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The Front Page - 2016 - Broadway

$67-$157

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.

Schedule

Broadhurst Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Front Page


Broadway review: The Front Page grabs headlines with Nathan Lane and John Slattery - TimeOut NY
Look, we're all depressed this election year. We're sick of seeing know-nothing politicians; of hearing obscene language insulting women and minorities; and we're disgusted by the media's bottomless appetite for sensationalism. The only antidote I can suggest for this national malaise is a visit to the Broadhurst Theatre to see the 5,000-volt revival of The Front Page. What's it about? Oh, all that stuff I just mentioned-but whipped into a hellacious comic frenzy by one of the best acting ensembles you and I may ever see. Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's 1928 evisceration of the newspaper racket is a summit of American screwball comedy, and Nathan Lane, John Slattery and two dozen other actors climb it and plant their flag. It's strange to feel so invigorated and refreshed by a spectacle of rampant cynicism in which love, truth and loyalty are systematically demolished. But see this brutally brilliant masterpiece, and you'll be inoculated against the viciousness of the world.

‘The Front Page’ Broadway Review: John Slattery, Nathan Lane Join a Basketful of Deplorables - The Wrap
Director Jack O'Brien begins and ends each act with a tableau. Until Lane arrives, the action in between those stylish freezes rarely unthaws. The direction is stately when it needs to be raucous. Likewise, Douglas W. Schmidt's set is grand, not grungy enough to be a press room in a prison. Occasionally, a few supporting players break through. Robert Morse in the cameo of a boozed-up messenger emerges as lower than the worn linoleum. Sherie Rene Scott goes period with an uncanny Joan Crawford impersonation, right out of "Rain." Jefferson Mays, once again, recycles Franklin Pangborn, playing a persnickety poem-writing (wink, wink) reporter. Oddly enough, Mays received a big ovation at his entrance. Were people applauding his recent "Oslo" triumph, or did they think Lane was reprising his performance from "The Nance"? From a few rows away, the two men look a lot alike.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - 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."
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
by TV News Desk - 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.
by TV News Desk - 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.
by TV News Desk - 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.
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!
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!
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.
by Review Roundups - 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).
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.