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‘Good Night Oscar’ Starring Sean Hayes Heads for Broadway

Fans of Emmy-winning and Tony Nominated actor Sean Hayes have been eagerly awaiting his return to the Broadway stage. Now, the wait is finally over. Hayes is set to star in Doug Wright’s “Good Night, Oscar.” This play promises to be a must-see for theater lovers.  Hayes is sure to deliver a powerhouse performance that will leave audiences cheering. Read on for everything we know about the production coming this April.


What is Good Night Oscar About?

Good Night, Oscar tells the story of Jack Paar, a late night talk show host, and his favorite guest, Oscar Levant.  Set in 1958, Oscar appears on live on national TV in an episode that Paar’s audience—and the rest of America—won’t soon forget.

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Goodman Theatre describes the play as exploring “the nexus of humor and heartbreak, the ever-dwindling distinction between exploitation and entertainment, and the high cost of baring one’s soul for public consumption.”

Sean Hayes Stars as Oscar Levant

Sean Hayes is sure to excite fans of Broadway and Television. He has starred in a production of An Act of God. His performance in Promises, Promises also earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Fans of his work on television will recognize him from his role as Jack McFarland on the hit sitcom “Will & Grace,” which earned him an Emmy in 2000.

The return of Hayes to Broadway is sure to be a major event. “Good Night, Oscar” promises to be a standout production. With its all-star cast, witty script, and impeccable direction, this play is sure to delight audiences and leave them wanting more.

The Road to Broadway

Good Night, Oscar first premiered at Goodman Theatre. After rave reviews from the Chicago Tribune, the show hit the road to Broadway. One of the things that sets “Good Night, Oscar” apart is its unique blend of humor and heart. While the play is certainly a comedy, it also has moments of genuine emotion and tenderness. The characters are well-drawn and fully realized, and the story is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It’s the kind of play that will leave audiences thinking long after the final curtain.

Of course, no Broadway production is complete without a talent. And “Good Night, Oscar” is fortunate to have one of the best in the business. Another factor that is sure to make “Good Night, Oscar” a hit is its talented production team. The play is written by Doug Wright, known for his previous writing credits include I Am My Own Wife and War Paint. It is also directed by Lisa Peterson who is a two-time OBIE Award-winning writer and director. She wrote and directed An Iliad with Denis O’Hare. The Good Book which was commissioned and produced by Court Theatre.

With its star-studded cast, entertaining script, and talented director, “Good Night, Oscar” is sure to be one of the must-see productions of the season.

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Good Night Oscar opens for previews at the Belasco Theatre April 7th.

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