Hayes Theatre
Broadway - Etats-Unis

Construction: 1912

Topologie du théâtre

Nombre de salles actives: 1
Salle 1: (597)    1912 - Actif

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Adresse: 240 W. 44th St., New York, NY

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597 
1912 - Actif

Ingalls & Hoffman, architects. Built by Winthrop Ames as a tiny, three hundred seat theatre. Redesigned by Herbert J. Krapp in the 1920s to increase seating capacity, acoustics, and profits. Sold to New York Times Company upon Ames' retirement in 1931. Used as lecture hall and, through the years, leased to CBS Radio, ABC TV (1959-1963), and Westinghouse Corporation (1965-1974). Later, returned to legit use. Renamed for Helen Hayes, the First Lady of the American Theatre, in 1983.


Théâtre
Original

12) Torch Song (Original)

Joué durant  3 mois 3 semaines

Nb de preview: 265 previews
Première preview: mar. 09 octobre 2018
Première: jeu. 01 novembre 2018
Dernière: dim. 24 février 2019

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Moises Kaufman •  
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Avec: Michael Urie (as Arnold Beckoff), Mercedes Ruehl (as Ma), Jack DiFalco (as David), Ward Horton (as Ed), Roxanna Hope Radja (as Laurel), and Michael Rosen (as Alan) 


Commentaire: Torch Song Trilogy originally opened on Broadway at the Little Theatre (now the Hayes Theater) on June 10, 1982, where it ran for 1,222 performances until May 19, 1985. The original production starred Mr. Fierstein himself in the lead role, who went on to win the Tony Award for "Best Play" and "Best Actor in a Play." A film adaptation followed in 1988 in which Mr. Fierstein reprised his role.  (plus) 


Presse: "This latest incarnation of “Torch Song,” directed by Moisés Kaufman, finds an irresistibly compelling gravity beneath the glibness. Best known for staging lyrical but earnest topical dramas, Mr. Kaufman turns out to be just the man for eliciting the sting within the soap bubbles of “Torch Song.”" Ben Brantley for New York Times

"It’s been almost 35 years since Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy” won a best play Tony Award. Now, in its Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage, this pioneering but patchy comedy-drama of gay life and love — as seen through the mascara-caked eyes of Jewish drag (and drama) queen Arnold Beckoff — still draws laughs and tears." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"For gay history to stay alive, torches must be passed. So it is with Second Stage Theatre’s welcome and well-assembled revival of Harvey Fierstein’s plangently funny and touching play." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"While Urie's strained vocals grow wearing, turning his occasional throwaway lines into welcome bursts of oxygen, the actor's resourceful physical-comedy skills provide more consistent pleasure. But only in the play's superior final act, when he's matched with a comparably outsize scene partner in Mercedes Ruehl as Arnold's archetypal Jewish mother — swooping in from Florida in an orchid-pink traveling suit, a lacquered bouffant and a Miami Beach cancer tan — does he dig into the pathos, anger and desperate longing of this complicated character." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

"In “Torch Song,” an affectionate if ill-considered revival of Harvey Fierstein's “Torch Song Trilogy,” Michael Urie makes a brave but bizarre effort to channel the playwright’s own groundbreaking star performance as a lovelorn drag queen in Manhattan’s 1970s gay society." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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Théâtre
Original

11) Straight White Men (Original)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Nb de preview: 27 previews
Nb de représentations: 56 représentations
Première preview: sam. 30 juin 2018
Première: lun. 23 juillet 2018
Dernière: dim. 09 septembre 2018

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Anna D. Shapiro •  
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Avec: Armie Hammer (as Drew), Josh Charles (as Jake), Paul Schneider (as Matt), Stephen Payne (as Ed), Kate Bornstein (as Person In Charge #1), and Ty Defoe (as Person In Charge #2) 


Commentaire: Second Stage Theater continues its inaugural Broadway season with Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, which begins performances on June 29, 2018 at the Hayes Theater.

Young Jean Lee is set to make history as the first female Asian-American playwright to ever be produced on Broadway. Hollywood star Armie Hammer also makes his Broadway debut, taking on the role of Drew in the production.  (plus) 


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Théâtre
Original

10) Lobby Hero (Original)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Nb de preview: 30 previews
Nb de représentations: 56 représentations
Première preview: jeu. 01 mars 2018
Première: lun. 26 mars 2018
Dernière: dim. 13 mai 2018

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Trip Cullman •  
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Avec: Michael Cera (as Jeff), Chris Evans (as Bill), Brian Tyree Henry (as William), and Bel Powley (as Dawn) 


Commentaire: The renowned off-Broadway company Second Stage Theater re-opens the Hayes Theater (formerly Helen Hayes Theatre) and launches its inaugural Broadway season with Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero. Under the direction of Trip Cullman, the play marks the Broadway debut of "Captain America" star Chris Evans and a Broadway return for "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" star Michael Cera, who previously appeared in the 2014 Broadway revival of This Is Our Youth. Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley complete the Broadway cast.

Expertly constructed by one of theatre and film's most talented contemporary writers, Lobby Hero follows the interpersonal relationships between two police officers (a male, self-assured veteran and a female rookie) and two security guards of a Manhattan apartment building lobby. The drama eventually unfolds as all four become entangled in a murder investigation enquiry that explores ideas of morality, loyalty, and police corruption. However, Lonergan's script has plenty of comic bite to it, which is largely played out to great effect by Michael Cera as the awkward, yet chatty Jeff. Cera is once again in his element, perfectly cast as a scrawny, 27-year old, unambitious security guard, who constantly protests he is not a doorman. Chris Evans also plays the brutish, chauvinistic Bill with a sly sense of comedy, straying away from his usual heroic protagonist roles and portraying something as detestable as it is instantly recognizable. There is no doubt, we are laughing at him and not with him. Bel Powley's portrayal of young, feisty Dawn clearly sets her up as the underdog of the piece and she cleverly finds ways of puffing out her chest like a small rodent trying to make itself appear bigger. Finally, Brian Tyree Henry revels in the most versatile character of the play as William, displaying elements of sheer confidence (in his position of authority over Jeff), of cautiousness and of moments of desperation at his predicament. Should he provide a false alibi to protect a close family member? What would we do in his shoes?

David Rockwell's scenic design is minimalistic and judged to perfection with a rotating stage that enables interior and exterior scenes to flow into each other effortlessly, skillfully avoiding any problematic sightline issues. And Second Stage Theater has accomplished a great feat in the renovation and modernisation of The Hayes Theater; its stylish new home on the Great White Way. With Lobby Hero, Second Stage's Broadway journey is off to a great start.  (plus) 


Presse: "Shut up. Keep talking. Those clashing orders whisper side-by-side in your mind as you watch the meticulously acted revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero,”... That’s because you will probably come to — if not like — then feel personally invested in the four self-sabotaging New Yorkers so completely embodied here by Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry and Bel Powley. And none of them can participate in the simplest exchanges of words without doing serious damage." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"Lonergan, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for “Manchester by the Sea,” specializes in flawed sad sacks and self-sabotagers. He has an all-too-rare gift of perfect pitch when it comes to dialogue." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"The social issues that Lobby Hero touches on—sexual harrassment, racial bias in the justice system, the blue wall of silence—are as topical now as when it premiered, but the play's lens is rigorously trained on the personal. Jeff, a chatterbox, is entrusted with secrets that he may not be able to keep, and Lonergan keeps the audience off-balance about his characters’ morality and motivations as the play vascillates between tragedy and humor. As the dramatic waters rise, Jeff bobs with the tides, moored to his desk: a lost buoy in rough seas." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"Let's get the obvious question out of the way up front: Does Chris Evans cut it in his leap from the superhero universe to the naturalistic comedy-drama of Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero? Absolutely." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

"Helmer Trip Cullman does his best work with small, tight ensembles like this one, so there’s no slack in the emotional tension and no escape from the sticky web that even nice people get tangled up in when they tell lies – especially the lies they tell themselves." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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Le "Helen Hayes Theatre" devient le "Hayes Theatre"

Le "Helen Hayes Theatre" devient le "Hayes Theatre"

Grosses nrénovations lancées.

Grosses nrénovations lancées. Le théâtre va fermer pour de longs mois.


Théâtre
Original

9) Humans (The) (Original)

Joué durant  5 mois

Première preview: sam. 23 janvier 2016
Première: jeu. 18 février 2016
Dernière: dim. 24 juillet 2016

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Joe Mantello •  
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Avec: Cassie Beck (Aimee), Reed Birney (Erik), Jayne Houdyshell (Deirdre), Lauren Klein (Fiona 'Momo' Blake), Arian Moayed (Richard), Sarah Steele (Brigid) 


Commentaire: Transféré au Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

6 nominations - dont 4 gagnantes - aux Tony Awards:
> Best Play Author: Stephen Karam (gagnant)
> Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Reed Birney (gagnant)
> Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Jayne Houdyshell (gagnant)
> Best Scenic Design of a Play (gagnant)
> Best Lighting Design of a Play : Justin Townsend (nomination)
> Best Direction of a Play : Joe Mantello (nomination)  (plus) 


Presse: Les critiques sont très bonnes:

"Blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play." Charles Isherwood for New York Times

"In Stephen Karam’s beautifully wrought The Humans, even the small talk has larger echoes." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"Even if the Blakes can't quite keep all the harsh realities of life at bay, Karam's empathetic rendering of a family enduring setbacks leaves the audience hopeful that they will find strength in their love for one another." Jennifer Farrar for Associated Press

"Under Joe Mantello's impeccable direction, and in the hands of an exemplary six-member ensemble, the play builds on the ample promise of Karam's earlier works, confirming him as a uniquely probing investigator of the contemporary American psyche." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

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Le théâtre est racheté par Second Stage Theatre

In April 2015, the Helen Hayes Theatre was officially bought by Second Stage Theatre, making it one of only four not-for-profit theatres on Broadway and finally giving the acclaimed Off-Broadway company as permanent home in mid-town Manhattan. The last show to run here was the hugely successful rock musical, Rock of Ages, which closed in early 2015. Second Stage will start work on renovations in 2016, with the first shows expected to run in the 2017/18 season.


Musical
Original Broadway

8) Rock of Ages (Original Broadway)

Joué durant  3 ans 10 mois

Nb de preview: 22 previews
Première preview: jeu. 24 mars 2011
Première: jeu. 24 mars 2011
Dernière: dim. 18 janvier 2015

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Libettiste: Chris D’Arienzo •  
Metteur en scène: Kristin Hanggi •  
Chorégraphe: Kelly Devine •  
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Théâtre
Revival

7) 39 steps (Revival)

Joué durant  11 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 21 janvier 2009
Dernière: dim. 10 janvier 2010

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Libettiste: John Buchan •  
Metteur en scène: Maria Aitken •  
Chorégraphe: Aucun •  
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Musical
Original

6) Xanadu (Original)

Joué durant  1 an 2 mois 3 semaines

Nb de preview: 49 previews
Nb de représentations: 512 représentations
Première preview: mer. 23 mai 2007
Première: mar. 10 juillet 2007
Dernière: dim. 28 septembre 2008

Compositeur: Jeff Lynne • John Farrar •  
Parolier: Jeff Lynne • John Farrar •  
Libettiste: Douglas Carter Beane •  
Metteur en scène: Christopher Ashley •  
Chorégraphe: Dan Knechtges •  
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Revival

5) By Jeeves (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois

Nb de preview: 15 previews
Nb de représentations: 72 représentations
Première preview: mar. 16 octobre 2001
Première: dim. 28 octobre 2001
Dernière: dim. 30 décembre 2001

Compositeur: Andrew Lloyd Webber •  
Parolier: Alan Ayckbourn •  
Libettiste: Alan Ayckbourn • Andrew Lloyd Webber •  
Metteur en scène: Alan Ayckbourn •  
Chorégraphe: Sheila Carter •  
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Concert

4) Chess (Concert)

Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: ven. 10 août 2001
Dernière: dim. 12 août 2001

Compositeur: Benny Andersson • Björn Ulvaeus •  
Parolier: Tim Rice •  
Libettiste: Richard Nelson •  
Metteur en scène: Aucun •  
Chorégraphe: Aucun •  
Avec: Narrator … Norm Lewis
Anatoly … Robert Evan
Freddie … Brian d'Arcy James
Florence … Lauren Kennedy
Molokov … Guy LeMonnier
Svetlana … Julia Murney
Arbiter … Danny Zolli 


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Revival

3) Jesus-Christ Superstar (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: ven. 11 décembre 1998
Première: ven. 11 décembre 1998
Dernière: dim. 03 janvier 1999

Compositeur: Andrew Lloyd Webber •  
Parolier: Tim Rice •  
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Le théâtre devient le "Helen Hayes Theatre" le 12 juillet 1983

Le théâtre a pris le nom de "Helen Hayes" moins d'un an après que le théâtre de 895 places, le "Helen Hayes Theatre", situé 46th Street, avait été démoli…


Musical
Original Broadway

2) Charlie and Algernon (Original Broadway)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Nb de preview: 12 previews
Nb de représentations: 17 représentations
Première preview: jeu. 04 septembre 1980
Première: dim. 14 septembre 1980
Dernière: dim. 28 septembre 1980

Compositeur: Charles Strouse •  
Parolier: David Rodgers •  
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Metteur en scène: Louis W. Scheeder •  
Chorégraphe: Virginia Freeman •  
Avec: P. J. Benjamin (Charlie), Matthew Duda (Little Charlie), Edward Earle (Dr. Strauss), Sandy Faison (Alice Kinnian), Nancy Franklin (Mrs. Donner), Patrick Jude (Frank), Julienne Marie (Charlie's Mother), Loida Santos (Lita), Robert Sevra (Dr. Nemur), Michael Vita (Charlie's Father) 


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Théâtre
Original

1) Tumbler (The) (Original)   

Joué durant  

Nb de représentations: 5 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 24 février 1960
Dernière: sam. 27 février 1960

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Laurence Olivier •  
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Avec: Rosemary Harris (Lennie), Charlton Heston (Kell), William Mervyn (The Doctor), Donald Moffat (George), Martha Scott (Nina 


Commentaire: Heston avait refusé un rôle principal d’un film avec Marilyn Monroe, Let's Make Love, pour jouer dans «The Tumbler» de Benn W. Levy, mis en scène par Laurence Olivier. Cette pièce fut jugée un «drame en vers terriblement prétentieuse» par Time Magazine. La production a traversé une période troublée lors des tryout à Boston et fermera après cinq représentations à Broadway en février 1960. Charlton Heston, grand admirateur de l'acteur Laurence Olivier, a beaucoup appris à travailler avec lui en tant que metteur en scène. Après que la pièce ait été un bide, Heston dit au journaliste Joe Hyams: «Je me pense que je suis le seul qui en ait retiré un quelconque bénéfice... J’ai eu précisément ce que j’étais venu chercher: avoir une chance de travailler avec Olivier. Il m’a appris en six semaines ce que je n'aurais jamais appris autrement. Je pense que je suis devenu un meilleur acteur.»  (plus) 


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Est transformé en centre de conférence ("New York Times Hall") le 13 décembre 1941

Ouverture du "Little Theatre" le 12 mars 1912