YOU'VE GOT HATE MAIL
by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore
"The PERFECT Bedroom Farce!" - New York Post
"Non-Stop Laughs" - Show Business Weekly
In “You’ve Got Hate Mail,” love "bytes" when an extra-marital affair goes hysterically wrong, thanks to a juicy email left sitting on a desktop. Hailed by critics (“The perfect bedroom farce…expertly directed…riotously enacted by a five-person ensemble!” –New York Post) (“LOL…The audience is guaranteed to do just that – Laugh Out Loud!” – New Jersey Star-Ledger) (“It doesn’t get better than this!” –Show Business Weekly) (“A rapid-paced romp with a millennium twist! Hilarious!” –Curtainup.com), “You’ve Got Hate Mail” takes a laser-focused hysterical look at the world of online hook-ups and break-ups.
“You’ve Got Hate Mail” has also enjoyed an open-ended run in Mexico City, where it has performed since August to sold-out audiences nightly, as well as in the Czech Republic, Poland, Canada, New Zealand, Malta, and Slovenia.
Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore are the authors and stars of 23 plays published worldwide with Samuel French and translated into multiple languages around the globe. Van Zandt’s solo play “The Property Known as Garland” broke house records at The Actor’s Playhouse in its initial Off-Broadway run. Other Off-Broadway credits include the cult comedy “Drop Dead!” and the silent-slapstick comedy-performed-live-on-stage “Silent Laughter.” In addition to Miss Milmore and Mr. Van Zandt (“If you've never seen this clown at work, you should be ashamed of yourself” - Asbury Park Press), the play stars Glenn Jones (“Silent Laughter”), Barbara Bonilla and Fran Solgan. Gary Shaffer ("High School Reunion: The Musical") directs.
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YOU'VE GOT HATE MAIL
DIRECTED BY GARY SHAFFER
STARRING: BILLY VAN ZANDT, JANE MILMORE, GLENN JONES, BARBARA BONILLA, AND FRAN SOLGAN
Running Time 80 Minutes (no intermission)
STAGE 72 (FORMERLY THE TRIAD THEATER)
158 w. 72ND ST. (BETWEEN AMSTERDAM & COLUMBUS)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10028
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Check out some of the rave reviews YOU'VE GOT HATE MAIL has gotten!
The New York Post
Show Business Weekly
Theatre Is Easy
Asbury Park Press
Single Women Rule
Single Gal in the City
Diary of A Disillusioned Dater
Read an interview with the playwrights at
Times Square Chronicles
New Jersey Monthly
Asbury Park Press
Visit the play's website for more info!
Hear what the critics are saying about YOU'VE GOT HATE MAIL - and come experience it for yourself!
"The perfect bedroom farce" - "expertly directed" - "riotously enacted by a five-person ensemble!" "The comic momentum -- there's even a chase scene -- never flags, even though all of the dialogue is spoken by performers seated in front of computers." - The New York Post
The intimate cabaret setting of the Triad is an ideal space to sip a cocktail and enjoy this witty bedroom comedy of errors. For theatergoers seeking a fun evening of non-stop laughs and pure entertainment, it doesn’t get better than this. - Show Business Weekly
... Fast-paced jokes, comedic writing, and strong performances! - Theasy.com
... A rapid-paced romp with a millennium twist.... Van Zandt is smarmy and temperamental as Richard. Milmore excels as the trim, well-off pampered wife, not street-wise but determined to save her marriage albeit with limits. - CurtainUp
Can a stage play where all the action takes place via email be funny? Actually, as the spirited comedy You’ve Got Hate Mail proves each Friday night, it’s hilarious.... Whether it’s Van Zandt’s twisting his necktie, Milmore’s fretting brow, Bonilla’s mischievous grin, Jones accenting his emails with a finger shoot, or the sly, sexy glint in West’s eyes and smile, it all adds to the fun. Under Gary Shaffer’s taut direction, the timing is razor-sharp and there’s never a lull in the proceedings. - Media Mischief
...Behind this very funny theater piece lurk many surprises. Moral: Beware what you post.
- Huffington Post
Two really funny, outrageous, off the charts writer/performers. Go see this show. - Olympia Dukakis
OUTRIGHT GUFFAWS! - Peter Filichia
A FUNNY PLAY! The verbal zingers fly fast and furious! - Asbury Park Press
LOL! The audience is guaranteed to do just that - LAUGH OUT LOUD! - Star-Ledger
I just came out of the most delightful romp at the Triad. My friend nearly peed herself laughing! Bravo! Bravo! - Toni Ryan, WPST-FM (94.5)
This show is hands down, one of my favorites! I laughed so much my stomach still hurt the next day! - Joanne Cruise, 92.7 WOBM
You've Got Hate Mail had me doubled-over in my seat, with tears rolling down my face, unable to catch my breath. Now THAT'S the way to laugh!!! - Liz Jeressi, 94.3 The Point Morning Show Co-Host
Hilarious! Riotous! I haven't enjoyed theater like this since the days of the late Charles Ludlum and his Ridiculous Theatrical Company! I can't recommend this play enough! - CultureCatch.com
You've Got Hate Mail is worthy of a sitcom... You will laugh hysterically.... An entertaining date night of comedy! - Times Square Chronicle
Samuel French, Inc. published a recent Q&A with Billy and Jane in which they discuss how they got started as playwrights, what working in TV is like, their influences, and other fascinating topics like horned Valkyrie helmets. Says Billy: "A hint for anyone doing our shows: be real. And listen to each other. And speed up the pace. A good farce is like a snowball going downhill, the pace gets faster and faster as you go." Full Article
For information on Van Zandt/Milmore titles published and licensed by Samuel French, click here!
Contact Billy and Jane at Van Zandt/Milmore Productions, 12400 Ventura Blvd, Suite #449, Studio City, CA 91604.