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Bill W. and Dr. Bob - Off-Broadway

Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey's play about the lives of Alcoholics Anonymous' founders returns.

Let Go & Let God: Bill W. And Dr. Bob Will End Off-Broadway Run

Let Go & Let God: Bill W. And Dr. Bob Will End Off-Broadway Run
Timothy Crowe as Dr. Bob & Patrick Boll as Bill W. in 'Bill W. and Dr. Bob'
'Bill W. and Dr. Bob' will play its final performance on May 4.

The off-Broadway production of Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey’s Bill W. and Dr. Bob will end its run at the SoHo Playhouse on May 4. The play, starring Patrick Boll and Steve Brady, opened in July of 2013 under the direction of Seth Gordon. At time of closing, the show will have played 243 performances and 8 preview performances.

Bill W. and Dr. Bob is based on the lives of Alcoholics Anonymous founders William Wilson (Boll) and Dr. Robert Smith (Brady) and their wives, Lois Wilson and Anne Smith, who created Al-Anon. The year is 1929 and stockbroker Bill Wilson has been hit by the stock market crash and is a drunk. Dr. Bob Smith is also an alcoholic, often going into the operating room with a hangover. By some chance occurrences Bill and Bob meet and form a relationship, each trying to keep the other sober.

In addition to Boll and Crowe, the cast includes Michael Frederic, Kelli Ruttle and Denise Cormier.

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