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The Front Page - 2016 - Broadway

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 (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For The Front Page


Theater Review: The Front Page Knocks ’Em Dead - Vulture
The Front Page is a classic not only for its playability but also for its timelessness: No one will ever need footnotes to understand the idea of journalists competing venally to expose venal politicians. What they may need, though, is internet access, because the presses that printed Atkinson's review, and the reviews of every Broadway revival since then until this one, are as obsolete as the typewriters and candlestick telephones and "Get me rewrite!" commands depicted in the play. So may theater critics be. Therefore, let me use my end-times platform to contradict Atkinson, who advised "squeamish folk" to stay home. On the contrary, squeamish folk will love it, and when it comes to politics and journalism, who isn't squeamish?

‘Front Page’ review: This Broadway revival falls flat - amNY
Jack O'Brien's lively and lavish production holds nothing back in terms of busy movement and broad comedy, but the three-act play does not hold up so well by today's standards, containing fewer one-liners and much more exposition than you'd expect from a comedy. I often found myself admiring the production but unable to enjoy it. Slattery is an ideal Hildy, with a cool and unfazed aura. Lane steals the final third of the show with an over-the-top performance with shades of Max Bialystock (his shifty and shameless character from "The Producers). Goodman is loud, but strangely ineffective, relying heavily on a country accent.


 



 

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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."
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.