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The Front Page New York TicketsThe Front Page is a popular 1928 play from the minds of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. It tells the story of a star reporter named Hildy Johnson who threatens to quit his job at a Chicago newspaper to pursue more respectable opportunities on the eve of his marriage. However, when a supposed Communist revolutionary escapes from jail, Johnson is presented with a once-in-a-lifetime story. Audiences in New York can experience The Front Page live on the Broadway stage.
The Hottest Story Since the Chicago FireAccording to some, Ben Hecht was one of the most influential and multi-faceted writers of the early 20th century. His work crossed multiple mediums, including journalism, film writing, playwriting and producing. He is credited with writing the screenplays for Wuthering Heights, Scarface, Angels Over Broadway and Notorious. While living in Chicago in the 1920s, Ben Hecht served as a correspondent for the Chicago Daily News where he met reporter Charles MacArthur. The two reporters occasionally worked together on big stories, including a murder case. After moving to New York, they parlayed their knowledge of the newspaper business into a story for The Front Page, which was the beginning of a successful collaborative relationship. The Front Page opened on Aug. 14, 1928, at the Times Square Theatre where it ran for 276 performances. Due to its enduring popularity, the play became the subject of frequent adaptations and revivals. Perhaps the best-known adaptation is the 1974 Billy Wilder film starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Another Broadway revival was produced in late 2016. It was the recipient of two Tony Award nominations for Best Scenic Design and Best Featured Actor in a Play.
Where can I buy The Front Page New York tickets?The Front Page New York tickets are available at StubHub, a leading source for tickets to live events.
Where is The Front Page being staged in New York?The latest revival took place at the Broadhurst Theatre in midtown Manhattan, right near Times Square, between Oct. 20, 2016, and Jan. 29, 2017. However, following the end of its run, there are currently no plans for additional performances. Keep an eye on StubHub for updates to the play's New York schedule.
Who was in the cast of The Front Page in New York?The 2016-to-2017 revival featured several well-known actors, including Nathan Lane as Walter Burns, John Slattery as Hildy Johnson, John Goodman as Sheriff Hartman and Jefferson Mays as Bensinger. Holland Taylor, Sherie Rene Scott, Robert Morse, Dylan Baker, Patricia Conolly, Halley Feiffer, Dann Florek, John Magaro and Danny Mastrogiorgio rounded out the supporting cast.
What can I expect from a performance of The Front Page?The Front Page explores the weary world of the jaded newspaperman and the tabloid news industry with a patina of realism and authenticity. Though most of the plot is largely invented by Hecht and MacArthur, The Front Page was partly based on the real-life incident of convicted killer Tommy O’Connor breaking out of jail. The character of Walter Burns was basically a caricature of the real-life Hearst editor Walter Howey as well. The play is known for its witty, rapid-fire dialogue, which would serve as an influence on comedy writers for decades to come. The writers drew directly from their experiences to create this now-familiar setting.
How long is the running time?The Front Page lasts for two hours and 45 minutes with two intermissions between.
Which plays are similar to The Front Page?If you enjoy darkly comedic dramas about the tabloid business, then you might want to check out Lucky Guy, which covers the career of journalist Mike McAlary. The play had the distinction of being the final work of Nora Ephron and the first Broadway performance by Tom Hanks.
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