Westside Theatre

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 11/16/18 05:22:11 PM

Address: 407 West 43rd
New York, NY    10036

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THE STONE WITCH  | Open: 03/12/18 Close: 12/30/18
Extraordinary art must be tamed. Simon Grindberg is the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer and illustrator —but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential—but he doesn’t yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter’s youthful exuberance can unleash Simon’s aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost.  The Stone Witch is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild. The world premiere production of The Stone Witch was produced at The Berkshire Theatre Group in association with Darlene Kaplan Entertainment and Brierpatch Productions in 2016

Directed by Steve Zuckerman (Nuts, “Murphy Brown”) the three-member cast features Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years,” Lombardi) as Simon Grindberg, with Rupak Ginn (Shakespeare at Fenway, “Royal Pains”) as Peter Chandler, and Carolyn McCormick (Equus, “Law & Order”) as Clair Forlorni

The creative team for The Stone Witch includes Mimi Maxmen (costume design), Yael Pardess (set & projection art content design), Shawn Edward Boyle (lighting design), Christopher Cronin (sound design), Rasean Davonte Johnson (projection design), and Roger Bellon, Bellchant Music (composer).  The Production Stage Manager is J.P. Elins.


DANIEL’S HUSBAND  | Open: 10/18/18 Close: 10/24/18
DANIEL’S HUSBAND is Mr. McKeever’s contemporary American play about two men – the personification of the perfect couple – who happen to have conflicting views of relationships.  A turn of events forces them to face the consequences of their differences, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren’t always so fundamental

Handle With Care  | Open: 12/15/13 Close: 12/22/13
Handle With Careis the “utterly charming” new romantic comedy that tells the story of a young Israeli woman who reluctantly travels with her grandmother to America. Fate and hilarious circumstances bring together the young woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man with little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident? Or destiny generations in the making?

The Last Smoker In America  | Open: 07/11/12 Close: 09/30/12

The Last Smoker in America is a raucous and irreverent four-character musical comedy about a dysfunctional family struggling to survive in a world where smoking has recently been outlawed. Pam is having an impossible time trying to quit.  Her husband Ernie dreams of being a rock star and relentlessly practices his electric guitar in the basement.  Their teenage son Jimmy listens to so much rap music he’s convinced he’s black. Their nosy, anti-smoking zealot neighbor Phyllis lurks around trying to catch transgressors mid-puff. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for the right to light up as The Last Smoker in America

The musical received a developmental workshop production at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in the fall of 2009 where it extended and played to sold-out audiences.  In the fall of 2010, The Last Smoker in America received its world premiere atCATCO (Columbus, Ohio), where additional performances were added due to popular demand.

The creative team includes Fred Lassen (music supervision), Charles Corcoran (sets), Michael McDonald (costumes),Jeff Croiter & Grant Yeager (lights), Bart Fasbender (sound), and Jay Binder (casting).  Roger Alan Gindi is the General Manager and Pamela Edington is the Production Stage Manager.

The producers for the New York run of The Last Smoker in America include Andy Sandberg, Whitney Hoagland Edwards, Michael Palitz, and Stephanie Rosenberg.

Love, Loss, And What I Wore  | Open: 10/01/09 Close: 10/16/09
Love, Loss, and What I Wore opened in October 2009 and has been playing to sold-out houses at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street) since then. Directed by Karen Carpenter, this collection of stories is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.  Like the popular book, Love, Loss, and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.  The production, which was recently honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award, is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in four-week cycles:

Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Nikki Blonsky, the Golden Globe nominated star of Hairspray, will complete the January cast of the hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore, now in its second smash year at NYC’s Westside Theatre (407 West 43 St.).  Blonsky joins previously announced cast members Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls”), Anita Gillette (“30 Rock”), Judy Gold(25 Questions for a Jewish Mother) and Pauletta Washington (“The Parkers”), performing January 12 – February 13, 2011.

*Cast subject to change

In addition to its triumphant run at the Westside Theatre in NYC, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is also currently playing at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse and a production is set to begin in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre on July 16, 2010.  A dollar from every ticket sold in all three cities benefits Dress for Success, a charity that provides work clothing and job support for low-income women. To date over $75,000 has been donated.

For more information, visit www.lovelossonstage.com.