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Say Goodnight, Gracie - 2002 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
240 West 44th St. Seating Chart
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 7, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 TRU Love Benefit, 'The Power of Community: Bringing People Together Through the Arts.' The event will honor legendary A Chorus Line co-star and co-founder of the National Asian Artists Project Baayork Lee, who will receive the TRU Spirit of Theater Award for a lifetime of creating opportunities for Asian artists; and off-off-Broadway maverick, creator of the former OOBR Awards and the Midtown International Theatre Festival, John Chatterton who will receive the TRU Entrepreneur Award for providing 17 years of developmental opportunities for a range of independent theater artists.
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 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 Julie Musbach - Sep 17, 2018
Bergen County Players, one of America's longest-running little theater companies, recently opened its 86th season with the Five-time Tony Award winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
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 Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that Tony Award nominated Brenda Braxton joins the cast of the 2018 TRU Love Benefit, 'The Power of Community: Bringing People Together Through the Arts.' The event will honor legendary A Chorus Line co-star and co-founder of the National Asian Artists Project Baayork Lee, who will receive the TRU Spirit of Theater Award for a lifetime of creating opportunities for Asian artists; and off-off-Broadway maverick, creator of the former OOBR Awards and the Midtown International Theatre Festival, John Chatterton who will receive the TRU Entrepreneur Award for providing 17 years of developmental opportunities for a range of independent theater artists. It all takes place on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 12pm-4pm at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway, NYC.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited will establish a new TRU scholarship fund at its annual TRU Love Benefit this November 4th at Caroline's on Broadway. Honorees at the benefit this year will be Baayork Lee and the National Asian Artists Project (NAAP) receiving the TRU Spirit of Theater Award, and John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) receiving the TRU Entrepreneur Award. The scholarship fund will be open to any candidates demonstrating financial need, and will include annual worthy candidates submitted by both NAAP and MITF.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 29, 2018
Theater for the New City has announced that due to popular demand they will be presenting Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton's adaptation of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III for three nights only December 3rd, 4th and 5th.
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 https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.
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 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 Julie Musbach - May 18, 2018
Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.
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 - May 17, 2018
Theatre Now New York is pleased to announce the complete casting and creative teams of the ten musicals featured in SOUND BITES 5.0, the Fifth Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival. This one-night only event showcases ten new musicals of up-and-coming musical theatre writing teams.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2018
Azuka Theatre ends the 2017-2018 season with the world premiere of Mrs. Harrison, by R. Eric Thomas, from May 2 to20, 2018. Mrs.Harrison is the third and final show of the season that celebrated Azuka's commitment to notable Philadelphia playwrights and unique Philadelphia voices. Producing Artistic Director Kevin Glaccum directs this suspenseful dark comedy and drama about two women, one story and their very different memories about their relationship in college. The show runs through May 20, 2018, for a total of 18 performances.  All performances will take place at the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks Street. Tickets for shows this season are Pay What You Decide, whereas audience members see a show first, and pay what they decide after the performance. For reservations, visit azukatheatre.org. This production is produced with support from Honorary Producers Robin and Patrick Tracy. 
by Macon Prickett - Mar 27, 2018
Freeform announces its programming schedule for April 2018, which will include new episodes of the mermaid drama “Siren” (premiering Thursday, March 29), supernatural series “Shadowhunters,” and the second season premiere of fan-favorite “Famous In Love.”
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2019
91 Central Productions in association with Anemone Productions will present the World Premiere of The Battles of Richmond Hill a new comedy by Penny Jackson (I Know What Boys Want at the Lion Theatre; A Different Place in the 2017 FRIGID Festival), directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan (Kentucky Cantata at HERE; In the Summer Pavilion at 59E59) at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street), April 26-May 11.
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 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 Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2018
Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. The production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com.
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 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 Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2021
Learn about the full mainstage and youth seasons at FHT, and how to purchase tickets now!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 3, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces a one-on-one networking event with commercial and indie producers, Writer-Producer Speed Date onJuly 15, 2018 with coaching sessions at 4:30pm and 5:30pm at Studios 353,353 W 48th St, NYC.
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 Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2018
La Femme Theatre Productions presents the revival of Tennessee William's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Austin Pendleton.After staging a string of successful co-productions with top Off-Broadway theater companies, La Femme is thrilled to debut its first solo production.
by Herbert Paine - Jul 1, 2021
CURTAINS RISE ON THE 2021-2022 THEATRE SEASON ~ AT LAST! The current schedule of theatre productions for the 2021-2022 Season in the Phoenix Metro Region.
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 https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-03-01-20/
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 Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their popular Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, March 4, 2018. In deference to Oscar night, the event will start one hour earlier than usual: from 4:30pm - 8:00pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W 54th St., 11th floor.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 21, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their popular Writer-Producer Speed Date on Sunday, March 4, 2018. In deference to Oscar night, the event will start one hour earlier than usual: from 4:30pm - 8:00pm at NOLA Rehearsal Studio, 244 W 54th St., 11th floor. Application is free, and you must apply prior to purchasing your spot, on sale February 24, 2018. If accepted, there is a participation fee of $70 for TRU Members ($85 for non-members, $25 for each collaborator), and your pitch slot can be purchased at https://truonline.org/events/speed-date-03-04-18/.  
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 Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a Networking Event to help writers talk more effectively about their work. Announcing the next Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, March 3, 2019 starting at 4:30pm at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th St., 12th fl. (PH1).
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2018
Richmond Triangle Players continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with a revival of Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife.  Originally produced by Firehouse Theatre Project in 2006, this new production will again be directed by Morrie Piersol; Scott Wichmann will reprise his acclaimed, tour-de-force performance. The show, which is produced in collaboration with 5th Wall Theatre, opens Friday March 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday March 8 at 8:00 pm.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2019
Theater for the New City and Executive Artistic Director Crystal Field will present a reading of PIE LESSONS by Carrie Robbins, on MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019, 7:00 PM in the Community Space Theater at The Theater for the New City. PIE LESSONS will be presented as part of TNC's SCRATCH NIGHT performance program, which offers the opportunity for artists to present work in progress to an audience for one night.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2019
Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury brings a nostalgic and hilarious look back the famous husband and wife comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen. R. Bruce Connelly and Semina De Laurentis reunite in a sequel to the triumphant 2017 production: GEORGE & GRACIE: THE EARLY YEARS. After sending audiences into hysterical laughter in It Had To Be You (Seven Angels Season '08-09) R. Bruce Connelly (Say Goodnight Gracie) and Semina De Laurentis (the original Sr. Mary Amnesia - Nunsense) reunite on Seven Angels stage to bring to life the unique comedy of George Burns and Gracie Allen in this special equity theatrical event just for Seven Angels. Once again, join George and Gracie, their neighbors Blanche and Harry and other guests in this all new sequel production. GEORGE & GRACIE: PART II is to benefit Seven Angels Theatre educational and HALO Awards programs.
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 3, 2018
Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. Produced by Ruth Stage, the production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com.
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 A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2018
Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's longest-running little theater companies, is proud to open its 86th season with the Tony Award-winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.   With Book, Music and Lyrics written by Rupert Holmes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. Under the direction of Steve Bell, The Mystery of Edwin Droodwill be performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell from September 8th through October 6th, 2018.  Shows will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell during regular box office hours. 
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 Julie Musbach - Apr 15, 2019
91 Central Productions in association with Anemone Productions will present the World Premiere of The Battles of Richmond Hill a new comedy by Penny Jackson
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 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.