press release

New England Premier of Breaking Up is Hard to Do Opens at Ogunquit Playhouse

For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2008

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to present the New England premiere of the new rock n’ roll musical featuring the music of legendary artist Neil Sedaka, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, starring Academy Award Nominee and star of television’s “The Nanny,” Renée Taylor. The show opens on June 25 and runs through July 12.

This lively production is set at Esther’s Paradise Resort somewhere in the Catskill Mountains during the summer of 1960. Relive the trials, tribulations and rewards of teenage life caused by infatuations, break-ups and those special summers of days gone by. It will have audiences dancing in the aisles with such popular hits as “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Stupid Cupid,” Laughter in the Rain,” “Calendar Girl,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” and of course the number-one-world-smash-hit title song. Baby-boomers will rejoice!

Renée Taylor is most recognized for her role as the overbearing mother to Fran Drescher in “The Nanny.” Renée Taylor has performed on television, movies, and on Broadway during her extensive career. She was nominated for an Academy Award and for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety, or Music. In 1984 she won the Writer’s Guild of America Award Best Comedy for “Bedrooms.”

The magic continues at the Ogunquit Playhouse with the most Tony® Award winning show of all time, The Producers (July 16 – August 9), followed by the glorious My Fair Lady (August 13 - September 6), and Les Misérables starring Andrea McArdle and Ryan Landry (September 10 – October 12).

Main Stage ticket prices range from $39-58 per show and are available through the Box Office at 207-646-5511 or online at