'way producer William Franzblau to multi-Tony Award-winner Rupert Holmes-----the screams of laughter certainly woke up the otherwise quiet Tuesday (1/14/20) afternoon crowd at Broadway's venerable Sardi's restaurant. Fun backstage stories about out how the Broadway production of “Say Goodnight, Gracie” came together and the antics of the show's star--- the late Frank Gorshin were the talk of the afternoon. “Seems impossible that 18 years have slipped by so fast”—said Franzblau.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway producing process on Sunday, March 1, 2020
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2019
Award-winning director and choreographer Jonathan Cerullo (The Boys from Syracuse, Big Apple Circus), has been named an Artistic Associate at Amas Musical Theatre. Donna Trinkoff announced Cerullo will be joining SDC director and choreographer Christopher Scott and Lynne Taylor-Corbett.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2022
A light-hearted, gut-punching, mournful dissection of singlehood, love, romance, loss, and maybe most importantly: an indomitable desire for Gavin Creel. But, every Say Goodnight, Gracie is different. There's a wonderful rotation of musicians including bassists, vocalists, saxophonists, and my personal favorite: a very nervous dad, playing the Ukulele.
by Herbert Paine - Aug 25, 2021
Peter J. Hill delivers a skillfully crafted and heavenly smooth turn as George Burns in SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE, Fountain Hills Theater's Season opener, running through September 5th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022
This week, Bruce Lazarus will present a by-invitation-only workshop of His Story, The Musical, an original musical with book music and lyrics by Anna Miriam Brown and directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2021
Theater Resources Unlimited will present a Writer-Producer Virtual Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch, on Sunday, April 25, 2021. The popular event is now reformatted for Zoom, with more tech and less noise: each writer will be in an individual breakout room with each of the eleven producers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Hayes Theater! Learn about Broadway's smallest theater, which has presented shows including Rock of Ages, Lobby Hero, What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons and many more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
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by Julie Musbach - Apr 15, 2019
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by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2019
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Say Goodnight, Gracie Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has Say Goodnight, Gracie been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Frank Gorshin.

What other awards has Say Goodnight, Gracie won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Frank Gorshin.

What awards has Say Goodnight, Gracie been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Frank Gorshin.

What awards has Say Goodnight, Gracie won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Frank Gorshin.

What productions of Say Goodnight, Gracie have there been?
Say Goodnight, Gracie has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2002 and Broadway which opened in 2002.