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Thank you!

Thank you!

We are very grateful to all the people, more than 30 thousand, that attended our production of Bill W. and Dr. Bob.  It has been an amazing experience. Also, we are grateful to our cast and crew!     We were the living example of  ’Yale to Jail”.  We had audience members who had never been to a live production before – thanks to our “Ticket Sponsor Program”.  We also had members of New York City’s first family,  Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray, and their daughter Chiara pose with the cast of the Off-Broadway play BILL W. AND DR....

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BARRON LERNER ARTICLE ON NEW YORK TIMES’ WEBSITE

Here is some great news, on Friday February 13th there was a fantastic article posted on the New York Times’ website about the show.  It was written by Barron H. Lerner, professor of medicine and population health at the New York University School of Medicine, and the author of the forthcoming book “The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics“.  Check it out: READ ON NEW YORK TIMES WEBSITE:    Alcoholism Through a Doctor’s Eyes By Barron Lerner When I teach medical students about alcoholism, it is never easy. Students arrive with preconceived notions...

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THE DRUNK DOCTOR AND THE DRUNK STOCKBROKER

By SAMUEL SHEM, Co-author, M.D. D.Phil (Oxon)   Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the brilliant actor, died from a drug overdose.  This is a great tragedy. The outpouring of sorrow and tribute has just begun.  Online there is a great deal of death about how his death is a lack of willpower.  This shows a basic and remarkable misunderstanding of what addiction is.  It is not a lack of will, it is a disease.  As doctors who have treated many hundreds of alcoholics and addicts, we have come to understand that no amount of willpower can keep an addict or a drunk away from his or her drug of choice. ...

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Our Vision

BILL W. AND DR. BOB this weekend hit its 6 month, 150th performance,  It seems that this makes it the longest running non-musical/comedy Off Broadway. But it hasn’t been easy. When the Off Broadway show closed on June 10, 2007 after a 4-month run, I turned to Janet and said, “Someday we’ll bring it back to Off Broadway the way we dreamed of.”  The 2007 show was a commercial venture, with a huge amount of money raised from investors, and huge expenses, in a 350-seat theatre.  When summer came, the investors closed it down. For 6 years it traveled around the country and parts of the world, to...

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AN INCANDESCENT EXPERIENCE

As the first big storm hit New York City last Saturday, Janet my wife and co-author were on our way to see the matinee performance of BILL W. AND DR. BOB.  We live in Massachusetts. So we had not seen the show for about a month.  We traveled on the fast train from Boston very early and arrived to a blustery snow covered city around Noon.  We were hoping the snow would just be a dusting, we were wrong. It was the first big snow storm of the season.  We did not know what type of show to expect with this kind of weather.  Will people come? Will it be a small crowd?  Will those that do show up...

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DONATE A FREE TICKET FOR THOSE IN RECOVERY WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY.

DONATE  A FREE TICKET FOR THOSE IN RECOVERY WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO  PAY.

 BECOME A TICKET SPONSOR  We provide 45 Free Tickets Per Performance to those in recovery communities or treatment centers or other groups who cannot afford to buy tickets.      Our last performance is  May 4th, 2014. P.S. “Our service keeps us sober”—Dr. Bob Smith  ANY LEVEL OF DONATION IS WELCOME. 1 Ticket – $22           2 Tickets $44 4 Tickets $88              6 Tickets – $132 10 Tickets – $220  To sponsor one performance: (45 tickets at $22): $990 To sponsor one week (5 performances): $4950 To sponsor one month (4 weeks): $19,800. THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO DONATE WRITE CHECK...

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