Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - A coffee shop in New York
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
From America's master of Contemporary Broadway Comedy, here is another revealing comedy behind the scenes in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary "Polish Tea Room" on New York's 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities washed-up and on-the-rise, gather to schmooz even as they lose. This touching valentine to New York offers great acting roles as Neil Simon continues his exploration of the foibles and funny in the human comedy.
"The play may have the rat-a-tat pace of a Marx Brothers movie, but it exists not to create Groucho-like anarchy but to weave fractured lives into healing harmony." – The New York Times, Read More
"A warm-spirited tribute... a theatrical valentine." – Variety, Read More
"With a handsome, well-acted production and plenty of Simon zingers, there's much to enjoy." – CurtainUp, Read More
45 Seconds from Broadway was first presented on Broadway by Emanuel Azenberg, Ira Pittelman, James Nederlander, Scott Nederlander, and Keven McCollum at the Richard Rogers Theatre on November 11, 2001. It was directed by Jerry Zaks.