Noises Off (Broadway, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1983) | Playbill

Noises Off



This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of "Nothing On" in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run.

Progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members, slamming doors, falling trousers, and flying sardines in their final performances, audiences are treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek that truly challenges the age-old saying “The show must go on.”

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Drama Desk Award
1984 Outstanding New Play Nominee
1984 Outstanding Director of a Play Winner
1984 Outstanding Set Design Nominee
1984 Outstanding Ensemble Performance Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1984 Outstanding Director Winner
Tony Award
1984 Play Nominee
1984 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1984 Best Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
1984 Best Direction of a Play Nominee

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