BOOK BY JOSHUA HARMON & SARAH SILVERMAN
LYRICS BY ADAM SCHLESINGER & SARAH SILVERMAN
MUSIC BY ADAM SCHLESINGER
CREATIVE CONSULTANT DAVID YAZBEK
CHOREOGRAPHED BY BYRON EASLEY
DIRECTED BY ANNE KAUFFMAN
BASED ON THE BOOK THE BEDWETTER: STORIES OF COURAGE,
REDEMPTION, AND PEE BY SARAH SILVERMAN
LINDA GROSS THEATER
April 30 – July 10, 2022
Meet Sarah. She’s funny. She’s dirty. She’s 10. And she’s got a secret that you’ll never guess (unless you read the title).
Originally set to premiere in the spring of 2020, we are pleased to announce new dates for The Bedwetter, a highly-anticipated new musical based on the bestselling memoir by Sarah Silverman, written with Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), and featuring a sensational final score by our late friend Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne).
Run time: Approximately 2 hours, with a brief intermission.
Please note: This production includes haze, strobe lights, adult language, and themes relating to suicide.
“A potty-mouthed pleasure.”
JESSE GREEN, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Excellent writing and cutting zingers, The Bedwetter absolutely goes for it! Silverman’s voice is ringingly present and savagely witty in the musical’s book.”
tim teeman, The daily beast
“Not only is The Bedwetter inventive, it is a beautiful, provocative showcase of dynamic female characters. Silverman should be extremely proud of the piece she has created, it poignantly unveils the realities of what it’s really like when a girl grows up. A two-hour carnival ride of a musical!”
ana zambrana, Did they like it?
“Go out of your way to see The Bedwetter!”
Steven Suskin, new york stage review
“Wickedly funny and altogether endearing. Nearly non-stop laughter for two hours straight. A hilarious, heartwarming crowd-pleaser. Utterly delightful!”
Erin kahn, stage buddy
“Makes the audience laugh so hard at times that they might literally pee their pants!”
brian scott lipton, citi tour NY
“Clever, comic, splendid. Like a good mattress it has both bounce and genuine heft. An adroit musical that treats the emotional life of a child with the complexity and the seriousness it deserves.”
Alexis soloski, The Guardian
“Hilarious and filthy new musical! The late Schlesinger should be here to experience the waves of laughter that ripple through the audience. Kauffman guides everyone in the cast towards specific, side-splitting performances.”
david gordon, theatermania
“Not only one of the funniest but also the sweetest shows in town. The Bedwetter features a roster of heavyweight talents, both on and offstage.”
frank scheck, new york stage review
“It’s hard not to walk out of the theater with a bounce in your step, not only because of the irreverent humor and the upbeat musical numbers, but because the show makes a big, splashy plea for all of us to be unapologetically ourselves.”
Pamela newton, American Theatre
Cast & Creative
Health & Safety
At Atlantic, we are committed to providing and maintaining a gathering place that is free of known hazards. In order to safeguard the health of our entire community, we are requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccinations for all employees and audiences moving forward. We will additionally require mask-wearing indoors at our theater for all audience members and staff until further notice. Click here to read more about our health and safety protocols.
Video by Tim Grady.
Photos by Ahron R. Foster.
Rehearsals photographed and filmed at the NEW 42ND STREET Studios.