Venue Details

89 Star Starred
Second Stage - Tony Kiser Theatre
305 West 43rd St. New York, NY 10036
212-246-4422
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Reviews & Ratings

52 ratings
3.6 average rating
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31 events
18 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 26 2010

Very funny and smart writing. A steal at this price and will likely skyrocket.
Lithgow is in his element.

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1 review
7 stars
attended Feb 07 2010

I enjoyed the performances considerably, more than the piece. It was not up to Douglas Carter Beane's best, I think. John is always superb, regardless of the material. But I do believe Jennifer gave an equally wonderful performance. Do you...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 26 2010

One joke extended over 2 hours. Cleverly written, as expected, but runs out of laughs as it runs down an arc of diminishing return. John Lithgow - a master of farce, timing and generous support to a sadly miscast Jennifer Ehle, in a production...continued

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http://www.2st.com/component/option,com_plays/task,viewPlay/id,130

Quotes & Highlights

“A riotous deep dive into the shallow waters of gossip… media-savvy urbanites will savor every crazy morsel.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Extremely funny… wickedly entertaining” —Bergen Record
“Douglas Carter Beane is a brilliantly funny writer.” —_New York Observer _
“John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle are having a blast.” —Gothamist

Description

Meet gossip columnists Mr. and Mrs. Fitch. When the social circuit no longer provides juicy morsels, they find that great celebrity can appear out of thin air. Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s (The Little Dog Laughed, Xanadu) wicked new comedy is a scathing look at who is in, who is out and who may not even exist at all.

About the Ticket Supplier: Second Stage Theatre

Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give ‘second stagings’ to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. Since then, Second Stage has evolved from a small theatre into an Off-Broadway institution dedicated to developing plays, artists and audiences. Second Stage Theatre gives new life to contemporary American plays through ‘second stagings;’ provides emerging authors with their Off-Broadway debuts; and produces world premieres by America’s most respected playwrights. Through both the production of new plays and long-term residencies that focus on artistic process rather than product, artists find a supportive environment in which to try new roles, production designs and writing techniques. Audiences are an essential factor in program development at Second Stage Theatre, which is nationally known for its dedication to building future audiences by educating teens about the art of contemporary theatre and encouraging their participation in the cultural life of New York City. For nearly three decades, Second Stage Theatre productions have launched the successful careers of numerous directors, actors, playwrights and artists, many of whom regularly return to work at Second Stage. The company’s mission also has expanded to the commissioning of a body of multigenerational plays; the creation of a training base for young directors and a home base for mid-career directors; and the development of educational projects that are integrated with the ongoing artistic work at the theatre.