The Performers 2012

Opened: November 14, 2012
Closing: November 18, 2012

The Performers - 2012 - Broadway History , Info & More

THE PERFORMERS is a romantic comedy about two high school friends (Cheyenne Jackson and Daniel Breaker) -- and the women in their lives (Ari Graynor and an actress to be announced) -- who reconnect at the Adult Film Awards in Las Vegas. When the night takes an unexpected turn and relationships are threatened, Chuck Wood (Henry Winkler), the hardest-working man in the business, steps in to lend a hand. Sex, love and Barry Manilow intersect in this comedy about the ups and downs and ins and outs of love.







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Review: 'The Performers' is sweet despite the porn
7 / 10

Most of the jokes from the new Broadway comedy 'The Performers' cannot appear in a family newspaper. The world of adult films doesn't lend itself to cleanliness…The funny thing is that the show has a pure heart and a traditional feel-good message despite the waving of adult toys, simulated sex acts and language that would trigger a seizure in a network censor. Read has somehow found sweetness in porn…Director Evan Cabnet has aimed at, and struck, the tender heart in a script that could easily be performed with more darkness or more cartoony. The great cast — especially a squeaky, muddle-headed Graynor and zesty Winkler — keeps the show giggling.

The Performers: Theater Review
7 / 10

The money shot of this production is an incandescent comic turn by Ari Graynor, her inventive line readings matched by the daffy expressivity of her face and body. As for David West Read’s play, it’s a so-so Broadway boulevard comedy with a generous dose of raunch. But while the material is as skimpy as Mandrew’s suede microshorts, the cast works on this fluff like expert fluffers…The playwright has concocted himself a fertile setup for comedy but fails to do anything creative with it...Julian Fleisher’s jazzy scene-change music underscores that, beneath all its licentiousness, this is at heart an old-fashioned Broadway comedy. Cabnet can’t entirely dodge the lags in such featherweight material, but the appealing cast should satisfy undemanding audiences looking for light entertainment with a touch of the risqué.

BWW Flashback: Farewell to THE PERFORMERS, We Hardly Knew Ye
by BWW Special Coverage - November 18, 2012

Robyn Goodman, Amanda Lipitz and Scott R. Delman, producers of the new Broadway comedy The Performers by David West Read, announced earlier this week that the production would conclude its Broadway run today, November 18, 2012, following the evening show at the Longacre Theatre (220 W 48 St.). THE PERFORMERS will have played 23 previews (2 previews were lost to the hurricane) and 7 performances at the time of closing. In the flashback below, BroadwayWorld takes you along The Performers' abbreviated, albeit successful, run on the Great White Way.

Breaking News: THE PERFORMERS to Close on Sunday
by Robert Diamond - November 15, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, began preview performances on October 23, and opened on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City.

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of THE PERFORMERS on Opening Night- Cheyenne Jackson and More!
by Nicole Rosky - November 15, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, opened on Broadway on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole cast at the big opening and you can check out what they had to say below!

Photo Coverage: THE PERFORMERS Opening Night Red Carpet Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - November 15, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com was there to cover all of the excitement of opening night and here are the red carpet arrivals!

Photo Coverage: THE PERFORMERS Broadway Opening Night - Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - November 15, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, opened on Broadway on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld.com was there to cover all of the excitement of opening night and here is the cast celebrating at the show's curtain call!

Photo Coverage: THE PERFORMERS on Broadway - Opening Night Party!
by Linda Lenzi - November 15, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com was there to cover all of the excitement of opening night and here is the cast celebrating at the show's opening night party!

Review Roundup: THE PERFORMERS Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - November 14, 2012

THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, began preview performances on October 23 and opens tonight, November 14th, at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. Let's see what the critics had to say...

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler, and More in THE PERFORMERS- Highlights!
by Nicole Rosky - November 13, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, began preview performances on October 23 - prior to its official opening night on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, and More in THE PERFORMERS!
by Nicole Rosky - November 5, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, began preview performances on October 23 - prior to its official opening night on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel Breaker & Cheyenne Jackson in THE PERFORMERS!
by Nicole Rosky - October 31, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS, David West Read's new romantic comedy, will begin preview performances on Tuesday, October 23, 2013 - prior to its official opening night on Wednesday, November 14th - at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Daniel Breaker and Cheyenne Jackson in action below!

Photo Flash: THE PERFORMERS Begins Previews Today - Jackson, Silverstone, Winkler & More!
by Robert Diamond - October 23, 2012

The new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City.

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast and Creative Team of THE PERFORMERS- Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler, Alicia Silverstone and More!
by Nicole Rosky - October 2, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. The cast and creative team met the press yesterday, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below!

Photo Coverage: Alicia Silverstone, Cheyenne Jackson and Cast of THE PERFORMERS Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - September 26, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. The cast and creative team met the press yesterday, and you can check out photos from the big event below.

Photo Exclusive: Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler and THE PERFORMERS Cast Takes Times Square!
by Walter McBride - September 26, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. The cast and creative team met the press yesterday, and you can check out an exclusive sneak peek of the whole team outside of the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square below.

FREEZE FRAME Exclusive: Cheyenne Jackson, Henry Winkler and THE PERFORMERS Cast Takes Times Square!
by Walter McBride - September 25, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today, and you can check out a sneak peek of the whole team outside of the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square below. Be sure to check back later for full photo coverage!

STAGE TUBE: Check Out Alicia Silverstone and Dan Stevens in the VAMPS Trailer!
by Stage Tube - September 24, 2012

Director of Clueless, Amy Heckerling, and star of Broadway's upcoming show The Performers Alicia Silverstone reunite in Vamps, a cheeky, fresh comedy about two eternally young party girls navigating the dating world in the Big City. Silverstone plays Goody, a NYC vampire, opposite Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens (also headed to Broadway in The Heiress) as Joey, the love interest of Goody's best friend Stacy (Krysten Ritter). Watch the trailer below!

Up on the Marquee: THE PERFORMERS
by Jennifer Broski - September 19, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. The marquee just went up at the Longacre, and you can check out photos below!

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE PERFORMERS- Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, Henry Winkler, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - September 12, 2012

Produced by Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz, THE PERFORMERS cast includes Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber with Alicia Silverstone and Henry Winkler. David West Read's new romantic comedy will begin preview performances on Broadway October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released publicity shots of the cast below!

Photo Flash: Sexy New Artwork Released for THE PERFORMERS!
by Nicole Rosky - September 7, 2012

THE PERFORMERS will begin preview performances October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH RANDY RAINBOW - Ep. 12 - An Elaine Stritch Lip-Sync, THE PERFORMERS, ANNIE & More!
by Randy Rainbow - September 4, 2012

It's time for episode twelve of BWW's newest exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this week's episode, Randy lip-syncs to 'Elaine Stritch at Liberty' and gives updates from the Chewing the Scenery Newsdesk about some of his favorite picks for the upcoming fall Broadway season: THE PERFORMERS (Cheyenne Jackson as a porn star-hallelujah!) and ANNIE (with a 'Tomorrow' weather report serenade). Click below to watch episode 12!

THE PERFORMERS' Henry Winkler Will Return to Netflix's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Henry Winkler, set to star in the upcoming Broadway production The Performers, will return as the Bluth family's lawyer for Arrested Development's season four on Netflix.

Alicia Silverstone to Join Cheyenne Jackson and Henry Winkler in THE PERFORMERS; Opening Set for 11/14
by Nicole Rosky - August 22, 2012

Producers Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz just announced that Alicia Silverstone is joining Cheyenne Jackson, Ari Graynor, Daniel Breaker, Jenni Barber and Henry Winkler in THE PERFORMERS, completing the cast of David West Read's new Broadway comedy. THE PERFORMERS will begin preview performances October 23 prior to its official opening night November 14 at the Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48 St.) in New York City.

Tickets for THE PERFORMERS, Starring Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson, Go on Sale Today, Aug 13
by BWW Special Coverage - August 13, 2012

Tickets to THE PERFORMERS-the new Broadway comedy by David West Read-go on sale via Telecharge today, August 13 it has been announced by the play's producers Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling Telecharge at 212 239 6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.

Tickets for THE PERFORMERS, Starring Henry Winkler and Cheyenne Jackson, Go On Sale August 13
by Kelsey Denette - August 6, 2012

Tickets to THE PERFORMERS -- the new Broadway comedy by David West Read -- will go on sale via Telecharge on Monday, August 13 it has been announced by the play's producers Robyn Goodman, Scott M. Delman and Amanda Lipitz. Patrons can purchase tickets by calling Telecharge at 212 239 6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.

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