About Neil Simon's 45 Seconds From Broadway

Set in the Polish Tea Room (a coffee shop / restaurant based on the real-life Edison Cafe in New York City), characters arrive and depart, sitting down, chatting with each other, building friendships, and giving glimpses into their lives in the “Big Apple.” It is a play about normal, everyday people as well as larger-than-life, “Showbiz” types, their tragedies and triumphs, and the small but infamous coffee shop / restaurant in which they sit, relax, and spend time among friends and associates bringing character, humor, wisdom — and the occasional “deal” —  with them.

St. Bart's Players

St. Bart’s Players, founded in 1927, is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to presenting high-caliber, quality theater at affordable prices.

Its home base is St. Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Avenue at 51st Street in Manhattan, where meetings, auditions, rehearsals, cabarets, parties and other fun events are held. Most of the members, including the governing Advisory Board, hold full-time day jobs in a wide variety of careers and pursue their love of theater in their off-hours. The group is a melting pot of creativity, talent and management skills that is infused with a hard-work ethic, which is why the Players has enjoyed the long tradition of “consistently achieving professional caliber [theater].” (New York Times).

To learn more about the group, visit stbartsplayers.org. To learn more about St. Bartholomew's Church and its other community groups, please visit stbarts.org.