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It’s a balmy Labor Day in the American Heartland, and a group of women are preparing for a picnic... but they'll have to lay a lot on the line before they can lay out the checkered cloths. When a handsome young drifter named Hal arrives, his combination of uncouth manners and titillating charm sends the women reeling, especially the beautiful Madge. When Hal is forced out of town, Madge must decide whether their fleeting encounter is worth changing the course of her life.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Feb. 24, 2013.

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About Picnic on Broadway

Previews: Dec 14, 2012 • Opening: Jan 13, 2013 • Closing: Feb 24, 2013
Broadway Plays Classics Stars on Stage Comedy
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Todd Haimes Theatre Todd Haimes Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices available. Infrared headsets are free to check out at coatcheck with a photo ID.
Wheelchair Access
The Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine are accessible.
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Elevators are available to all levels of the theater.
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What Is the Story of Picnic?
The ladies of a small town in Kansas are getting ready for their annual picnic on the last day of summer when a handsome drifter named Hal suddenly appears and captures the attention of the town’s female residents—especially the young, beautiful Madge. Madge and Hal try to fight their attraction, which threatens to throw Madge’s family and future into a wicked spiral. Will Madge choose her safe, sensible boyfriend or the dangerous drifter with a questionable past?


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"It’s a pleasure to watch the supposedly supporting cast take ownership of these characters..."

The New York Post

Elisabeth Vincentelli

"Director Sam Gold does a swell job of conjuring the fabled American epoch when people used the word swell..."

Entertainment Weekly

Adam Markovitz

"...there’s something undeniably pleasurable about sinking into the vivid evocation of small-town Middle America."

The Hollywood Reporter

David Rooney

"Gold has overlaid humorous interpretations onto Inge's stilted and dated dialogue, often to good effect..."

Associated Press

Jennifer Farrar

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Madge Owens
Hal Carter
Howard Bivens
Rosemary Sydney
Madeleine Martin
Millie Owens
Christine Schoenwalder
Helen Potts
Alan Seymour
Maddie Corman
Irma Konkrite
Chris Perfetti


Written by
William Inge
Sam Gold
Set Designer
Andrew Lieberman
Costume Designer
David Zinn
Lighting Designer
Jane Cox
Sound Designer
Jill BC DuBoff
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