“The Drowsy Chaperone” is a musical comedy that pays loving tribute to the old-style, frothy musicals of the 20's and 30’s, and the beloved characters that starred in them. It celebrates the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness.
Author of perhaps more comedy classics than anyone in theater history, Neil Simon takes an affectionate look at the “Polish Tea Room”, the nickname the Broadway community has given to the thoroughly unpretentious coffee shop of the Hotel Edison.
Freckleface Strawberry was just like every other girl – except she had bright red hair and something worse…FRECKLES! With fun music, awesome dancing and a freckleface full of laughs, your whole family will love this musical for all ages . . . freckles or not!
An ingenious plot promotes this award-winning play to “instant classic” status. The show is set at 406 Clybourne Street, the “sunny home with a garden” in a white neighborhood where the African-American Younger family plans to move in order to escape Chicago’s South Side poverty.
Girl meets Boy. Girl loses Boy. Girl gets Boy. Sure, that’s a classic plot device, but what’s so special about it? Well, how about because the girl is a witch and the boy is a mortal! Seen for the first time on the BCP stage and sure to fit in with the Valentine’s season!
Filled with biting humor, it explores relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, and husbands and wives. An entertaining and searing ensemble play, filled with family complexities…you have probably never met anyone like the Westons!
Set in contemporary Brooklyn, two couples meet to discuss a playground fight between their children. Over the next 90 minutes, this sharply-fanged comedy takes on the topics of class, morality and marital control as alliances among the men and women constantly shift.
The story revolves around the efforts of a small European country declaring war on the United States in order to collect the inevitable post-war aid provided to the defeated. But along the way, something goes horribly wrong—they win!
BCP to open its 82nd Season with Five-Time Tony Award Winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone