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Broadway’s The Miracle Worker Plays Final Performance April 4




The critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary production and first Broadway revival of William Gibson’s THE MIRACLE WORKER, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined), will play its final performance on Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50 Street) following 21 previews and 38 regular performances.

Producers David Richenthal and Dini von Mueffling said: “We are saddened to announce that The Miracle Worker must close. Having the opportunity to share this powerful story with a new generation of theatergoers has been remarkable. We could not have asked for a more extraordinary cast, creative team and group of dedicated producers.”
THE MIRACLE WORKER stars Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Tony Award® nominee Alison Pill (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) as Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, Golden Globe Award® winner and Emmy Award® nominee Matthew Modine (the film Short Cuts, “And the Band Played On”), Jennifer Morrison (Fox series “House M.D.,” the film Star Trek), Tony Award® winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of a Salesman), Tobias Segal, Daniel Oreskes, Michael Cummings, Simone Joy Jones, Yvette Ganier and  Lance Chantiles-Wertz.

Set in Tuscumbia, Alabama in the 1880s, THE MIRACLE WORKER tells the story of the young Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf after a childhood illness, and the extraordinary woman, Annie Sullivan, who taught her to communicate with the world.

THE MIRACLE WORKER began previews on February 12 and opened March 3, 2010. The critics said:

“A terrific family drama!” – NY-1 News

“The best play for kids on the Great White Way!” -Time Out Kids

“Superb and powerful with two fiercely talented actresses. Abigail Breslin is demonically brilliant.”– New York Magazine
“Abigail Breslin is downright remarkable. A stirring piece of theatrical storytelling. If you have tears, expect to shed them.

– The Wall Street Journal

“Alison Pill is outstanding. She brings exceptional emotional clarity to her work.”- Entertainment Weekly

William Gibson’s modern day classic touches the heart. It’s a potent example of a powerful true-life story related in heart-tugging fashion.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Solid dramatic gold. A powerful, gripping and heartening story with an eternal ability to speak to us!”- The Bergen Record

THE MIRACLE WORKER features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, hair design by Charles LaPointe and physical coaching and movement by Lee Sher.

is produced by David Richenthal, Eric Falkenstein, Randall L. Wreghitt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Dan Frishwasser, Joe & Kathy Grano, Jr., Mallory Factor, David & Sheila Lehrer, Martha Falkenberg, Bruce J. Carusi & Susan Altamore Carusi, Cheryl Lachowicz, Lynn Shaw; in association with Connie Bartlow Kristan and Jamie deRoy/Remmel T. Dickinson.

originally opened at The Playhouse Theatre on October 19, 1959 and was awarded the 1960 Tony Award® for Best Play in addition to garnering leading lady Anne Bancroft a Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Play for the role of Annie Sullivan and a Theatre World Award for newcomer Patty Duke for her portrayal of Helen Keller. Both actresses received Academy Awards® for their work in the feature film adaptation.

THE MIRACLE WORKER tickets are $117.00 (including $2.00 facility charge) and are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, visiting http://www.telecharge.com <http://www.telecharge.com>  or in person at Circle in the Square Theatre box office at  235 West 50 Street.

THE MIRACLE WORKER plays Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7p,Friday and Saturday at 8p, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2p. Sunday matinees at 3p. Dark Monday.

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