Good Night, Oscar

Previews begin Friday, April 7 / Opening Monday, April 24, 2023 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street)

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Sean Hayes returns to Broadway this spring, starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright’s new play, Good Night, Oscar, directed by Lisa Peterson, at the Belasco Theatre, (111 West 44th Street) with performances beginning on April 7, 2023, and an official opening set for April 24, 2023. The 20-week limited engagement will end on August 27, 2023.

In Good Night, Oscar, Sean Hayes plays Oscar Levant: Hollywood actor, concert pianist, and the most subversive wit ever to appear on television during its Golden Age.

It’s 1958 and Jack Paar is hosting “The Tonight Show.” He’s booked his favorite guest, a pundit as hilarious as he is unpredictable: Oscar Levant, who once famously proclaimed, “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and I have erased that line.”  In 90 short minutes, Oscar will have audiences howling, censors scrambling, and - when it’s all over - America will be just a little less innocent than she was before. 

Cast members include Emily Bergl (Broadway’s The Ferryman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, TV’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Desperate Housewives”) as June Levant; Marchánt Davis (Ain’t No Mo’) as Alvin Finney; Peter Grosz (TV’s “Veep” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as the network executive Bob Sarnoff; Ben Rappaport (recent Broadway revivals, Fiddler on the Roof and Picnic, TV’s “Outsourced” and “For the People”) as TV host Jack Paar; Alex Wyse (Waitress) as Max Weinbaum; John Zdrojeski (Off-Broadway’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning) as George Gershwin; Sam Bell-Gurwitz (Good Night, Oscar in Chicago) as George Gershwin/Max Weinbaum understudy; Postell Pringle (A Free Man Of Color) as Alvin Finney understudy; and Max Roll (Mrs. Warren’s Profession) as Oscar Levant understudy. 

The creative team for Good Night, Oscar includes Rachel Hauck (Set Design), Emilio Sosa (Costume Design), Ben Stanton and Carolina Ortiz Herrera (Lighting Design), Andre Pluess (Sound Design), Chris Fenwick (Music Supervision), J. Jared Janas (Wig, Hair and Make-Up Design), Stephen Kopel (Casting), and Jacqueline E. Lawton (Dramaturgy). 

Good Night, Oscar is produced on Broadway by Grove Entertainment (Beth Williams, Mindy Rich), Barbara Whitman, Hazy Mills Productions, Yonge Street Theatricals and Frank Marshall.

Good Night, Oscar premiered at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre earlier this year to sold-out houses and critical acclaim, winning five Joseph Jefferson Award awards for Best New Work, Best Large Play (Doug Wright), Best Principal Actor (Sean Hayes), Best Large Scenic Design (Rachel Hauck) and Best Large Sound Design (Andre Pluess).