You've Got Hate Mail

by  Billy Van Zandt, Jane Milmore

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

"The perfect bedroom farce...riotously enacted by a five-person ensemble!" - New York Post
"LOL! The audience is guaranteed to do just that - LAUGH OUT LOUD!" - The Star-Ledger

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    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • Accolades


    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A hilarious broadband comedy of errors,You've Got Hate Mail takes an hysterical look at the world on on-line hook-ups and break-ups. In You've Got Hate Mail, love "bytes" all when an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong, thanks to a juicy e-mail sent to the wrong mailbox. The story is told entirely in e-mails from laptop computers, although the play still manages to have an unforgettable chase scene fueled by cell phones and PDAs.
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"The perfect bedroom farce...riotously enacted by a five-person ensemble!" - New York Post

"It doesn't get better than this!" - Show Business

"A wisecracker of epic proportions!" - Huffington Post 

"Outright guffaws!" - Peter Fillichia

"Brilliant!  It doesn't get better than this!" - Malta Times

"A funny play! The verbal zingers fly fast and furious!"- Asbury Park Press

"LOL! The audience is guaranteed to do just that - LAUGH OUT LOUD!" - The Star-Ledger

"Hilarious!  Riotous! I haven't enjoyed theater like this since the days of the late Charles Ludlum and his Ridiculous Theatrical Company! I CAN'T RECOMMEND THIS PLAY ENOUGH!" - Culture Catch

"Behind this very funny theater piece lurk many surprises." - The Huffington Post

"My friend nearly peed herself laughing! Bravo! Bravo!" - 94.5PST

"It's hilarious...The timing is razor-sharp and there's never a lull in the proceedings." -

"A rapid-paced romp with a millennium twist! Hilarious!" - Curtain Up

"You've Got Hate Mail had me doubled-over in my seat, with tears rolling down my face, unable to catch my breath. Now THAT'S the way to laugh!!!" - 94.3 The Point

"This show is hands down, one of my favorites!" - 92.7WOBM

"You've Got Hate to theater as the internet is to interpersonal communications: a revolution in telling a story." - Single Women

"Witty and fast paced, You've Got Hate Mail packs a lot of laughs (and great dialogue) into 80 minutes." - Single Gal in the City

"The dialogue is funny and fast-paced, and each character in the ensemble is equally strong... I laughed my ass off!" - Mommy-Therapist

"Fast-paced jokes, comedic writing and strong performances!" - Theatre Is Easy

"A truly entertaining night...Hilarious fun...Be ready for the laughs...marvelous cabaret-style setting...Work it into a night-out, you'll be happy you did." - Arts & Leisure News


Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Intense Adult Intense Adult Themes
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Various locations in NYC and Connecticut
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)


2m, 3f
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting



Billy Van Zandt

Billy Van Zandt - after starring in a series of his own plays (If you've never seen this clown at work, you should be ashamed of yourself - Asbury Park Press), Billy made his feature film debut in Jaws 2. The success of his comedies (written with partner Jane Milmore) brought him to the attention of Bob Newhart, who hi ...

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Jane Milmore

Jane Milmore began her career as an actress. After starring in several national TV commercials, she appeared in the TV shows Anything But Love and Sydney, as well as guest-starring on Bless This House, Newhart, Martin, The Hughley’s, and The Wayans Bros. Jane also ap ...

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Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore's You've Got Hate Mail Premiered Off-Broadway June 25, 2010 at the Triad Theater, 158 W 72 Street. It was produced by Ryan, Murphy, & Kubel and directed by Gary Shaffer.   Still running four years later.

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