Hecht & MacArthur's The Front Page on Broadway - Tickets - Show Summary - Photos
Show Summary - The Front Page on Broadway The Front Page is a classic comedy about a newspaper reporter and editor who end up hiding an escaped prisoner for the sake of scoring a story. Meanwhile, it has not been seen on Broadway for 30 years. For all of these reasons, this production is not to be missed. Written by Chicago reporters turned entertainers Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, the play first premiered on Broadway in 1928 starring Osgood Perkins and Lee Tracy, and was declared an immediate hit. It ran for 278 performances, which was an exceedingly long run at the time, and was widely considered one of the best plays of the period. The fast-paced dialogue and relatable setting have allowed the play to stand the test of time. It has since been revived on Broadway four times, with this present revival being the fifth. In 1946, the lead roles were played by Arnold Moss and Lew Parker. In May 1969, Robert Ryan and Bert Convy took up the challenge, and then the duo returned for an additional revival from October 1969 to February 1970. Most recently, Lincoln Center revived the play in 1986, starring John Lithgow and Richard Thomas. It has also been adapted into several films. The 2016 revival is directed by Jack O’Brien (whose extensive directorial credits include It’s Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Hairspray, and The Coast of Utopia), and produced by Scott Rudin (whose other credits this spring season alone include Shuffle Along…, The Crucible, Blackbird, The Humans, and The Book of Mormon).
Noteworthy Dates For The Front Page Previews Begin: 09/20/16
Show Opens: 10/20/16
Show Closes: 02/05/17
Number of Performances: 8 Performances per week
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What Is The Front Page Like? This show stars an extraordinary cast made up of Nathan Lane (It’s Only a Play, The Producers), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Rabbit Hole), John Goodman (“Roseanne,” Waiting for Godot), Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), Rosemary Harris (The Road to Mecca, The Royal Family), & Sherie Rene Scott (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Everyday Rapture). The creative team is one of the most experienced and respected on Broadway, and director Jack O’Brien has collaborated with lead actor Nathan Lane several times in the past, including Lane’s last two Broadway outings: It’s Only a Play & The Nance. Producer Scott Rudin is known for putting together the most splendid pairing of quality material with an incredibly talented cast & creative team. The Front Page is a classic of American theatre that has been delighting audiences for nearly a century.
Is The Front Page Good for Kids? Yes, this show is best for children over the age of 8. Children under the age of 4 will not be permitted in the theatre
Nathan Lane plays Walter Burns
John Slattery plays Hildy Johnson
Sherie Rene Scott
Show Duration: Front Page runs for 2 hours and 45 minutes, including 2 intermissions.
Ben Hecht + Charles MacArthur (Book)
Staff and Creative Team:
General Manager: Joey Parnes Productions LLC
Casting Director: Caparelliotis Casting Press Agent: Philip Rinaldi Publicity
Play - Revival
Jack O'Brien (Direction)
Douglas Schmidt (Scenic Design)
Ann Roth (Costume Design)
Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design)
Scott Lehrer (Sound Design)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Broadhurst Theatre is located at:
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249-253 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
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224 W 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.