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The Waverly Gallery - 2018 - Broadway


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.


John Golden Theatre

(New York, NY)
252 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Waverly Gallery

Review: Elaine May Might Break Your Heart in ‘Waverly Gallery’ - New York Times
"The Waverly Gallery" is very much a group portrait, in which everyday life is distorted to the point of surrealism by the addled soul at its center. And Ms. Neugebauer has assembled a dream cast to embody the collective madness that seems to descend on those closest to Gladys.

Elaine May Endures the Ravages of Alzheimer’s in ‘The Waverly Gallery’ - Daily Beast
But all the characters are set on a rinse-and-repeat sequence of impatience and anguish, which is very real when it comes to caring for a loved-one suffering from Alzheimer's but adds up to a hollow-feeling act of theatre that isn't sure if it wants its audience to laugh or cry, before queasily opting for both.


The Waverly Gallery Broadway Cast


by BWW News Desk - 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.
by Stage Tube - 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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2018
The Waverly Gallery just opened on Broadway last night, October 25, 2018. Check out photos of the cast in action below!
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!
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.
by Review Roundups - October 25, 2018
The legendary Elaine May makes her official return to Broadway tonight in The Waverly Gallery!
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2018
Meet Michael Cera with 2 house seats to The Waverly Gallery.
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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.' 
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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.