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Three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien will helm a revival of the classic newspaper comedy The Front Page on Broadway this fall starring Nathan Lane and John Goodman.

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About The Front Page - On Broadway

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Running Time
2 hours and 40 minutes (with 2 intermissions)
Sep 20, 2016
Oct 20, 2016
Jan 29, 2017


The press room of Chicago’s Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson (John Slattery) accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns (Nathan Lane) conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.

The Front Page premiered on August 14, 1928 at the Times Square Theatre, in a production staged by George S. Kaufman. The play was heralded for its rapid-fire dialogue written by former newspapermen Hecht and MacArthur, and was one of four stunning and unprecedented hits in a row in the early career of its producer, the legendary Jed Harris.

Often cited as the greatest play ever written about the newspaper business, The Front Page has also been a hit on screen. A 1931 film version starred Adolphe Menjou as Walter Burns and Pat O’Brien as Hildy Johnson. The 1940 film adaptation, His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant as Walter Burns and Rosalind Russell as a now-female Hildy Johnson, is considered one of the classics of the screwball comedy genre, and in 1993 was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Upcoming Performances

Today, Oct. 21st
Saturday, Oct. 22nd
Sunday, Oct. 23rd
Monday, Oct. 24th
Tuesday, Oct. 25th
Wednesday, Oct. 26th


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