New Jewish Theatre postpones opening of its 24th season


New Jewish Theatre will revisit Neill Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” for the opening of its 2022 season. Above: A photo of the cast of NJT’s 2010 production of the play. (John Lamb)

The New Jewish Theatre has postponed performances of its 24th season kickoff show, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” which was originally scheduled to open Jan. 20. The new start date is Feb. 10.

“We have been monitoring the situation with the Omicron variant as numbers have increased here in St. Louis. We thought it wise to delay our production during the St. Louis surge,” said Edward Coffield, NJT artistic director. “It is our priority to keep our audiences, artists and production staff safe, and we don’t want anyone to miss this hilarious performance because they’re hesitant to come to the theater.”

“Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” Neil Simon’s classic comedy, will now run Feb. 10-27. NJT plans to contact current ticketholders about the change in dates. Coffield said none of the dates for the other four shows in the season, which runs into December, are expected to change.

NJT performs at the Jewish Community Center’s Wool Studio Theatre, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. Individual tickets are $47-$54. Guests can purchase season tickets and Flex Passes (a five-ticket package) at the NJT box office, online at or by phone at 314-442-3283.

NJT requires proof of vaccination (both doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson) for all attendees. Guests can present a vaccination card or photo, plus photo ID. NJT requires guests to wear masks properly over their nose and mouth.