Good Night, Oscar

By Doug Wright, Directed by Leigh Silverman

2021 Season in the Albert Theatre

Anything Can Happen on Live TV, and One Night it Did.

It’s 1958, and Jack Paar hosts the hottest late-night talk-show on television. His favorite guest? Character actor, pianist and wild card Oscar Levant. Famous for his witty one-liners, Oscar has a favorite: “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity; I have erased this line.” Tonight, Oscar will prove just that when he appears live on national TV in an episode Paar’s audience—and the rest of America—won’t soon forget. Good Night, Oscar explores the nexus of humor and heartbreak, the ever-dwindling distinction between exploitation and entertainment, and the high cost of baring one’s soul for public consumption. 

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  • Doug Wright, Playwright
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    Leigh Silverman, Director

    Leigh Silverman (Director) directed the world premiere of Chinglish at Goodman Theatre, as well as the subsequent Broadway transfer. Other Broadway credits include Grand Horizons (WTF, 2ST); The Lifespan of a Fact (Studio 54); Violet (Roundabout, Tony nomination); Well (Longacre Theatre). Recent credits: Soft Power (Public Theater, Ahmanson Theater, Curran Theater); Hurricane Diane (New York Theatre Workshop); Harry Clarke (Vineyard Theatre, Minetta Lane, Lortel nomination); Wild Goose Dreams (Public Theater); Sweet Charity (New Group); On The Exhale (Roundabout); The Outer Space (Public); All The Ways To Say I Love You (MCC); The Way We Get By (2ST); Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb); American Hero (WTF, 2ST); No Place to Go (Public Theater); Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons). Encores: VioletThe Wild PartyReally Rosie. She received the 2011 and 2019 Obie Awards for Sustained Excellence.

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