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ROUNDABOUT’S PAL JOEY EXTENDS TO MARCH 1 ON BROADWAY

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Announces

TWO WEEK EXTENSION!

Through March 1st, 2009

STOCKARD CHANNING    MATTHEW RISCH

MARTHA PLIMPTON

star in a new Broadway production of

PAL JOEY

Music by RICHARD RODGERS       Lyrics by LORENZ HART

New Book by RICHARD GREENBERG

Based on the original book by JOHN O’HARA

Music Direction by PAUL GEMIGNANI

Choreography by GRACIELA DANIELE

Directed by JOE MANTELLO

“One of the best musicals of the 20th century!” – Wall Street Journal

“Rodgers and Hart’s songs are glorious!” – USA Today

“Pal Joey is a sophisticated showcase of old-fashioned glamour and wit.” – NY1 

On Broadway at Studio 54

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), is pleased to announce a two-week extension of PAL JOEY starring Stockard Channing (Vera Simpson), Matthew Risch (Joey Evans) and Martha Plimpton (Gladys Bumps), now through March 1st, 2009.

PAL JOEY features a new book by Tony® Award winner Richard Greenberg, based on the original book by John O’Hara, with music direction by Tony® Award winner Paul Gemignani, choreography by Graciela Daniele and directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Joe Mantello at Studio 54 on Broadway.

PAL JOEY began previews on Friday, November 14th, 2008 and opened officially on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended two weeks through March 1st, 2009.

The cast of Pal Joey features Robert Clohessy (Mike), Jenny Fellner (Linda English), Daniel Marcus (Ludlow Lowell), Steven Skybell  (Ernest), Timothy J. Alex, Brian Barry, Kurt Froman, Bahiyah Sayyed Gaines, Lisa Gajda, Anthony Holds, Nadine Isenegger, Mark Morettini, Kathryn Mowat Murphy, Abbey O’Brien, Hayley Podschun, Krista Saab and Eric Sciotto

The design team includes two-time Tony® Award winner Scott Pask (Sets), five-time Tony® Award winner William Ivey Long (Costumes), Tony® Award nominee Paul Gallo (Lights), Tony Meola (Sound), Don Sebesky (Orchestrator), Eric Stern (Dance Arranger) and Paul Huntley (Hair and Wig Design).

PAL JOEY premiered on Broadway on December 25, 1940, in a production directed and produced by George Abbott, starring Gene Kelly and Vivienne Segal. This production marks the first Broadway revival of PAL JOEY in over 30 years. 

Set in Chicago in the late 1930s, PAL JOEY is the story of Joey Evans, a brash, scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub.   Joey abandons his wholesome girlfriend Linda English, to charm a rich, married older woman, Vera Simpson, in the hope that she’ll set him up in business. 

The Rodgers & Hart score for PAL JOEY includes such classic songs as “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “I Could Write a Book,” “You Mustn’t Kick It Around,” and “Zip,” among others.   This new production of PAL JOEY also features “I’m Talking to My Pal,” a song that had been dropped from the score during its out-of-town tryout.

TICKET INFORMATION & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Tickets are available by phone at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).  Tickets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays range from $36.50 to $121.50.  Tickets on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays range from $36.50 to $126.50. 

Pal Joey plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit theatres.  The company contributes invaluably to New York’s cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today’s audiences.

Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

Lead support provided by Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Production Fund partners:  Perry and Marty Granoff, The Kaplen Foundation, Peter and Leni May, John and Gilda McGarry, Tom and Diane Tuft.   Major support provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company.  Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts; and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.  American Express is the 2008-2009 season sponsor of the Roundabout Theatre Company.   The Westin New York is the official hotel of Roundabout Theatre Company.   

Roundabout Theatre Company‘s 2008-2009 season also includes Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank Langella, directed by Doug Hughes; David Rabe’s Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis; Lisa Loomer’s Distracted featuring Cynthia Nixon, directed by Mark Brokaw; Steven Levenson’s The Language of Trees, directed by Alex Timbers; Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, starring Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Cerveris, Paul Sparks and Peter Stormare, directed by Ian Rickson; Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist, starring Matthew Broderick, directed by David Grindley and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, starring (in order of speaking) Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman, David Strathairn, directed by Anthony Page.  Roundabout’s sold out production of The 39 Steps is making its second Broadway transfer to the Helen Hayes Theatre on January 21st, 2009.

www.roundabouttheatre.org

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