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Happy Birthday

Off Broadway Play - Comedy Play - Drama — 

The Jersey Mecca cocktail lounge in Newark, NJ really starts jumping one rainy evening when Addie Bemis, a soft-spoken librarian, decides its time to live it up.

"Write me a play that is full of fun and gaiety," Helen Hayes told Anita Loos one day over lunch. Tired of playing in serious, weighty melodramas, Hayes longed for a role that would be lively, spirited, and, most importantly, fun. Little did she imagine that the play Loos had up her sleeve was Happy Birthday, a rollicking and fast-paced comedy set in a Newark cocktail bar where Addie, the role Hayes would play on Broadway in 1946, is required to spend three-quarters of the play in a drunken stupor, imagining glowing bottles and singing cash registers as she transforms from a prim and proper tea-totaling librarian into a swilling, singing, dancing sexpot. How’s that for fun?

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Pricing information
$43.25 — $59.25
Prices subject to change.


Regular-priced ticket information
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Opening date
March 21, 2013

Closing date
April 13, 2013

Running Time
Approximately 1 hours and 30 minutes, including no intermission.

Age guidance
16

Show Notes
Added Performance: Wednesday - April 10 @ 2pm
Beckett Theatre
410 W 42nd St (9th & 10th Aves)
New York, NY 10036

  April 7, 2013 —  April 20, 2013
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By subway
A, C, E to Times Square, 42nd St. Exit the subway at 42nd Str & 8th Ave and walk 1 1/2 blocks west to Theatre Row. or
1,  2,  3,  7,  9  N, R, Q, W, and S stop at 42nd St and Seventh Ave, 2 1/2 blocks east of Theatre Row.
By bus

M11 bus to 42nd St or
M42 bus to 9th Ave
Theatre Row is located across the street and one block north of Port Authority Bus Terminal's 9th Avenue exit.