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Bill W. and Dr. Bob

Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Soho Playhouse, NYC Show Poster
Soho Playhouse

15 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10011

Important Dates
Jul 08, 2013
Jul 16, 2013
May 04, 2014
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Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey's play about the lives of Alcoholics Anonymous founders William Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith returns off-Broadway.


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Set in 1929, Bill W. and Dr. Bob tells the story of William Wilson, a New York stockbroker who crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Robert Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has been an alcoholic for 30 years, often going to the operating room with a hangover. Through an astonishing series of events, Bill W. and Dr. Bob meet and form a relationship, each helping to keep the other sober.

Cast & Creative


  • Bill Wilson
    Patrick Boll
  • Dr. Bob Smith
    Timothy Crowe
  • Anne Smith
    Deborah Hedwall
  • Lois Wilson
    Denise Cormier
  • Man
    Michael Frederic
  • Woman
    Sarah Nealis


  • Written by
    Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey
  • Director
    Seth Gordon
  • Set Designer
    Wilson Chin
  • Costume Designer
    Teresa Snider-Stein
  • Lighting Designer
    Ann Wrightson