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The Waverly Gallery - 2018 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More


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 (Broadway)

About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
252 West 45th St.

Featured Reviews For The Waverly Gallery

The Waverly Gallery - TimeOut NY
The Waverly Gallery forces us to deal with the walking memento mori that Gladys has become, but in a way that never seems cruel. Infuriating though she often is, it's impossible to hate her, and the casting of May, in her return to the Broadway stage after more than half a century, works brilliantly. She is funny and warm and she's familiar, which helps fill in some of the play's emotional blanks: Our affection and respect for this titan of American comedy spills over into how we respond to her character.

'The Waverly Gallery' review: Elaine May returns to Broadway with a raw, realistic performance - Newsday
The drama here (the play was a Pulitzer finalist when first produced in 2000) gets its strength from the fine performances and from the horrific reality of a situation far too many of us know well. Like so many who've been there, this family is crippled by the lack of acceptable options for their loved one. Acting as narrator, as he's done throughout, Daniel suggests that loving each other so much means you have to keep trying, even if you know you won't prevail. "It makes you think," he concludes, "it must be worth a lot to be alive." Well said.


The Waverly Gallery Broadway Cast


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.
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 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!
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 Stephi Wild - 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 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.' 
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 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.