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The Waverly Gallery

The Waverly Gallery, John Golden Theatre, NYC Show Poster
John Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

No Intermission
Important Dates
Sep 25, 2018
Oct 25, 2018
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Elaine May, Michael Cera, Lucas Hedges and Joan Allen star in Kenneth Lonergan's Pultizer-nominated work.

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Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed memory play, and 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Waverly Gallery, will have its Broadway premiere at the John Golden Theatre.

Directed by Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer (in her Broadway debut), the cast will include Grammy Award winner, and Academy and Golden Globe Award nominee, Elaine May, one half of the legendary comedy duo, Nichols and May, whose iconic show An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May famously played the John Golden Theatre; Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges; Tony Award winner Joan Allen; and, in his third Lonergan play, Michael Cera.

A powerfully poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.

Cast & Creative


  • Gladys Green
    Elaine May
  • Don Bowman
  • Daniel Reed
    Lucas Hedges
  • Ellen Fine
    Joan Allen
  • Howard Fine
    David Cromer


  • Written by
    Kenneth Lonergan
  • Director
    Lila Neugebauer
  • Set Designer
    David Zinn
  • Costume Designer
    Ann Roth
  • Lighting Designer
    Brian MacDevitt