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The Performers - 2012 - Broadway Tickets, News, 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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Innocents Abroad in a Land of Naked Ambition - New York Times
“The Performers” offers proof positive that it’s possible to talk real dirty and still be the squarest show in town. Even in a season featuring two works by a king of Anglo-Saxon expletives like David Mamet, this comedy by David West Read may well clock the most obscenities per minute of any play on Broadway. Nonetheless Mr. Read’s perky account of innocents in porn land, centered on a film awards presentation in Las Vegas, feels like a throwback to the more discreetly risqué entertainments of 40 and 50 years ago. Though its author is only 29, “The Performers” is like an early Neil Simon farcewith an X-rated vocabulary, or a blue-tongued episode of the smirky but sentimental TV series “Love American Style.”…Mandrew’s wife and sometime co-star, Peeps...is played by Ari Graynor, who turns out to be Mr. Jackson’s ideal comic match. In endowing cartoon characters, whose punch lines are visible long before they land, with something like sincerity and spontaneity, these two work wonders. Unfortunately, with “The Performers,” wonders soon cease.

Theater review: ‘The Performers’ - NY Daily News
There are huge boobs in the porn-themed play “The Performers,” which opened Wednesday at the Longacre. That’s not only a reference to one character’s Double-G fake jugs, but to all the dimwits dreamed up by playwright David West Read. Everyone in the limp comedy hails from the planet Stupid. Nothing wrong with that, but it takes real smarts to make dumb people funny. A string of easy puns and double entendres and faux XX-film titles like “Spontaneass” aren’t enough to elevate this beyond a raunchy extended skit. Don’t read that as prudishness. It’s disappointment that in his Broadway debut, Read (“The Dream of the Burning Boy”) comes up with so few surprises.


 



 

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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.
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
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!
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!
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...
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
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!
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!

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What productions of The Performers have there been?
The Performers has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2012.