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It's Only a Play
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It's Only a Play

Aug 20, 2014 - Jun 07, 2015
Running time: 2:25
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St / Times Square
By Bus: Take M7, M20, or M104 bus.
Show Description:
Listed at TKTS:
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$72.00 - $152.00
prices subject to change
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A limited number of $37 student rush tickets during preview performances through October 8. One ticket per customer can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office on the same day of the performance
Audience Advisory
Show moves to Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 1/23/15. No performances 1/20 - 1/22 Contains Adult Language
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Orchestra section: The seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.Mezzanine sectionLocated on the 2nd level, up 3 short flights of stairs (29 steps). Once on the Mezzanine or Balcony level, there are approximately 2 steps per row.
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Box Office
The box office is in the lobby which is street level. The counter is wheelchair accessible.
Restroom: Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level. Additional restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are also located down 1 flight of stairs.
Water Fountain
Located in the restrooms.
Pay Phone located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54".
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Copper Induction Loop also available.
Folding Armrests
Sixteen (16) seats with folding armrests. Ask box office for mobility seats for these locations.



Some people might call "It's Only A Play" a valentine to the theater, but you mustn't believe them.Terrance McNally's play is not so much a love letter from a shy, smitten admirer as a mash note sent by a stalker who's written it in capital letters and smeared it with what may be bodily fluids.Whatever it is, it's a pure hoot, a rollicking comedy with perfect casting and deft direction in Jack O'Brien that gleefully dissects modern Broadway and doesn't pretend to mask its targets by using fake names.

-----Associated Press
There are 26 credited producers on the Broadway production of Terrence McNally's theater-biz satire It's Only a Play, and presumably nobody will be laughing harder than those guys at the zingers about the phalanx of moneymen who now regularly mob the Radio City stage when winners are announced on Tony Awards night. The in-jokes come thick and fast in this extensively retooled revival, which has been raking in huge grosses through previews thanks to its deluxe cast.

----Hollywood Reporter
Nobody does mean-nasty-vicious like Terrence McNally, bless his black heart. The pitiless playwright has exhumed “It’s Only a Play,” his 1986 love-hate letter to those big babies who work and play on Broadway, and updated it for today — and for the timely if schmaltzy reunion of Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. The comedy’s slight plot, about the high drama (and low comedy) of the opening night of a new Broadway show, is still a trifle. But the well-aimed and highly personal zingers are more malicious, and delicious, this time out.