Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “45 Seconds from Broadway (Neil Simon)” as Want to Read:
45 Seconds from Broadway (Neil Simon)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

45 Seconds from Broadway (Neil Simon)

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Comedy Characters: 6 male, 6 female

Interior Set

From America's master of Contemporary Broadway Comedy, here is another revealing comedy behind the scenes in the entertainment world, this time near the heart of the theatre district. 45 Seconds from Broadway takes place in the legendary "Polish Tea Room" on New York's 47th Street. Here Broadway theatre personalities washed-up
Paperback, 84 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Samuel French Trade
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about 45 Seconds from Broadway, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about 45 Seconds from Broadway

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 40)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Chris Clancy
Hilariously true to the absurdity of the human predicament! Had me thinking of Edward Albee. Only through Autumn, but should be able to finish off Winter & Spring before tomorrow's Tokyo matinee. Curious as to how well the cast can pull it off in Japanese.
Try as I might, I just couldn't get into this one. It's telling that I started the play in the height of the "Save Cafe Edison" frenzy, and didn't manage to finish it until the poor cafe was gutted and gone.

I could appreciate the ode to the Edison, as the play's chilling prophesies about its fate- but not much more than that.
Fauzia Lakh
Loved it! But I haven't met a Neil Simon play I didn't love yet.
Dave Cotton
Not one of Simon's better plays, but still fun!
Patrick Torelle
Patrick Torelle marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2015
Victoria marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2014
Goshgeegolly marked it as to-read
Nov 14, 2014
Dora Mar
Dora Mar marked it as to-read
May 21, 2014
J3llyfish marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2014
Mairep marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2013
Dantreadwell marked it as to-read
Oct 13, 2013
Kristen Elise
Kristen Elise marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2013
Aris marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2013
Chaz Volk
Chaz Volk marked it as to-read
Feb 04, 2013
Brenna marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2012
Tiffiny marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2012
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Marvin Neil Simon is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is one of the most reliable hitmakers in Broadway history, as well as one of the most performed playwrights in the world. Though primarily a comic writer, some of his plays, particularly the Eugene Trilogy and The Sunshine Boys, reflect on the twentieth century Jewish-American experience.
More about Neil Simon...
The Odd Couple Brighton Beach Memoirs Barefoot in the Park Lost in Yonkers Biloxi Blues

Share This Book

“But you'll see producers and theatre owners with a billion dollars worth of theaters come in here for lunch and you know why? Because it's cheap. You see those pictures on the wall? All young actors and actresses who you will never hear about in your life... And when 'dis place is gone, the entire Broadway will slide into the East River.” 0 likes
“Oh, well this month we're sold out. Completely. You could go all over town, you won't find a ticket to the show... Unless you go to the box office. He's got racks of seats.” 0 likes
More quotes…