The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves


THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES

Number of Previews: 21
Number of Performances: 72
First Preview : April 4, 2011
Opening Night : April 25, 2011
Closing Night : Jun 25, 2011

Opening Night Cast
Edie Falco (Bananas Shaughnessy)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Bunny Flingus)
Ben Stiller (Artie Shaughnessy)
Christopher Abbott (Ronnie Shaughnessy)
Susan Bennett (Second Nun)
Jimmy Davis (Policeman)
Halley Feiffer (Little Nun)
Mary Beth Hurt (Head Nun)
Alison Pill (Corrinna Stroller)
Thomas Sadoski (Billy Einhorn)
Tally Sessions (White Man)



OVERVIEW

In THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Ben Stiller is Artie Shaugnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter, who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife (Edie Falco), an impatient girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES is a satirical take on celebrity, religion and the frequent merging of the two.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

PRODUCTION REVIEWS

“Edie Falco is transfixing. A luminous force.“

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“A modern masterpiece. The best show of the season.”

The Wall Street Journal
“An insanely funny comedy. Sets the bar for smart comic lunacy.”

Variety

“Ben Stiller is electrifying.”

Pat Collins, Fox 5

AWARDS

2011 Drama Desk Award®

  • Outstanding Actress in a Play
  • CREDITS

    Opening Night Production Credits

    Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Jordan Roth: President; Paul Libin: Executive Vice President; Jack Viertel: Senior Vice President)

    Produced by Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jean Doumanian, Mary Lu Roffe/Susan Gallin/Rodger Hess, The Araca Group, Scott M. Delman, Roy Furman, Ruth Hendel, Jon B. Platt and Sonia Friedman Productions/Scott Landis

    Written by John Guare

    Directed by David Cromer; Assistant Director: Michael Padden

    Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Brian MacDevitt; Sound Design by Fitz Patton and Josh Schmidt; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Moving Light Programmer: Timothy F. Rogers; Associate Scenic Design: Christine Peters and Lauren Alvarez; Associate Costume Design: Moria Clinton; Associate Lighting Design: Jennifer Schriever; Associate Sound Design: Joshua Reid and Joanna Lynne Staub

    General Manager: Stuart Thompson Productions and Marshall B. Purdy; Company Manager: Chris Morey

    Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Barclay Stiff; Stage Manager: Kelly Beaulieu

    Casting: MelCap Casting; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: aka; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Dialect Coach: Howard Samuelsohn; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.

    Opening Night Cast

    Edie Falco (Bananas Shaughnessy), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Bunny Flingus), Ben Stiller (Artie Shaughnessy), Christopher Abbott (Ronnie Shaughnessy), Susan Bennett (Second Nun), Jimmy Davis (Policeman), Halley Feiffer (Little Nun), Mary Beth Hurt (Head Nun), Alison Pill (Corrinna Stroller), Thomas Sadoski (Billy Einhorn), Tally Sessions (White Man)

    Understudies: Susan Bennett (Bunny Flingus), Jim Bracchitta (Artie Shaughnessy), Jimmy Davis (Ronnie Shaughnessy), Katie Kreisler (Bananas Shaughnessy, Head Nun, Second Nun), Amelia McClain (Corrinna Stroller, Little Nun), Tally Sessions (Billy Einhorn).


    PHOTO GALLERY

    Photos

    ‘Lady Day,’ Starring Tony Winner Audra McDonald, Now in Profits

    The producers of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, are…

    Read more

    ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Celebrates 26 Years with Mask Contest

    Do you have an artistic side you’ve been dying to show the world? Set it free with the Phantom: The Art of the Mask Contest. The Phantom of the Opera…

    Read more

    Final Two Weeks to See Sutton Foster in ‘Violet’

    Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of…

    Read more

    July 28 – 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park 2014

    The best of Broadway will be presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this…

    Read more

    Rehearsals Begin Today for ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

    Rehearsals begin today, Monday, July 28 for the National Theatre production…

    Read more

    Broadway Grosses July 21 – July 27, 2014

    Broadway’s Best Shows knows that you want to see the best of the best! To…

    Read more

    ‘Cinderella’ Announces National Tour Casting

    Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional…

    Read more

    ‘Of Mice and Men’ Closes; Revival to be National Theatre’s First Live Broadway Screening

    The smash hit revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men played its final performance on Sunday, July 27, 2014 after shattering the house record…

    Read more

    ‘Newsies’ Offering Special Lottery Tickets in Celebration of Final Weeks on Broadway

    In celebration of Newsies final weeks on Broadway, the Tony Award® winning “Critics’ Pick,” is pleased to announce that a limited number of tickets…

    Read more

    Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Return to Broadway’s ‘Pippin’

    The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical Pippin are thrilled to announce that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and…

    Read more

    Broadway Cast Album of ‘Lady Day’ Debuts at #1 in Broadway and Jazz

    PS Classics’ Original Broadway Cast Recording of Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill topped four of…

    Read more

    MTC Announces Complete Broadway Casting for ‘The Country House’

    Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce complete Broadway casting for the world…

    Read more

    Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Announces Final Performance Date

    The world premiere production of the new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas…

    Read more

    Upcoming Broadway Comedy Seeking Submissions for “You Kept it With You” Sweepstakes

    Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s Pulitzer Prize winning play You Can’t Take It With You, which will be returning to Broadway…

    Read more
    © Copyright - Broadway's Best Shows - SITE MAP PRIVACY POLICY PARTNERS CONTACT US | 180 West 58 St. New York, NY 10019