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TO BE OR NOT TO BE’S DAVID RASCHE GARNERS RAVES IN BURN AFTER READING

TO BE OR NOT TO BE’S

DAVID RASCHE

GARNERS RAVE REVIEWS FOR HIS WORK

IN COEN BROTHERS’ BURN AFTER READING

 

David Rasche, who will begin performances tomorrow in Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere production of TO BE OR NOT TO BE, has earned glowing reviews for his featured role in Joel and Ethan Coen‘s latest film Burn After Reading. The film, which stars Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney and John Malkovich opened this past weekend, earning #1 at the box office.

 

Here’s what some of the critics had to say about Rasche’s performance:

 

  • David Rasche and J.K. Simmons become the movie’s exquisitely deadpan Greek chorus.” – David Ansen, Newsweek

 

  • David Rasche and J.K. Simmons share the movie’s funniest scenes.” – Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News

 

  • David Rasche is exemplary.” – Susan Granger, Arizona Reporter

 

  • “The funniest and most sympathetic characters are played by David Rasche and the wonderful J.K. Simmons.” – Kelly Vance, East Bay Express

 

 

Nick Whitby‘s TO BE OR NOT TO BE, based on the 1942 motion picture To Be or Not To Be, begins previews tomorrow, September 16 and opens Tuesday, October 14 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

 

The production, directed by three-time Tony Awardâ nominee Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python’s Spamalot) features Peter Benson (The Pajama Game), Robert Dorfman (The Drowsy Chaperone), Steve Kazee (Monty Python’s Spamalot), Tony Awardâ nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Jan Maxwell (Coram Boy, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Peter Maloney (Almost An Evening, Dinner At Eight), Michael McCarty (Mary Poppins), twotime Obie Award winner Kristine Nielsen (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, MTC’s Our Leading Lady), Brandon Perler (Broadway debut), David Rasche (Burn After Reading, MTC’s Regrets Only), Rocco Sisto (Iphigenia 2.0), Jimmy Smagula (Damn Yankees at Encores!), and Marina Squerciati (MTC’s Beauty of the Father).

 

The creative team for TO BE OR NOT TO BE includes: Anna Louizos (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design), Wendall and Zak (projection design), Josh Marquette (hair design), and David Caparelliotis (casting).

 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. MTC productions have earned a total of 16 Tony Awards and five Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Renowned MTC productions include Top Girls; From Up Here; Come Back, Little Sheba; The Receptionist; LoveMusik; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; Kimberly Akimbo; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Sylvia; Four Dogs and a Bone; Putting It Together; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin’

 

This season, MTC’s Broadway stage was renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The landmarked theatre has been the institution’s home on Broadway since 2003 and was rehabilitated by MTC following a two-year, $35 million capital campaign. In addition, MTC operates two theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street), its Off-Broadway home since 1984.

 

For more information on Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

You can subscribe to MTC by calling (212) 399-3030, Monday – Friday, noon – 8 PM, with a major credit card. Subscriptions are available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

TICKET INFORMATION:

  • Via Telecharge.com: Single tickets to TO BE OR NOT TO BE are available via Telecharge.com by telephone at (212) 239-6200, (800) 432-7250 outside the NY metro area and online at Telecharge.com. For group ticket information, call (800) 432-7780. 
  • Via the Samuel J. Friedman Box Office: Tickets are available at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue). Tickets range in price from $56.50-$96.50. Student rush tickets are available the day of the performance at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office for $26.50.
  • MTC Subscriptions: You can subscribe to MTC by calling (212) 399-3030, Monday – Friday, noon – 8 PM, with a major credit card. Subscriptions are available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
  • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.

 

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