Vanities 1976

Opened: January 15, 1976
Closing: February 01, 1976

Vanities - 1976 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th Aves) New York, NY 10036

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Broadway Buying Guide: April 10, 2023
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Review Roundup: VANITIES at York Theatre Company
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 31, 2023

The York Theatre Company is presenting Vanities-The Musical, with book by Jack Heifner, music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, music direction by Deborah Abramson, and choreography by Shannon Lewis. The show is directed by Will Pomerantz. Check out reviews!

CAPS-NH to Present VANITIES at Hatbox Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2023

Creative Ambitions Performance Studio of NH (CAPS-NH) – a brand-new professional theatre company in the Granite State – will present its premiere production at Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH.

IN THE HEIGHTS, HARRY POTTER & More Come to HBO Max This June
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 20, 2021

The Warner Bros. Pictures film fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda’s kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu’s lively and authentic eye for storytelling that captures a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

Bonnie Milligan & Natalie Walker, Betsy Wolfe, and More Highlight Next Month at 54 Below
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

BWW Review: VANITIES at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Jul 2, 2019

'Vanities' traces the lives of three Texas high school cheerleaders, as their personalities diverge in five-year increments, ending in 1974.

BWW Reviews: VANITIES, the Musical at Theatre Lab, Gimmie a T for Tumultuous!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Apr 13, 2015

Pompoms, popularity, sorority life and a mid-life crisis are just the tip of the iceberg in VANITIES, the musical. VANITIES, a play by Jack Heifner, opened Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in New York in 1976. The cast included Kathy Bates as Joanne, Jane Galloway as Kathy and Susan Merson as Mary. In 1981, the play was taped and televised on HBO starring Annette O'Toole, Meredith Baxter Birney and Shelley Hack. Needless to say, this script is powerful. The musical was adapted by Jack Heifner with music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum. When a popular play is transformed into a musical, I am doubtful, but this musical had its moments.

Heather Tom to Star in VANITIES at Parker Playhouse, 3/26-30
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 31, 2013

Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo will present five-time Emmy Award-winner Heather Tom in Vanities directed by John J. Castonia. Tickets go on sale January 10, 2014 for the acclaimed Jack Heifner play, which is part of the WinterStage Season at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from March 26-30, 2014.

Bay Street Players Present VANITIES, Opening 2/3
by Kelsey Denette - Jan 29, 2013

Vanities, the laugh-out-loud comedy about the friendship among three small town girls coming of age in the 1960s and '70s, opens at the State Theatre in downtown Eustis on February 3 and runs for three consecutive Sunday nights through February 17. This bittersweet comedy by Jack Heifner is an astute, snapshot-sharp chronicle of the lives of the three young women as they prepare to graduate from high school, navigate college, and launch out into the wide world. It is the story of the nature of friendship and how it can change through time. BSP's production is directed by David Clevinger and includes the talent of Stephanie Kuzicki, Mariah Lester and SaraJane Olson.

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Presents VANITIES, Closes 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre announce the Northwest premiere of Vanities: A New Musical, closing at ACT on May 1, 2011.

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Presents VANITIES, 2/4-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre are proud to announce the Northwest premiere of Vanities: A New Musical, running at ACT from February 4 to May 1, 2011. With a book by Jack Heifner (who wrote the original play on which the musical is based) and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, Vanities: A New Musical focuses on the friendship of three women who journey from high school innocence in the early '60s of the Kennedy era to maturity in the 'me-centered' ‘80s. As the story moves across the decades, their relationship is tested both by the world and each other.

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Presents VANITIES, 2/4-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre are proud to announce the Northwest premiere of Vanities: A New Musical, running at ACT from February 4 to May 1, 2011. With a book by Jack Heifner (who wrote the original play on which the musical is based) and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, Vanities: A New Musical focuses on the friendship of three women who journey from high school innocence in the early '60s of the Kennedy era to maturity in the 'me-centered' ‘80s. As the story moves across the decades, their relationship is tested both by the world and each other.

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Presents VANITIES, 2/4-5/1
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 26, 2011

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre are proud to announce the Northwest premiere of Vanities: A New Musical, running at ACT from February 4 to May 1, 2011. With a book by Jack Heifner (who wrote the original play on which the musical is based) and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, Vanities: A New Musical focuses on the friendship of three women who journey from high school innocence in the early '60s of the Kennedy era to maturity in the 'me-centered' ‘80s. As the story moves across the decades, their relationship is tested both by the world and each other.

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Presents VANITIES, 2/4-5/1
by Kelsey Denette - Jan 19, 2011

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre are proud to announce the Northwest premiere of Vanities: A New Musical, running at ACT from February 4 to May 1, 2011. With a book by Jack Heifner (who wrote the original play on which the musical is based) and music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum, Vanities: A New Musical focuses on the friendship of three women who journey from high school innocence in the early '60s of the Kennedy era to maturity in the 'me-centered' ‘80s. As the story moves across the decades, their relationship is tested both by the world and each other.

5th's Spotlight Night Held Monday, Features Vanities and Next To Normal 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

On Monday January 10, the 5th Avenue Theatre continues its popular Spotlight Night series with a look at two upcoming productions, featuring interviews with the shows' creators and live performances by some of Seattle's premiere talent.

5th's Spotlight Night Held Monday, Features Vanities and Next To Normal 1/10
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 7, 2011

On Monday January 10, the 5th Avenue Theatre continues its popular Spotlight Night series with a look at two upcoming productions, featuring interviews with the shows' creators and live performances by some of Seattle's premiere talent.

Ilika, Johnson, & Wildrick Cast in 5th Avenue/ACT VANITIES
by Nicolas Coburn - Aug 2, 2010

The casting of Vanities: A New Musical, a co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Theatre running at ACT from February 4 to May 1, 2011, was announced today.

Roundabout's THE GLASS MENAGERIE Closes 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Long Wharf Theatre is pleased to announce the full company for Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein with Patch Darragh (Tom Wingfield), two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Ivey (Amanda Wingfield), Keira Keeley (Laura Wingfield), Michael Mosley (Jim O'Connor).

Ivey, Darragh, Keeley & Mosley Open Roundabout's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Long Wharf Theatre is pleased to announce the full company for Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein with Patch Darragh (Tom Wingfield), two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Ivey (Amanda Wingfield), Keira Keeley (Laura Wingfield), Michael Mosley (Jim O'Connor).

Judith Ivey, Patch Darragh, Keira Keeley & Michael Mosley Set for Roundabout's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Long Wharf Theatre is pleased to announce the full company for Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein with Patch Darragh (Tom Wingfield), two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Ivey (Amanda Wingfield), Keira Keeley (Laura Wingfield), Michael Mosley (Jim O'Connor).

Ivey Led THE GLASS MENAGERIE To Play At Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre, Previews Begin 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with Long Wharf Theatre presents Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein with Patch Darragh (Tom Wingfield), two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Ivey (Amanda Wingfield), Keira Keeley (Laura Wingfield).

Judith Ivey, Patch Darragh, Keira Keeley & Michael Mosley Set for Roundabout's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Jessica Lewis - Jan 12, 2010

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Long Wharf Theatre is pleased to announce the full company for Tennessee Williams' play The Glass Menagerie, directed by Gordon Edelstein with Patch Darragh (Tom Wingfield), two-time Tony® Award winner Judith Ivey (Amanda Wingfield), Keira Keeley (Laura Wingfield), Michael Mosley (Jim O'Connor).

VANITIES: A NEW MUSICAL Cast Recording Gets December 15 Release
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

The original cast recording of 'Vanities: A New Musical' will be released on December 15. The recording is produced by Joel Moss, and will feature Lauren Kennedy, Sarah Stiles, and Anneliese van der Pol. 'Vanities: A New Musical' is based on the original play 'Vanities' by Jack Heifner. Book by Jack Heifner; Music & Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum.

Review - Vanities: Who's That Woman?
by Kristin Salaky - Aug 2, 2009

A good musical will often send audience members out of the theatre wanting to pick up a copy of the cast album. But the new musical version of Jack Heifner's 1976 Off-Broadway hit, Vanities, might send more than a few attendees to the public library to read a copy of the playscript, or at least hope for a full-on revival of the musical's source.

Cook, Williams, Kritzer and Arden Will Sing SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM for Roundabout Broadway Premiere
by Eddie Varley - Oct 1, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to have Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine return to Studio 54 with Sondheim on Sondheim, a new original Broadway musical starring Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams, Michael Arden & Leslie Kritzer. Music & lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, conceived & directed by James Lapine. Sondheim on Sondheim will begin previews on March 19th, 2010 and open officially April 22nd, 2010 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). This will be a limited engagement through Sunday, June 13th, 2010.

Vanities FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Vanities has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1976 and Off-Broadway which opened in 1976.
Vanities has been nominated for the Outstanding New Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for Jack Heifner.

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