BOEING BOEING

SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS, BOB BOYETT, ACT PRODUCTIONS, MATTTHEW BYAM SHAW
ROBERT G. BARTNER, THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY, SUSAN GALLILN/MARY LU ROFFEE, BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA
TUCHIN/JENKINS/DSM, THE ARACA GROUP


Present

CHRISTINE BARANSKI           MARK RYLANCE            BRADLEY WHITFORD

IN

BOEING BOEING

Written by MARC CAMOLETTI
Translated by BEVERLEY CROSS & FRANCIS EVANS
Also Starring

GINA GERSHON KATHRYN HAHN MARY McCORMACK

Directed by MATTHEW WARCHUS
Scenic and Costume Design: ROB HOWELL
Lighting Design: HUGH VANSTONE
Original Music: CLAIRE VAN KEMPEN
Sound Design: SIMON BAKER
Stage Manager: WILLIAM JOSEPH BARNES

Longacre Theatre
220 West 48th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue)
(212) 239-6200 or www.telecharge.com
Opening Night: May 4, 2008


BOEING BOEING wins the prize for the cutest finale that I’ve seen on Broadway this year. Surprisingly, it’s because you have absolutely fallen in love with all of the characters by the time this comedy is over. Each is a scene stealer in their own right, with Christine Baranski being the indisputable queen. The surprising part is that this was originally a hit over 40 years ago, and the humor has wonderfully worn the test of time.

An enterprising and energetic American located in Paris (Bradley Whitford) has devised an ingenious plan allowing him to have three fiancées (Gina Gershon, Kathryn Hahn, Mary McCormack), all of whom are flight attendants. His shenanigans are successfully executed with the help of his sardonic maid, hysterically played by Baranski, and the entrance of a passing acquaintance (Mark Rylance, also heavy on the hysterical side). The predictable chaos ensues as flights are canceled, schedules are revised, and stewardesses inhabit the same apartment unknowingly. Under the skillful direction of Matthew Warchus, the laughs are plentiful throughout, and Marc Camoletti’s BOEING BOEING becomes a welcome addition to the 2008 Broadway stage.

- Laurie Lawson -
 

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