The House of Blue Leaves

Walter Kerr Theatre |  Broadway  |  April, 2011

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

A play by John Guare

Directed by David Cromer

Starring Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, and Jennifer Jason Leigh 

In THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, Ben Stiller is Artie Shaugnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife (Edie Falco), and impatient girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh), and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big. THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES is a satirical take on celebrity, religion and the frequent merging of the two.  (Read more at

“Edie Falco is transfixing. A luminous force.”

The New York Times 

“A modern masterpiece. The best show of the season.”

The Wall Street Journal

“An insanely funny comedy. Sets the bar for smart comic lunacy.”

- Variety