Genre: Comedy
by John Murray & Alan Boretz, directed by Dan Wackerman

A classic door-slamming farce, Room Service centers around a theatrical producer of questionable morals, holed up in a Times Square hotel with nineteen starving actors who attempts to rehearse and find a backer for his new show. Hoping to forestall eviction, he convinces the show's gullible young playwright to fake his own death. Meanwhile, an emissary from one of the country's wealthiest businessmen turns up, offering to invest in the show; that is, until he discovers the hotel doctor bound and gagged in the bathroom. The situation goes from bad to worse as the bill-collecting manager of the hotel threatens to have the entire show confiscated by the sheriff on opening night!

Originally produced on the Broadway stage in l937 and directed by George Abbott, the Room Service cast included Sam Levene, Eddie Albert and Betty Field. In l938, it was made into a movie starring the Marx Brothers and in l944, it was made into a musical film entitled "Step Lively" starring Frank Sinatra. Twenty years ago, the Roundabout Theater Company produced a revival production starring Mark Hamill.
Preview:   07/06/06
Open:   07/10/06
Close:   08/05/06

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Sunday at 3pm
Theater:   Bank Street Theater
Address:   155 Bank Street
New York, NY 10014
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