The House of Blue Leaves — Broadway YouTube NO video show preview.
What: The House of Blue Leaves Show
Where: PLAYING AT
WALTER KERR THEATRE
Average Weekly Schedule:
PREVIEW APR 04, 11
OPENING APR 25, 11
The House of Blue Leaves — Broadway is set to show at Walter Kerr Theater.
Set in Sunnyside, Queens in 1965, on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City, the black comedy features nuns, a political bombing, a GI headed for Vietnam, a zookeeper who dreams of making it big in Hollywood as a songwriter, and his wife Bananas, a schizophrenic destined for the institution that provides the play's title.
The House of Blue Leaves is a play by American playwright John Guare, first staged in 1966 by Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.
The House of Blue Leaves, directed by Mel Shapiro, opened on February 10, 1971 at the off-Broadway Truck and Warehouse Theatre, where it ran for 337 performances. The cast included Frank Converse, Harold Gould, Katherine Helmond, William Atherton, and Anne Meara.
A 1986 revival directed by Jerry Zaks was staged at the off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and then transferred to the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it played five months before transferring again to the Plymouth Theatre, for a total run of 398 performances. The opening night cast included Swoosie Kurtz, John Mahoney, Stockard Channing, Danny Aiello, Ben Stiller (in his stage debut), and Julie Hagerty. Christine Baranski and Patricia Clarkson joined the production later in the run. It won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival. It was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.
In 2011, the play will be revived again, starring Stiller this time as Artie, with Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh playing Bananas and Bunny, respectively.