An hysterical look at the world of on-line hook-ups and break-ups. In You've Got Hate Mail, love “bytes” all when an extra-marital affair goes viral, after a sexy e-mail goes to the wrong mailbox. The story is told entirely in e-mails, texts and tweets, although the play still manages to have an unforgettable chase scene fueled by smartphones and tablets. "For non-stop laughs, it doesn't get better than this!" - Show Business
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On June 25, 2010, You’ve Got Hate Mail opened Off-Broadway at The Triad Theatre (now Stage 72) in Manhattan’s trendy Upper West Side.
Slowly, print and web rave reviews about the show began appearing, and (more importantly), enthusiastic audience word-of-mouth led to sold-out houses. And for the next four years the NYC audiences kept on coming and kept on laughing.
Along the way, guest stars from Broadway, TV, and film occasionally joined the original NY cast for an evening or two of YGHM theatrical fun. Among them: Tony nominee Richard Kind (The Big Knife, The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife), Jeff Keller (Phantom of the Opera), Brian O’Halloran (Clerks), Julia Duffy (Newhart), Meg Bennett (Grease), Teresa Ganzel (Viagra Falls, The Toy), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever, Not Another Teen Movie), Khrystyne Haje (Head of the Class), and Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Wild Fire).
Audiences world-wide are enjoying independent YGHM productions as well. Long-term runs in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovenia continue, with Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Croatia to follow in 2015. It’s also proved to be a certified hit in Mexico, Australia, Malta, and New Zealand.
About the Playwrights
Called "the masters of modern farce," the team of Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore are among the most produced playwrights in the world for over three decades. Van Zandt and Milmore have also garnered multiple film and TV awards for their work as stage actors, producers, and writers.