Despite Times Obit, Noises Off 'Alive and Kicking'

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2002 Tony Award winner Katie Finneran in Noises Off.

Photo by Joan Marcus

When New York City's most powerful newspaper says your show has closed — and is hasn't closed — the phones start ringing, show folk get anxious and theatregoers get confused.

In its June 3 Tony Awards coverage, The New York Times incorrectly reported that Noises Off, the hit Michael Frayn farce at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, had shuttered. In fact, the show is still "alive and kicking" and has made its investment back, a spokesman confirmed, adding the Times mistake was "incredibly hurtful" the morning after Katie Finneran won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in the Michael Frayn farce.

"We are in no way closing, in fact Katie and the entire original cast continue to July 14, and a new cast takes over to be lead by Jane Curtin," a spokesman told Playbill On-Line. "We're very much alive and kicking."

The comedy was also Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Play. The 2002 Tony Awards were presented June 2.