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The New York Idea - Off-Broadway

The world premiere of David Auburn's adaptation of Langdon Mitchell's 1906 comedy.

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Playing At

Lucille Lortel Theatre 121 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014

Important Dates

On Sale jan 20, 2011
Preview jan 06, 2011
Opening jan 26, 2011
Closing feb 26, 2011


2hrs.. (1 Intermission)


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Cynthia Karslake is a freewheeling divorcee in 1906 New York City society. She has decided to settle down again into a much more stable, reliable relationship with prominent Judge Philip Phillimore. Little does she know, however, that neither of their bombastic and blowsy ex-spouses, nor her beloved race horse Cynthia K is yet down for the count.

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The quickly paced comedy frequently finds the characters exchanging witty quips as they argue back and forth. Their impulsive decisions are often juxtaposed by the reactions of their elderly disapproving relatives who watch the action go down. Throughout the show, the cast dons ...

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Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street New York, NY