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The Dinner Party - 2000 - Broadway

The Dinner Party is a one-act comedy written by Neil Simon, about marriage and divorce. This is Simon's 31st play.

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Music Box Theatre

(New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Dumb... dumber... dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company delights in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2019
The first production in Aspire Community Theatre's 2019-2020 season is a new musical based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams. Wednesday Addams is all grown up and has fallen in love with outsider Lucas Beineke. Wednesday's sunny outlook has her kid brother, Pugsley, and her parents worried she's gone awry. This original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner, The dinner party reveals more than anyone bargained for hurling the Addams household into comic chaos.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Dumba?? dumbera?? dumbest? Open Fist Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Neil Simon's Musical Fools, an adaptation of the Simon play Fools, with book and lyrics by Neil Simon and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). West also directs, with music direction by Jan Roper and choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton. Neil Simon's Musical Fools opens Oct. 12 at Atwater Village Theatre, where performances will continue through Nov. 17; pay-what-you-want previews begin Oct. 4.
by Debbie Gilpin - Oct 4, 2018
First performed at the Royal Court in 2009, Mike Bartlett's play Cock has been revived as part of the Chichester Festival season at the Minerva Theatre, following on from Michael Frayn's Copenhagen. Despite being written almost a decade ago, the themes of this play are arguably more relevant now than they ever have been, so this revival could not have been timed much better.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Oct 3, 2019
Father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna are invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband, Peter. They are joined by childhood friend Carl for a mature and sophisticated gathering.
by Barry Lenny - Oct 21, 2018
Galleon Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year.
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 15, 2019
The iconic creepy and mostly kooky family is now entertaining audiences at The Central New York Playhouse under the direction of Bella Lupia and music direction by Abel Searor. The familiar family effortlessly comes to life with spot on casting and gorgeous costumes. The new musical, with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, comes to the Central New York Playhouse just in time for Halloween.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Target Margin Theater (Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf) is proud to present a remount of its acclaimed production, Pay No Attention to the Girl, for a limited three week run (October 25-November 11). The production brings to life interwoven stories about the sexes - their conflicts, their love, their tricks -from various translations / transmissions of The One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Silk Road, MENA (Middle Eastern / North African), and South Asian tales.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Funk rock pioneer Nona Hendryx continues her year at Joe's Pub as the inaugural recipient of The Vanguard Residency and Award. In collaboration with renowned American artist Carrie Mae Weems, award-winning theater director Niegel Smith and acclaimed choreographer Francesca Harper, Hendryx created Refrigerated Dreams, an immersive multimedia installation and concert transforming Joe's Pub into the dinner party of the season. Inspired by Weems's seminal The Kitchen Table Series, the work-in-progress is directed by Smith and features choreography and performances by Harper, Josh Johnson and The Francesca Harper Project, with original music by Hendryx.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
The multi award-winning Lichfield Garrick Theatre has announced a glittering brand-new 2019/2020 Winter/Spring season today. The theatre will welcome a variety of West End productions, musicals, drama, star names, top class live music and blockbuster films to its main stage and studio theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley and Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller will star in a reading of Wharton/Williams, a work based on the short stories of novelist Edith Wharton and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams. Adapted by award-winning playwright/librettist Charles Leipart, Wharton/Williams will be directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals Company, announced today that Neil Simon (posthumously), TDF Accessibility Program, and Aleshea Harris are the 2019 recipients of the 4th Annual Samuel French Awards. The Awards, which are accompanied by a donation from Concord Theatricals of $15,000, were created by Samuel French to acknowledge the great work and unparalleled passion of theatre artists, as well as applaud significant contributions to the industry.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
On Friday 10 July, 2020, Dublin-based Heresy Records (www.heresyrecords.com) will release The Red Book of Ossory by ANAKRONOS, (pronounced anaKRÓNOS) the ground-breaking new ensemble of renowned virtuosi who infuse Medieval Music with Jazz & Contemporary Classical styles. ANAKRONOS gave the first performance of The Red Book of Ossory to an SRO audience at the National Concert Hall in Dublin in February 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by Natasha Ashley - May 29, 2019
The touring production of Finding Neverland has now soared into Syracuse's Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater as part of the Famous Artists Broadway Theatre Series. With an impressive book by James Graham and powerful music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, this inspiring musical is pure fun and magic on stage.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
This Sunday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm will be a special show celebrating the 75th Birthday of the multi award-winning Marvin Hamlisch is being presented by Steven Brinberg at Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, NYC 10019. Michael Lavine is the Musical Director, with a special appearance by Terre Blair Hamlisch.  
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
A special show celebrating the 75th Birthday of the multi award-winning Marvin Hamlisch is being presented by Steven Brinberg on Sunday, June 2nd at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, NYC 10019. Michael Lavine is the Musical Director, with a special appearance by Terre Blair Hamlisch.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Duluth Playhouse is proud to announce its 2019-2020 season for its three stages, which includes the NorShor Theatre, the Underground Theatre, and the Playhouse Family Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Four half-hour long mini-operas inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a watershed moment in LGBTQ civil rights, will have their world premiere at NYU's Shubert Theatre on May 18, 2019 and within the modern-day Stonewall Inn itself on May 19 and 20. The mini-opera performances will conclude NYU's Stonewall at 50 Series, a collection of panels, performances, events, and discussions commemorating the riots and their legacy.
by Amanda Grillo - May 12, 2019
I had the pleasure of seeing Neil Simon's THE DINNER PARTY at the High Plains Community Center presented by The Orange Players. Dinner parties where you don't know anybody can be awkward, but how about being blindsided by seeing an ex-spouse there? Three divorced couples are put in a private dining room in an unexpected, somewhat out of the blue dinner party. Hilarity ensues as the couples see each other, for some the first time in years, and they try to figure out why they are there and where is this mutual friend who invited them. Fabulously directed by Chelsea Dacey, this clever comedy was a joy to all.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Renovations for Six has its U.S. Premiere at Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212, July 18- August 18, 2019. Thurs.- Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00. The performance on Friday, July 19 will begin at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020
RWS Entertainment Group, Binder Casting in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, have announced .... Jay Binder... A Life In Casting, a 5-episode podcast exploring the life and career of the esteemed casting director.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Mary Steenburgen stopped by the SiriusXM studios and sat down with Andy Cohen on his exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2019
Playhouse on Park is bringing back some old friends from past productions for its 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration! This fundraising event is set for Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 6pm-11pm at the beautiful Gershon Fox Ballroom in Hartford.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Due to technical issues (or spy interference) the Off Broadway premiere of I Spy A Spy, a new (declassified) musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Jamie Jackson and book & music by SoHee Youn, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures) with musical direction by Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will now begin its limited engagement (through September 21) at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Saturday, July 6th at 8pm. The show will have its official opening on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Freeform announces its programming schedule for August 2018, which includes the season two premiere of the Freeform comedy “Alone Together” and the summer finales of the critically acclaimed series “Marvel's Cloak & Dagger” and “The Bold Type.”
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Off-Broadway's 62-seat Playroom Theater, who's tagline is 'Caution, Artists at Work,' was forced to close on June 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
by Julie Yolles - Jul 21, 2018
Tipping Point Theatre in Northville closes out its 11th Season with Y York's romantic comedy The Impossibility of Now running through Aug. 19. The show stars real-life marrieds Julia Glander and Alex Leydenfrost who, onstage, are having an affair. BroadwayWorld Detroit (BWW Detroit) caught up with the two prior to opening night, July 21. Here's what they had to say:
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Barefoot in the Park, as director Jessica Stone returns to the Globe to extend its decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at the comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Barefoot in the Park, as director Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Globe to extend its decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at his "bubbling, rib-tickling comedy" (The New York Times). Barefoot in the Park will play July 28 - September 2, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run July 28 - August 1. Opening night is Thursday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m.
by Andrea Stephenson - Jan 11, 2020
by Herbert Paine - Feb 7, 2020
Sedona International Film Festival features HOW ABOUT ADOLF? ~ Sönke Wortmann's illuminating masterpiece of satire. A brilliant and provocative work, featuring superb performances by Christoph Maria Herbst, Caroline Peters, Florian David Fitz, Justus von Dohnányi, and Iris Berben. .
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As part of its third season in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Target Margin Theater will continue its multi-year exploration of The One Thousand and One Nights with P*ssyc*ck Know Nothing, a new work that wrestles with The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad stories from the collection of classic Silk Road tales.
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2020
Melora Hardin, who played Jan Levinson on 'The Office,' reveals her favorite episode and talks about Jan and Michael Scott's chemistry.
by Karen Bovard - Feb 20, 2020
Director Talvin Wilks puts it well: a?oeJourneying into the writing of Claudia Rankine is like taking a roller coaster ride through our nation's most complex and subtle quandaries regarding race.a?? THE WHITE CARD is a new play by the renowned 2016 MacArthur Fellow, and author of five collections of poetry. THE WHITE CARD avoids simplistic slogans in favor of a far more nuanced autopsy of the way that white privilege (and the obliviousness and self-righteousness it fosters) infect the actions of well-meaning white people.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m..
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Theatre In The Heights Presents THE DINNER PARTY by Neil Simon, directed by Blake Flores.
by Roger Catlin - Feb 11, 2020
When her husband suddenly dies in a traffic accident, an opera singer mourns, but also wants to get in touch with the organ recipient. Who received the heart of her husband, and did it carry with it more than just the tissue and muscle?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she wBas nominated for 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Scenes From an Execution in the Potomac Theatre Project revival at Atlantic Theater's Stage II.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Anastasia will welcome new cast members to the Broadhurst Theatre this winter. Beginning Tuesday, December 18, original company member Constantine Germanacos will rejoin the hit Broadway musical as "Gleb." Emmy Award Winner Penny Fuller will assume the role of the "Dowager Empress" the week of January 7.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  Now in it's 3rd Hit Season, this exciting series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
The Old Globe's Barefoot in the Park opened last Thursday and will extend again by popular demand, now running through Sunday, August 16. Director Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) returns to the Globe, extending the theatre's decades-long relationship with giant comic playwright Neil Simon with this fresh and hilarious new look at his 'bubbling, rib-tickling comedy' (The New York Times). Barefoot in the Park plays July 28 - September 16, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets now start at $49.00 and are on sale to the general public now.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
In honor of Artistic Director Michael Kahn's final season with the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), the opening show of the 2018-2019 Season, William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, will feature beloved performers, many of whom have been with the Company since the very beginning.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2018
BroadwayWorld is sad to report that legendary playwright Neil Simon has died at 91. 
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 16, 2019
Audiences are getting ready to head to Skid Row this fall! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors is returning to New York at the Westside Theatre, with previews beginning September 17th and opening night set for October 17th. The production is set to run for a limited engagement through November 24th. To prepare you to go somewhere that's green, we're getting to know the show's cast, including Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.