New in 2008A rather subtle musical from Harvey Fierstein about a 1950's 'dream wedding' in the Bronx.
Closes 7/27/2008The Broadway production of A Catered Affair closed July 27, 2008. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
If you're looking for a more sedate and thoughtful evening but still seeking the pleasures of a Broadway musical, this might be a good buy. An adaptation of the 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, the show tells the story of a New York family in the early 1950's trying to decide whether to give their daughter a lavish wedding or invest the money in a taxi medallion.
It's reportedly a quiet show (with a few show-stopping numbers) - the director is known for his recent thoughtful, somewhat dark interpretations of Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Company
) and the composer made his name in the sometimes quite emotional world of cabaret, so expect a quieter evening that tends towards the heartfelt.For those trying to maximize their theater-going, the Thursday matinee (common in London but very rare here) is worth noting.May be inappropriate for 10 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.