Only Time Woody On Broadway Stage
BROADWAY MAGAZINE – Play it Again Sam, written and starring the legendary Woody Allen opened on Broadway, directed by the Tony Award winner Joseph Hardy. The show was a comedy set in an apartment on the West 10th street in New York, and featured Bogey—the spirit of Humphrey Bogart.
Play It Again Sam opened February 12, 1969 and was a great hit on Broadway. Featuring also Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts, the comedy played 453 performances in more than a year of success. It was nominated for three different Tony Awards in 1969 for Keaton, Roberts and Hardy. Ironically, Woody Allen did not get nominated for his performance nor for his writing. It would be the only time Woody Allen would appear in a play on Broadway.
Of the production, Clive Barnes wrote: “The play is so nearly so very good, that you wish Mr. Allen had aimed a little more accurately for a serious comedy of manners rather than just a situation farce.”
–Daniel Armirola, Broadway Magazine
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