The Front Page with McCarthy and Bresnahan Opens at Long Wharf

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Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's The Front Page makes headlines as the comedy opens at Long Wharf Theatre starring Jeff McCarthy and Alyssa Bresnahan April 13.
Jeff Steitzer in The Front Page.
Jeff Steitzer in The Front Page. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Long Wharf artistic director Gordon Edelstein stages the work which began performances April 5 at his company's C. Newton Schenck Mainstage for a run through April 30. Based on actual events in 1920s Chicago, The Front Page explores the world of American politics and tabloid journalism. The story centers on ace reporter Hildy Johnson who happens upon a big scoop just as he is heading out of town on a train to New York to marry his sweetheart.

McCarthy (Urinetown, Beauty and the Beast) and Bresnahan (A Moon for the Misbegotten, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) lead a cast the also features Bill Geisslinger, Jim Frangione (The Old Neighborhood), Don Sparks (Take Me Out), Charlie Tirrell, Robert Dorfman (The Lion King), Tom Aulino (On the Town), Sheila Hickey Garvey (Burning Desire), Stephen Lee Anderson (Julius Caesar, Fiddler on the Roof), Jerry Grayson (On the Waterfront), Chris Henry Coffey (Resurrection Blues - Old Globe Theatre), Susan Pourfar (Aphrodisiac, Swimming in the Shallows), Jeff Steitzer (Safe In Hell - Yale Repertory Theatre), Bob Ari (The Constant Wife, Bells are Ringing) and Todd Weeks (The Full Monty, Romance).

The design team for The Front Page includes Michael Yeargan (set), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting), Jane Greenwood (costumes) and David Stephen Baker (sound).

Tickets to The Front Page at Long Wharf Theatre's Schenck Mainstage, 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT, are available by phone at (203) 787-4282 or toll-free at (800) 782-8497 and online at

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