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Show Summary - Present Laughter

The director of the 2017 revival of Present Laughter, Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God), called this, Noël Coward’s most personal play. It is the story of Gary Essendine, an actor who is having a midlife crisis as he prepares to go on a tour in Africa. Noël Coward wrote this role for himself, but the producer of Present Laughter, Jujamcyn Theatre President Jordan Roth, said that if he didn’t know that, he’d think the part was written for Kevin Kline. Indeed, Kevin Kline plays this lead part in the present revival of Present Laughter, which marks its sixth Broadway production. The play was written in 1939 and first produced in 1942, with Coward in the lead role. Since then, other great actors have played the part including Ian McKellen, Simon Callow, Peter O’Toole, Albert Finney, Victor Garber and Frank Langella. This revival plays at the St. James Theatre, previously home to Something Rotten!, and which will be the future home of the musical revival of Frozen after a major renovation to the theatre. Kevin Kline is also one of the greatest actors working today. His skills in swashbuckling physical comedy are put to good use in Present Laughter, just as they were in the 1981 production of Pirates of Penzance and the 1978 production of On the Twentieth Century, both of which earned him Tony Awards. He also won an Academy Award for Best Actor for A Fish Called Wanda. With Kline as Essendine, this revival of Present Laughter is an unmissable treat.
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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 03/10/17
Show Opens: 04/05/17
Show Closes: 07/02/17 (Limited Engagement)
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week
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Should You See Present Laughter On Broadway?

Noel Coward Playwright

What Is Present Laughter Like?

This sexual farce is a critique of celebrity, which is especially a propos for this day and age. Interestingly, many of the relationships on which the female characters in the play’s love affairs, were based on real-life homosexual affairs, but needed to be made heterosexual for the stage. The play demonstrates how without the glamour of celebrity, we are left with nothing but ourselves. This portrayal is particularly striking with the tragic character of the comedian who is experiencing anguish while remaining comedic. It is also based on Coward’s firsthand experiences of touring with the British army as an actor and singer during the war, when he traveled to not only Africa, but Europe, Asia and America. Moritz von Stuelpnagel's direction of the comedy Hand to God, brought the show to greatness, traveling from Off-Off-Broadway to earning the Tony Award nomination for Best New Play.

Is Present Laughter Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for children over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Victor Garber and Pamela Jane Gray in Present Laughter 2010
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  • Victor Garber in Present Laughter 2010
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Cast Members:

Kevin Kline as Gary Essendine
Kristine Nielsen as Monica Reed
Ellen Harvey as Miss Erikson
Bhavesh Patel as Roland Maule
Cobie Smulders as Joanna Lyppiatt
Peter Francis James as Henry Lyppiatt
Kate Burton as Liz Essendine
Sandra Shipley and Tedra Millan as Daphne Stillington
Matt Bittner as Fred
Reg Rogers as Morris Dixon

Broadway Theatre:

St. James Theatre
246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
Jujamcyn Theaters

44th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave

St. James Theatre Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:

Present Laughter is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.


Jordan Roth Productions
Spencer Ross
A.C. Orange International
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Production Stage Manager:

James Fitzsimmons

Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Casting Director:
Telsey + Company
Company Director:
Thom Clay at Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Technical Supervisor:
Juniper Street Productions
Advertising Representative:
Serino Coyne


Play - Revival

Production Credits:

Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Direction)
David Zinn (Set Design)
Susan Hilferty (Costume Design)
Justin Townsend (Lighting Design)
Fitz Patton (Sound)
Noël Coward (Book)
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Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the St. James Theater is located at:
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1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 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.