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The Front Page

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New in 2016
"Mad Men" star John Slattery and Tony winner Nathan Lane star as a newspaper reporter and his editor who chase the biggest scoop of their careers in a revival of this comedy classic.

The Broadway production of The Front Page closed January 29, 2017. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.

From the producers: The press room of Chicago's Criminal Courts Building is buzzing with reporters covering the story of an escaped prisoner. When star reporter Hildy Johnson accidentally discovers the runaway convict, he and his editor Walter Burns conspire to hide the man from the other reporters, while they chase the biggest scoop of their careers.

"The Front Page" premiered on August 14, 1928 at the Times Square Theatre, in a production staged by George S. Kaufman. The play was heralded for its rapid-fire dialogue written by former newspapermen Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, and was one of four stunning and unprecedented hits in a row in the early career of its producer, the legendary Jed Harris.



John Slattery, who played the debonair partner Roger on the AMC series "Mad Men," portrays crack reporter Hildy Johnson. He appears opposite Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane ("The Producers," "The Addams Family") who will play his tough-as-nails editor Walter Burns. The cast also features an all-star supporting cast of award-winning actors including John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Sherie Rene Scott, Holland Taylor and Robert Morse.

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