The Play What I Wrote Has $1-$5 Tickets What They Offer

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The Play What I Wrote—the comic play that was the smash hit of last year's West End season which will begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre March 7—can be seen for one dollar. At least, for a day.

Producers are offering tickets for the first previews at the prices of, respectively, $1, $2, $3, $4 and $5. Tickets will go on sale on March 3 at the Lyceum box office. Typical tickets prices range from $45 to $80. Opening night is March 30.

There is a limit of six tickets per customer.

Producer David Pugh said in a statement, "My co-producer Mike Nichols told me that comedy is all about timing, so I'd rush right out and get tickets."

Exact prices and dates run as follows:

Fri. March 7 at 8 PM - all tickets $1
Sat. March 8 at 2 PM - all tickets $2
Sat. March 8 at 8 PM - all tickets $3
Sun. March 9 at 3 PM - all tickets $4
Tue. March 11 at 8 PM - all tickets $5 The Play What I Wrote revolves around a play which comedian Hamish McColl has written entitled A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple. He needs only to sign on a celebrity and he can break up with his comedy partner Sean Foley to become a famous Broadway playwright. Every night a different celebrity takes the bait.

The original London mounting, which concentrated more on the famed-in-Britain-but-mostly-unknown Stateside comedy team of Ernie Wise and Eric Morecambe, starred Foley, McColl and Toby Jones; the latter won an Olivier Award for his work. All three actors repeat their performances on Broadway, as will director Kenneth Branagh. As in London, the Broadway production will feature a rotating roster of guest celebrities in the second act of each performance.

Playwriting actors Sean Foley and Hamish McColl are a comedy duo who are known in the U.K. as the Right Size. Their other productions include Bewilderness and the comedy Do You Come Here, which won the 1999 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.

Irving Davies, who recently passed away, created the original choreography, performed to original songs by Gary Yershon. Designing the show are Alice Power (sets, costumes) and Tim Mitchell (lighting).

The producing team for The Play What I Wrote includes filmmaker and director Mike Nichols, David Pugh, Joan Cullman, Hamilton South, Charles Whiteheadand and Stuart Thompson.

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