The Waverly Gallery
Elaine May returns to Broadway this fall in , Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed memory play, and 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Waverly Gallery.
A heart-rending, poignant and often humorous comic drama that examines the effect of senility on a family, the play’s central character is Gladys Green (May), an “eighty-something” former lawyer and Greenwich Village activist who runs an art gallery in a small hotel. The hotel’s management would prefer to replace her less-than-thriving gallery with a potentially more lucrative coffee shop — but the feisty Gladys isn’t someone who backs down easily. Always slightly cranky but now increasingly unpredictable due to her mental decline, Gladys is a cause of concern to her daughter and son-in-law — and in particular to her grandson, from whose point of view this touching “memory play” unfolds. As Gladys fights to retain her independence, The Waverly Gallery shows how a family can confront a crisis with both humor and strength.
Grammy Award winner, and Academy and Golden Globe Award nominee, Elaine May leads the small cast of Broadway and Hollywood notables. She returns to Broadway as a performer after appearing in 1966's short-lived The Office, which closed before officially opening. She made her Broadway debut in 1960 at the Golden Theatre with An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May. May also penned the plays Taller Than a Dwarf, After the Night and the Music, and George Is Dead, which was featured in the 2011 triple bill Relatively Speaking.
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Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at the New York Palace on Madison Ave., between 50th & 51st St and then at 57th and Madison. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video. We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.