Barefoot in the Park is a 1963 Tony-nominated comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. It explores the troubles that newlyweds face.
The play's Broadway premiere was on October 23, 1963, at the Biltmore Theatre. It was directed by Mike Nichols (who won a Tony Award for his direction), and starred Elizabeth Ashley, Robert Redford, Kurt Kasznar, Mildred Natwick, Herbert Edelman, and Joseph Keating as the opening cast. Ashley earned a Tony nomination for her performance. The production lasted nearly four years, with over 1500 performances.
In 2006, the play was revived on Broadway with Amanda Peet and Patrick Wilson as the newlywed couple, and featuring Tony Roberts and Jill Clayburgh.
Barefoot in the Park was made into a 1967 movie, with the screenplay written by Simon. Redford reprised his role with Jane Fonda taking the role that Elizabeth Ashley had on Broadway. Mildred Natwick reprised her role as the bride's mother, and Charles Boyer played an eccentric neighbor living upstairs.
Barefoot In The Park, with a black cast, was also a short lived sitcom on ABC in the 1970-1971 TV season.