Broadway's Barefoot in the Park Closes May 21

News   Broadway's Barefoot in the Park Closes May 21
The Broadway revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park at the Cort Theatre plays its final performance on May 21 at 3 PM.

The producers announced April 11 that the revival would closer earlier than expected. Critics did not embrace the production, directed by Scott Elliott and starring Amanda Peet, Patrick Wilson, Jill Clayburgh, and Tony Roberts.

Peet now jumps on the new Aaron Sorkin-created TV series, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," and Clayburgh heads to West 42nd Street to star in Keith Bunin's The Busy World Is Hushed for Playwrights Horizons.


Barefoot in the Park began previews on Jan. 24 and officially opened Feb. 16. Upon closing, the production will have played 108 performances and 27 previews.

The producers previously announced Barefoot in the Park was expected to pay back approximately 50 percent of its initial investment by its closing date. Discussions are ongoing about possible future productions and a national tour.

Simon's second play was inspired by his first marriage and tells the story of conservative young lawyer Paul Bratter (Patrick Wilson) and his free-spirited newlywed bride Corie (Amanda Peet) as they move "from the giddy joy of a honeymoon at The Plaza into the crazy reality of starting married life in a fifth-floor walkup in New York City."

Barefoot in the Park also features Adam Sietz and Sullivan Walker. The production has set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Isaac Mizrahi, lighting design by Jason Lyons, and sound design by Ken Travis.

Barefoot in the Park is produced by Robyn Goodman, Roy Gabay, Walt Grossman, Geoff Rich, Danzansky Partners, Ergo Entertainment, Ruth Hendel, in association with Paramount Pictures.

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