The Waverly Gallery 2018

Ages: 13+
Opened: October 25, 2018
Closing: January 27, 2019

The Waverly Gallery - 2018 - Broadway History , Info & More

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)
252 West 45th St. New York, NY

A powerfully poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother's final battle against Alzheimer's disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.


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BWW Review: Elaine May Returns To Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan's Touching and Humorous THE WAVERLY GALLERY
8 / 10

Similar to Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Lonergan's touching and humorous piece is a memory play, with the young Daniel occasionally narrating the story to the audience. For twenty-eight years the widowed Gladys has been running a small art gallery attached to a hotel across from Washington Square. It's never done great business, but the owner thought it attracted passers-by. Now he's decided to convert the place into a cafe and has given Gladys two months' notice.

Theater Review: Elaine May Keeps It Together While Falling Apart in The Waverly Gallery
8 / 10

The play tells us that we should remember Gladys's story, but doesn't take advantage of the infinite potential of its form in the telling of it. There are lots of things we should remember, from flossing to giving to charities, but what makes us remember theater is revelation. By confining itself to a familiar box, even an expertly rendered one, The Waverly Gallery ends up feeling smaller than it should, especially when its very mission is to see the world in a grain of sand. Even in the sensitive hands of its actors, especially May and Allen, it's an affecting play, but not a revelatory one.

THE WAVERLY GALLERY Takes Final Broadway Bow Today
by Nicole Rosky - January 27, 2019


The Waverly Gallery, which opened on Broadway on October 25, at the John Golden Theatre, will conclude its limited engagement today, January 27, 2019, after 108 performances and 32 previews.

VIDEO: Lucas Hedges Talks to Seth Meyers About His Broadway Debut in THE WAVERLY GALLERY
by Kaitlin Milligan - November 6, 2018


Lucas Hedges was a guest on last night's episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.' During the interview, Hedges talks about his Broadway debut in The Waverly Gallery, what Joel Edgerton was like on the set of Boy Erased and working with his own father on a film.

Getting to Know Elaine May, Star of Broadway's THE WAVERLY GALLERY
by Julie Musbach - November 4, 2018


Elaine May might just be the legend you've never heard of. Currently starring in Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery, May has a prolific career backing up her claim to the Broadway stage.

Photo Flash: First Look and Elaine May & Company in THE WAVERLY GALLERY on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - October 26, 2018


The Waverly Gallery just opened on Broadway last night, October 25, 2018. Check out photos of the cast in action below!

Photo Coverage: The Cast of THE WAVERLY GALLERY Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride - October 26, 2018


The legendary Elaine May made her official return to Broadway last night when The Waverly Gallery held its opening night. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night, and you can check out photos of the cast taking their opening night bows below!

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of Elaine May In THE WAVERLY GALLERY On Broadway?
by A.A. Cristi - October 25, 2018


The legendary Elaine May makes her official return to Broadway tonight in The Waverly Gallery!

BWW Review: Elaine May Returns To Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan's Touching and Humorous THE WAVERLY GALLERY
by Michael Dale - October 25, 2018


'The whole neighborhood is changing,' is the oft-repeated melancholy observation of the 85-year-old woman at the center of Kenneth Lonergan's 2001 Pulitzer-finalist, THE WAVERLY GALLERY.

Bid Now to Meet Michael Cera Backstage After THE WAVERLY GALLERY
by Stephi Wild - October 17, 2018


Meet Michael Cera with 2 house seats to The Waverly Gallery.

Meet the Cast of THE WAVERLY GALLERY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - September 25, 2018


Preview performances begin tonight, Tuesday, September 25, for The Waverly Gallery on Broadway! Get to know the cast below!

David Cromer Completes Cast of Kenneth Lonergan's THE WAVERLY GALLERY
by Nicole Rosky - August 9, 2018


BroadwayWorld has just learned that actor and award-winning director David Cromer completes the cast for the Broadway premiere of Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery. Cromer, who won a 2018 Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical for The Band's Visit, will play the role of 'Howard Fine.' 

UP ON THE MARQUEE: THE WAVERLY GALLERY Arrives at the Golden Theater
by Walter McBride - August 3, 2018


The marquee for the new play The Waverly Gallery went up this week. check out photos of the new signage below!

Exclusive: Tony Winner Joan Allen Joins THE WAVERLY GALLERY on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - June 7, 2018


BroadwayWorld has learned that Tony-winner Joan Allen will return to the stage next season joining the starry cast of Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed memory play (and 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist), The Waverly Gallery. 

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The Waverly Gallery - 2018 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2019 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Play Elaine May
2019 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play The Waverly Gallery
2019 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Elaine May
2019 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play The Waverly Gallery
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Play Elaine May
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Joan Allen
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play The Waverly Gallery
2019 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Elaine May
2019 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Kenneth Lonergan

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