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Noises Off
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Noises Off

Dec 03, 2015 - Mar 13, 2016
Running time: 2:20
American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: Centrally located near the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, A, C, E, and S lines at 42nd Street Times Square.
By Bus: Six buses stop near the theatre. Take the M6, M7, M10, M16, M20, or M104.
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Audience Advisory
Due to a prior commitment, Megan Hilty will not be appearing in the following performances of Noises Off: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8:00pm; Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00pm; Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00pm.
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Designated, flexible wheelchair seating area behind the last row of the center orchestra and the last row of the mezzanine
Seats 740. Orchestra, 1st floor; Mezzanine, 2nd and 3rd Floor; 5th floor Penthouse lobby open to the public. 4th floor private. Lower lobby main public facilities and lounge.
Elevators are available to all levels of the theatre.
An Icon parking garage is located at 250 west 43rd between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
Primary entrance from street, through double doors into outer lobby with box office, through double doors into main lobby, through 2 sets of double doors (each 31") into Orchestra.
Box Office
227 West 42nd St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Hours: 10am - 8pm: Tuesday through Saturday. 10am - 6pm Sunday and Monday. The box office closes at 6pm on any evening with no performance.
Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only
Water Fountain
Several accessible water fountains are located throughout the theatre, all reachable by elevator.
There is a secure cell phone charging station on the 5th floor, reachable by elevator. The station is complimentary to use but requires a credit card to “unlock” devices. The station is 69” high.
Assisted Listening System
Assisted listening devices available: Infrared headsets free at coatcheck. A photo ID is required to check out a headset.
Folding Armrests
Six (6) seats are available with folding armrests.



Act One of Noises Off is the final dress rehearsal for Nothing On, as the wildly underprepared company readies for opening night of a 12-week regional tour. No stranger to dealing with theatrical temperaments, director Lloyd Dallas (Campbell Scott) exhibits clenched-teeth patience that bubbles into furious exasperation throughout the process. In Act Two, the same act of the farce-within-the-farce is replayed from backstage, a month into the tour, as various romantic complications drive the company to sabotage and harm one another mid-matinee. Much of this is played out in near-silent slapstick. Act Three shows the same act in a performance at the shaggy end of the tour, when the mayhem reaches its zenith.

Frayn's theme here is the futility of trying to impose order on a world of chaos, an idea that fits snugly into the self-important microcosm of the theatuh, with its reverent conviction that the show must go on in the face of any and all disasters. 

-------Hollywood Reporter
Dazzling though Mr. Frayn’s engineering is, “Noises Off” would be a mere dissertation in clever dramaturgical mechanics, were it not for the expertly drawn characters, here embodied by a first-rate cast well aware of the addictions, indulgences, pretensions and general egotism of actors (some actors!) that Mr. Frayn is gently playing for laughs.

-------New York Times
Director Jeremy Herrin’s staging features a number of Roundabout regulars not known for broad comedy, but David Furr, Jeremy Shamos, Tracee Chimo and Kate Jennings Grant step up. Martin, a comic ace, brings signature unhinged unpredictability — a boon to any comedy. Daniel Davis, as wayward senior actor Selsdon, has a goofy demented look in his eyes. Megan Hilty lets it all hang out in pink lingerie and is terrific as a terrifically bad actress. Shining brightest is Rob McClure, who loads fun and finesse into the small role of an overtaxed prop manager and understudy, who shivers from stagefright like an overgrown Chihuahua. McClure is the icing, nuts and sprinkles all in one on this confection.

----New York Daily News


Meet the Secret Comedy Weapon in 'Noises Off'

Jan 14, 2016

How Lorenzo Pisoni crafts the farce's pratfalls