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After winning the Encore Producers Award at HOLLYWOOD FRINGE in Los Angeles this past summer, and selling out its run at LONDON’S CAMDEN FRINGE to great reviews, Hal Cantor’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS brings the angst to where it truly belongs: New York City. 

Featuring the voice of RICKI LAKE, Hal’s raw, honest, if often painfully hilarious look at himself, is a coming-of-middle-age comedy about coming out late (some might say ‘very late’), among other anxiety-producing triggers and tribulations.

Directed by award-winning London theater artist, Ralph Bogard, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS — by its very form — demonstrates theater’s unique ability to reflect life back to us, with humor and heart. And lots of gay sex.

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****REVIEWS: LA and London are crazy about ANXIOUS!****

"There are lots of laughs in Hal Cantor’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ANXIOUS…It’s genuinely down to earth. And, a hell of a tell-all. Cantor practically inverts inside-to-out in a glorious, self-effacing expose of himself...The show is as complex as Cantor is as a person...And this is what makes this production singularly unique." —Tracey Paleo, GIA ON THE MOVE (LA)

"What we have here is a one man show that is open and heartfelt, biographical and vulnerable...Cantor has clearly thought about his subject matter in a deep and perceptive way, and is a funny guy.” —Karl O' Doherty, THE REVIEWS HUB: LONDON

“…polished, technically seamless and upbeat in energy…Ralph Bogard’s direction keeps Cantor moving…Cantor’s candor and considered approach to the subject do make for an often entertaining and insightful hour.” — James Humphrey, THE UP COMING (London)

Please note that all New York City Fringe shows begin at the time stated on your reservation and that we cannot guarantee late seating. Please arrive 5 to 15 minutes before show time.

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