Venue Details

84 Star Starred
Soho Playhouse- Mainstage
15 Vandam Street New York City, NY 10013
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I wore It's chilly in the small, but cozy theatre..
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189 ratings
4.6 average rating
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82 events
30 reviews
66 stars
attended Aug 02 2013

It was a great show brought my friend Jose and he joined Goldstar we had so much fun. It was like part 2 to the show we saw 6 years ago. I hope they make a part 3.

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World Traveler Red Velvet
28 events
26 reviews
52 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Show reinforces how difficult it is to beat an alcohol problem. If you know anyone with such issue, this show will remind you of that person and the millions like him/her. Well performed.

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23 events
8 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 20 2013

Great play, great story, great acting

Little cold in a theatre

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http://billwanddrbob.com/

Quotes & Highlights

“The miraculous story, beautifully told, of the men who named the disease and created the cure.” —Martin Sheen
“Sharp performances and a purpose-driven script (that captures the humor of the human experience) make this a satisfying revival.” —The New York Times

Description

This acclaimed play about the two title characters, the men who founded Alcoholics Anonymous, is returning in a new production directed by Seth Gordon. This stirring and surprisingly humorous play by Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey portrays their meeting and friendship and chronicles the beginnings of A.A. by the stockbroker Bill Wilson and the surgeon Dr. Bob Smith and the founding of Al Anon by their wives Lois and Anne. After being diagnosed as an incurable alcoholic, failed stockbroker Bill Wilson thought the way to fully recover, after previous attempts, was to speak with a fellow alcoholic. During a trip to Akron, Wilson called a clergyman and asked for the name of a local alcoholic to speak to, which led him to respected surgeon Bob Smith. They met the night of May 12, 1935, in the living room of Akron matron Henrietta Sieberling and spoke for six hours straight. This was the first AA meeting and within a month, the support group was founded.