The Cocktail Hour 1988

Opened: October 20, 1988
Closing: August 10, 1989

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Miller Theatre Announces The Winter 2024 Season Of Its Free POP-UP CONCERTS
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2023

Miller Theatre announces its Winter 2024 season of free POP-UP CONCERTS. Don't miss this exciting lineup of performances from January 23rd to March 12th.

Video: See Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Cynthia Nixon & More at A TECTONIC CABARET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2023

Hosted by Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski, Tectonic Theater Project’s annual benefit, A Tectonic Cabaret, took place on Monday, October 2, 2023. Check out footage below!

Photos: See Cynthia Nixon, Jane Krakowski & More at A TECTONIC CABARET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2023

Get a glimpse into the star-studded performance of A TECTONIC CABARET, featuring Jane Krakowski, Cynthia Nixon, and more. Explore the captivating photos from this unforgettable night of entertainment.

SAY GOODNIGHT, New Musical In Development At WaterTower Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2023

Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director has announced that WaterTower Theatre is continuing our dedication to the development of new Music Theatre works with a workshop of a new musical SAY GOODNIGHT by Steve Dorff, John Bettis, and Rick Hawkins.

WHITE WAVE Dance Artistic Director, Young Soon Kim, To Receive 2023 Bessies Angel Honoree Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2023

WHITE WAVE Dance Artistic Director, Young Soon Kim, will receive 2023 Bessies Angel Honoree Award. Join us at the Bessies Angel Party on October 11, 2023, to celebrate Young Soon Kim's immeasurable impact on the dance and performance field.

Cynthia Nixon & Kevin Jennings to be Honored at A TECTONIC CABARET Featuring Jane Krakowski & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2023

Hosted by Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski, Tectonic Theater Project’s annual benefit, A Tectonic Cabaret, will take place on Monday, October 2, 2023 with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM and performances at 7:30 PM at Sony Hall. Learn how to purchase tickets!

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Miller Theatre Announces Fall 2023 Season Of Free POP-UP CONCERTS
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 13, 2023

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts has announced the fall season of POP-UP CONCERTS. 'Close to the music' takes on new meaning with this friendly, free modern music series with the audience onstage and free drinks at cocktail hour. 

LOVE LETTERS Starring Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti Adds Performances at Irish Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2023

Irish Repertory Theatre has added five additional performances for Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, directed by Ciarán O’Reilly (Endgame), starring Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti.

Matthew Broderick, Laura Benanti, Melissa Errico & David Staller to Lead THE LETTERS SERIES at Irish Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2023

Irish Repertory Theatre will present The Letters Series, featuring Dear Liar by Jerome Kilty & George Bernard Shaw, directed by Charlotte Moore. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS to Open at Spotlight Repertory Theatre Company This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2023

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Spotlight Repertory Theatre Company will present a special engagement of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, directed by Mimi McMann and starring Renée Rogers & Steve Witting and Mary Lee Marson Aloia & Jacques Stewart. 

Theater for the New City to Present 20th Annual LOVE 'N COURAGE Gala Honoring Eduardo Machado & Carlina Rivera
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2023

Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program will be beneficiary of the theater's 20th annual Love 'n Courage benefit Monday, February 13, 2022 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. 

The Neon Museum To Hold PRIDE Weekend Gallery Talks This Week
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2022

The Neon Museum will hold special Gallery Talks during Las Vegas PRIDE 2022. The free 15-minute docent-led discussions will highlight the history and impact of the LGBTQ+ community in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 7, Saturday, Oct 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. each day.

HARMONY, ASSASSINS & More Win 2022 Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, HARMONY & More Nominated for Off Broadway Alliance Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 5, 2022

The Off Broadway Alliance, an organization of Off-Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, honoring commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened Off Broadway during the 2021-2022 season. 

Glenn Close, Joel Grey and More Announced for Irish Rep's 2022 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced performers and presenters for A Celebration of the Musicals of Harold Prince, this season’s annual Gala benefit production. The evening will take place at The Town Hall (123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036) on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm and will honor Loretta Brennan Glucksman.

San Francisco Ballet Celebrates Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson's 37th and Final Season in 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2021

San Francisco Ballet has announced Artistic Director and Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s farewell season in 2022, celebrating Tomasson’s remarkable 37-year tenure leading the Company.

Cyndi Lauper, Laura Osnes, Sarah Paulson, Santino Fontana and More To Take Part in Bucks County Playhouse Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2020

Bucks County Playhouse will stage its annual benefit gala as a starry online broadcast featuring special guest, Cyndi Lauper, on Saturday, October 24 at 7 pm. Entitled, 'Bucks County Playhouse - At Home 2020: A Gala Celebration,' the virtual event replicates the Playhouse's annual in-person celebration.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

Hampton Theatre Company Presets SYLVIA
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2020

a?oeSylviaa?? by A.R. Gurney will be the third play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2019-2020 season, opening on March 19, 2020 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through April 5. A talkback with the cast and director will be offered following the 7 p.m. performance on Friday, March 27.

World Premiere Of SAFE SPACE Opens In Previews Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the World Premiere of SAFE SPACE begins tomorrow, June 25, and runs through July 21. This is a new play by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia).

Mercedes Ruehl And Cast Of SAFE SPACE Now In Rehearsal For Run At Bay Street Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast of SAFE SPACE (June 25 - July 21) is now in rehearsal.The new play is by Alan Fox; directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (All My Sons, Henry IV, Hairspray, The Coast of Utopia). The play will star Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song, Hustlers, Bay Street's Viva la Vida!), Sasha Diamond (Blindspot, The Romanoffs, Murphy Brown) and Rodney Richardson (The Day Shall Come, CBS's FBI, Somebody's Daughter). Tickets are now on sale by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org.  The Box Office is open daily from 11 am - show time.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rebecca Luker, Nathan Gunn, and More to Appear at Irish Rep Gala
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2019

Irish Repertory Theatre announces performers and presenters for A 30thAnniversary Celebration, this season's Gala benefit production, on Monday June 17th at 7:00PM at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center

Strawdog Theatre Company to Receive 2018 Non-Equity Special Award
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2018

The Jeff Awards announced today that Strawdog Theatre Company will be presented with a 2018 Non-Equity Special Award for 30 years of collaboration as an innovative and provocative Ensemble. Strawdog has been dedicated to its mission of bringing audiences "the whole wide world in a little black box," and is known for its enduring theatrical history. As described by the Ensemble itself, "When the Earth is destroyed by plague, war and famine there will still be cockroaches, Twinkies and Strawdog Theatre Company."

Irish Rep Announces 2018 Gala ALAN JAY LERNER: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Featuring Jeremy Irons and More
by Julie Musbach - May 3, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) proudly presents ALAN JAY LERNER: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Monday, June 4th at 7 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC). The evening will honor the extraordinary contributions of Irish Rep board member Tina Santi Flaherty, reflecting her many years of leadership support of the theatre.

The Cocktail Hour FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Cocktail Hour has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1988.
The Cocktail Hour has been nominated for several awards. Nancy Marchand received a Performance nomination at the Obie Awards. Steven Baruch, Richard Frankel, Roger L. Stevens, and Thomas Viertel were all nominated for Outstanding Play at The Lortels. Jock O'Brian was nominated for Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards, and A.R. Gurney received a nomination for Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards.
The Cocktail Hour has won several awards, including the Performance (Obie Awards) for Nancy Marchand, Outstanding Play (The Lortels) for Steven Baruch, Richard Frankel, Roger L. Stevens, and Thomas Viertel, as well as the Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Jock O'Brian and Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A.R. Gurney.

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