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Spelling Bee (The 25th Annual...) - NYC Tickets & Information

Circle In The Square Theatre

1633 Broadway / 235 West 50th Street

(Between Broadway & 8th Avenue)

New York NY 10019 View on map

Spelling Bee (The 25th Annual...) - NYC Summary

In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. A sold-out smash at Off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre Spelling Bee has been called "irresistible and entirely lovable" by the New York Times.

Spelling Bee (The 25th Annual...) - NYC Cast Members:

Aaron J. Albano, Stanley Bahorek, Jenni Barber, Jared Gertner, James Monroe Iglehart, Sara Inbar, Greta Lee, Daniel Pearce, Jennifer Simard

Spelling Bee (The 25th Annual...) - NYC Creative Team

Music and Lyrics: William Finn
Book: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rebecca Feldman
Director: James Lapine
Choreographer: Dan Knechtges
Producer: David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Co. and Second Stage Theatre
Press Agent: The Publicity Office

Spelling Bee (The 25th Annual...) - NYC Award Winners/Nominees


Nominated for 6 2004-2005 Tony Awards:
  • Best Musical
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical - Dan Fogler - Winner
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Celia Keenan-Bolger
  • Best Direction of a Musical - James Lapine
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - Music & Lyrics: William Finn
  • Best Book of a Musical - Rachel Sheinkin - Winner
Nominated for 4 2005 Lucille Lortel Awards:
  • Outstanding Musical - Winner
  • Outstanding Director - James Lapine
  • Outstanding Choreographer - Dan Knechtges
  • Outstanding Featured Actor - Dan Fogler - Winner
Winner 2004 - 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award:
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Dan Fogler

Winner 2004 - 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance

Nominated for 6 2004 - 2005 Drama Desk Awards:

  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical - James Lapine  - Winner
  • Outstanding Music - William Finn
  • Outstanding Lyrics - William Finn
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical - Rachel Sheinkin - Winner
  • Outstanding Ensemble Performance - Winner
Nominated for 1 2004 - 2005 Drama League Award:
  • Distinguished Production of a Musical

Spelling Bee (The 25th Annual...) - NYC Quick Facts

Running Time:

1 hour, 45 minutes - with no intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

Recommended for 10 and over.*
Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 15, 2005 May 2, 2005

Box Office Hours

Monday: 10am - 6pm (If there is a late performance, open until curtain.)
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Closed

Please Note: Tickets to In Transit are not available at the Box Office at this time.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Secure lockers available.