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Ended 26 Jun 2011 after 2 months

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Ms. Falco gives a transfixing performance as a medicated madwoman longing to feel

Ben Brantley

Closed 26 Jun 2011

Ben Stiller plays Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper who dreams of being a songwriter, and Falco his schizophrenic wife named 'Bananas'.

He desperately wants to escape his lower middle-class existence and become a popular singer and songwriter, but his life is complicated by an ambitious mistress, a crazy wife and a bomb-making son.

On the day in 1965 that the Pope visits New York and masses of people line the streets in adulation, Artie thinks its time for his life to be blessed, too.

Previews from 4th April 2011
Opening night 25th April 2011
Ccloses 26th June 2011

Audience: The House of Blue Leaves is suitable for audiences aged 10 and older

Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission


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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm -
Evening 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -





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Opening night: 1 April 2011

Closing night: 26 June 2011

The House of Blue Leaves Shop

What You Say

3 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

Sherry Perkins: “Stiller Sizzles, Falco Fascinates & Leigh Lets Loose”

My first Broadway experience, and it was so perfect and amazing! Seeing act... more

Diane Z: “Bizarre Yet Beautiful”

The yearn to feel by Edie Falco was felt by one point with Ben S... more

KC: “Go See Something Else!!!”

Unfortunately, I went to see this tonight and I was sorely disappointed. ... more

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