The Front Page Revival 2016

Ages: 12+
Opened: October 20, 2016
Closing: January 29, 2017

The Front Page - 2016 - Broadway History , Info & More

Broadhurst Theatre (Broadway)
235 W. 44th St. New York, NY

The Front Page will star Nathan Lane as Walter Burns, John Slattery as Hildy Johnson, John Goodman as Sheriff Hartman, Jefferson Mays as Bensinger, Holland Taylor as Mrs. Grant, and Sherie Rene Scott as Mollie Malloy, with additional casting to be announced.



The show is set in the press room of Chicago's Criminal Courts Building which is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.

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Aisle View: Stop The Presses!
8 / 10

This production, happily, fires on all cylinders. We can't exactly call the cast of twenty-one (plus bit player/understudies) an all-star cast; they are not, all, what we might consider stars. But they are comic all-stars, anyway. To say that Walter Burns-that iconic, hard-boiled city editor who set the mold for hard-boiled city editors on stage and screen for the last eighty-eight years-is played by Nathan Lane is to give you a pretty good idea of what director Jack O'Brien has in mind. No matter that Lane doesn't enter, in the flesh, until well into the evening; his presence permeates the play from the moment we hear him bellowing over a battered and bruised candlestick phone.

As ‘The Front Page’ turns, so does agile comedy
9 / 10

So I left the theater feeling the rush of some exhilarating teamwork still coursing freshly through my brain. Floating up there most buoyantly is the impression of Lane's priceless turn as Walter Burns - an editor so voraciously news hungry he could survive purely on a diet of scoops. In boxy pin-striped suit and bushy black mustache, Lane hurls Burns's blunt-force insults and bolts of impotent rage in all directions, with the timing and élan that have made him one of the great comic actors of our age. Slattery, playing the roguish Hildy Johnson, Burns's restive star reporter at the Chicago Examiner, reveals again the gift for the kind of swaggering masculinity he displayed as Roger Sterling on 'Mad Men.' Mays and Baker, too, are deployed here to maximum enjoyable effect as a pair of courthouse reporters - Mays portraying a skittish germaphobe, Baker a diligent leg man.

VIDEO: FRONT PAGE's John Goodman Says Nathan Lane is 'Hardest Working Man in Show Biz'
by Caryn Robbins - January 24, 2017


John Goodman chatted about getting pneumonia and having to miss some performances of his Broadway show THE FRONT PAGE on today's "LIVE with Kelly."

Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in Broadway Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA?
by Caryn Robbins - January 12, 2017


If reviews for the London production are positive, there's a good chance the production and Lane will make their way back to Broadway next season.

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery Get Immortalized at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - January 11, 2017


The Front Page has entered its final week of performances on Broadway, but stars John Slattery and John Goodman will now be around for the ages. The duo just traveled across the street to Sardi's to unveil their new portraits. Check out photos from the festivities below!

Extra, Extra! Star-Studded FRONT PAGE Revival Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 9, 2017


Producer Scott Rudin announced today that The Front Page recouped its entire $4.875 million capitalization during the week ending Sunday, January 1, making official the show's much discussed smash-hit status.

Stars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE Stop by THEATER TALK Today
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2016


This week THEATER TALK welcomes three actors - Robert Morse, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Holland Taylor - from the dynamic 22-person cast of the Broadway revival of The Front Page, currently at the Broadhurst Theatre through January 29.

Stars of Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2016


This week THEATER TALK welcomes three actors - Robert Morse, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Holland Taylor - from the dynamic 22-person cast of the Broadway revival of The Front Page, currently at the Broadhurst Theatre through January 29.

VIDEO: John Goodman Talks Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - November 8, 2016


On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest John Goodman talked to Seth about his acting history with his FRONT PAGE co-star Nathan Lane and John Slattery.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks Trump TV and Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE
by Caryn Robbins - November 1, 2016


Nathan Lane stopped by to talk about awkward encounters he has in New York on Halloween and his Broadway revival THE FRONT PAGE. Later, the Tony winner reveals the potential programming lineup for Donald Trump's rumored television network.

VIDEO: THE FRONT PAGE's John Slattery, Nathan Lane & John Goodman Visit 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - October 27, 2016


 THE FRONT PAGE's John Slattery, Nathan Lane and John Goodman stopped by today's THE VIEW to talk about the Broadway revival of the classic comedy.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE FRONT PAGE
by Walter McBride - October 24, 2016


The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening last week at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below!

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2016


The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, just had its official opening performance at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the curtain call below!

BWW Review: Nathan Lane and John Slattery Lead A Raucously Funny Revival Of THE FRONT PAGE
by Michael Dale - October 21, 2016


Bright bursts of light imitating the effects of flash powder photography capture the opening and closing images of all three acts of director Jack O'Brien's raucously good revival of the classic 1928 comedy, THE FRONT PAGE.

Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by A.A. Cristi - October 20, 2016


The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, had its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street).

Extra, Extra! Top 30 Critics from Across the Country to Attend THE FRONT PAGE's Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2016


Read all about it! The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, will have its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Along with the slew of expected boldfaced names from the worlds of theater, film, television, and media, the opening night audience will also include the top thirty theater critics from around the country.

VIDEO: John Slattery Talks Starring Role in Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE
by Caryn Robbins - October 11, 2016


On this morning's TODAY, John Slattery talked about starring in the current Broadway revival of THE FRONT PAGE, in which he portrays a veteran newspaper reporter who is trying to get out of the business.

VIDEO: John Goodman Talks Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE on 'Tonight'
by Caryn Robbins - October 5, 2016


On last night's TONIGHT SHOW,  John Goodman stopped by to discuss working with Nathan Lane in the Broadway revival of THE FRONT PAGE.

VIDEO: FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane Recaps Debate & Imagines Trump Presidency on TONIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - October 3, 2016


Lane shares his take on the first presidential debate and envisions what Donald Trump's first 30 days in the White House would look like

The Front Page FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Front Page have there been?
The Front Page has had 6 productions including Broadway which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1969, Broadway which opened in 1969, Broadway which opened in 1986 and Broadway which opened in 2016.
What Tony Awards has The Front Page been nominated for?
The Front Page has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for Douglas W. Schmidt.
What awards has The Front Page been nominated for?
The Front Page has been nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Ann Roth, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Front Page, Outstanding Set Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Douglas W. Schmidt, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Jack O'Brien, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Front Page, and Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Douglas W. Schmidt.

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