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Well - 2006 - Broadway


“I wanted to crawl right into her skin, and I couldn't push her far enough away.”

Noted solo performer Lisa has written her first multi-character play, a riff on her and her mother Ann’s knotty history with chronic illness. But as she presents her story, nothing goes to plan. Ann won’t stay put in her recliner. The chorus can’t keep track of their scenes. Childhood nemesis Lori Jones keeps popping up. As Lisa struggles to maintain control of the show and herself, she confronts her greatest fear: turning into her mother


Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes with one intermission

Longacre Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
220 West 48th Street


by Ben Peltz - June 28, 2011
While Shakespeare's canon includes many couples whose relationships are of questionable health - Kate and Petruchio, Beatrice and Benedick, Mr. and Mrs. Scottish - few are as discomfortingly mismatched as the lead pair of All's Well That Ends Well.
by Kristin Salaky - September 18, 2009
Some seasons back Peter O'Toole starred in a venture titled Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell, where he portrayed the London journalist whose 'Low Life' column in The Spectator chronicled his alcohol-fueled adventures among the town's Bohemians. When the festivities interfered with his ability to meet a deadline, the title phrase would appear in the space normally occupied by his scribblings. Those in the know... well, they knew.
by Kristin Salaky - May 23, 2009
Let me put it this way... If Spring Awakening was the kind of show that made you feel good about the future of the American musical, I'd say there's a fine chance you'll enjoy Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version. On the other hand, if you couldn't for the life of you stand one moment of Spring Awakening, or at the very least was of the humble opinion that it was far from the ground-breaking musical theatre revolution so many proclaimed it to be, I'd say there's a very good chance you will looooooooooooooove Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: The Concert Version.
by Kristin Salaky - October 22, 2008
In today's Michael Riedel column, Harold Prince very nicely sums up his view on the state of the Broadway musical:
by Michael Dale - June 16, 2008
'We are not here to tell the life story of Cole Porter,' Mark Nadler advised the Town Hall audience last Monday night. 'There are two excessively mediocre films for that. Indeed, if there was any educational value A Swell Party: RSVP Cole Porter, Nadler and K.T. Sullivan's return engagement of their dynamite Algonquin Oak Room tribute playing a one-nighter on what would be the golden child of Peru, Indiana's 117th birthday, it was in how to find unexpected shadings in songs we've known and loved forever.
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2007
The 2006 Tony Award-Nominated comedy Well arrives to the Arena Stage, running September 14 to October 14 in the Fichandler. The press opening performance is Thursday, September 20 at 8PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2006
Catch scenes from Dr. Dolittle right now on!
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2006
National Public Radio's feature on Lisa Kron's play Well is now available on NPR's website. The feature originally aired on Saturday, April 1 on NPR's Weekend Addition; site visitors can listen to the feature as well as unaired interview footage with Kron and director Leigh Silverman
by Ben Strothmann - April 2, 2006
BroadwayWorld was at the Hard Rock Cafe on March 30th as Lisa Kron's Well celebrated its opening night at the Longacre Theatre
by Walter McBride - March 31, 2006
An all-star crowd attended the opening night of 'Well' at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. March 30, 2006.
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2006
WELL, a new comedy, will open on Broadway tonight, March 30.
by Ben Strothmann - March 30, 2006
Rosie O'Donnell visited the cast of Broadway's 'Well' March 29, 2006.
by BWW News Desk - March 9, 2006
Jayne Houdyshell was awarded a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Female Supporting Performance earlier today for her work in the American Conservatory Theater's production of WELL.
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2006
The box office opened today for Well, the Lisa Kron play opening on Broadway on March 30th
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2006
The official website for WELL, a new comedy written by Lisa Kron and directed by Leigh Silverman, is now live at
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2006
Joining the previously announced Lisa Kron and Jayne Houdyshell in WELL on Broadway will be Daniel Breaker, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, John Hoffman and Christina Kirk.
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2005
WELL, the critically-acclaimed play written by Lisa Kron and directed by Leigh Silverman, will open on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) on March 30, 2006.