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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
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Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

May 04, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019
Running time: 2:15
Broadhurst Theatre
235 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, N, Q, R, W, A, C, E to 42nd St/Times Square
By Bus: M104 runs from Amsterdam Ave and 129St to Bway and 50th St, then cross-town via 42St to E41St and 1st Ave. And back again.
Show Description:


Arin Arbus

Written By

Terrence McNally

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Audience Advisory
Adult language and sexual content. Brief frontal nudity
Age Guidance: 16
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Seats 1156
Curb Ramps
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, we are unable to provide assistance.
Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom is located on the main level. Additional restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are located down 1 flight of stairs (20 steps).
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.



“Frankie and Johnny,” true to its conflicted, complicated spirit — both earthy and at times even vulgar, but infused at its rich core with a poetic spirit of unearthly yearning and belief — ends on a note that beautifully blends the two moods. As they sit listening to that encore of the Debussy, Frankie and Johnny are also brushing their teeth. As performed in this deeply affecting revival, it’s hard to say which act, the rapt listening or the dogged brushing, touches more profoundly on the essence of their romance. CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW
And yet, the brilliant actors make it work. McDonald superbly conveys her character's cynicism through world-weary body language and vocal inflections. And Shannon unveils his formidable, and too rarely seen, comic talents to hilarious effect; his Johnny is the funniest I've ever seen. If the resulting laughfest slightly dilutes the play's poignancy, McNally's writing is strong enough to provide the requisite emotion. Their superb work proves that Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune offers both timeless themes and eternal catnip to talented performers. CONTINUE READING THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW
For more than two hours, these highly gifted actors—directed by Arin Arbus, and beautifully lit by Natasha Katz—keep a sensitive focus on the gawky humanity of their characters, holding steady through the ups and downs of Terrence McNally’s emotional ride. They connect, and they draw us in.  CONTINUE READING THE TIMEOUT NY REVIEW


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