Noises Off on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Noises Off Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play - Revival
  • Noises Off is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: December 17, 2015
  • Show Opened : January 14, 2016
  • Show Closed: March 13, 2016

Noises Off is a hilarious comedic farce that is being revived on Broadway as part of the Roundabout Theatre Company’s season. The play takes place in three acts, where each act is actually Act One of the play within the play, called Nothing On. The first act takes place at the dress rehearsal, the second act is the same performance on a Wednesday matinee a month later, and the third act is the same performance near the end of the run over two months later.

Noises Off on Broadway Background

Noises Off was written by Michael Frayn (Democracy, Copenhagen, Wild Honey, Benefactors) in 1982, when it premiered at London’s Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in the West End. The Broadway premiere took place in 1983 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and it was also revived on Broadway in 2001 at that same theatre.

The 2015 revival marks the third time this show comes to Broadway. This production is directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall Parts One and Two), an accomplished British director who has only recently made his Broadway directorial debut. This production of Noises Off stars Andrea Martin as Dotty; Martin recently gave a phenomenal performance in the revival of Pippin, playing Berthe, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. Audiences were amazed that at age 67, she was able to sing the beloved song “No Time at All” from a circus ring suspended from the ceiling.

What's Noises Off Like?

The show premiers at the American Airlines Theatre on December 17, 2015, and official opening night is scheduled for January 14, 2016. Noises Off is a classic meta-theatrical British farce. Michael Frayn reportedly came up with the idea for the show when he was rehearsing a different farce of his, and felt that the back story for the mounting of the play was more interesting than the play itself. Therefore, he wrote Noises Off to shed light on this hilarity. The comedy stems from the subtle changes in comedic performance, as well as the offstage personalities of the actors, culminating in a hilarious slapstick display.

Is Noises Off Good for Kids?

Yes, the show is most appropriate for children over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 740
Entrance: 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre Seating Chart

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Noises Off Marquee

Cast Members

Dotty Otley
Andrea Martin
Poppy Norton-Taylor
Tracee Chimo
Selson Mowbray
Daniel Davis
Lloyd Dallas
Campbell Scott
Belinda Blair
Kate Jennings Grant
Garry Lejeune
David Furr
Tim Allgood
Rob McClure
Brooke Ashton
Megan Hilty
Frederick Fellowes
Jeremy Shamos


Roundabout Theatre Company

Production Credits

Jeremy Herrin
Costume Design
Michael Krass
Lighting Design
Jane Cox
Sound Design
Christopher Cronin
Michael Frayn
Production Stage Manager
Billy Barnes

Creative Team

General Manager
Denise Cooper at Roundabout Theatre Company
Company Manager
Carly DiFulvio Allen at Roundabout Theatre Company
Casting Director
Jim Carnahan at Roundabout Theatre Company
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