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GOD OF CARNAGE to play final 10 weeks, must close June 27






“Irresistible. The play is even funnier now.”
–Ben Brantley, The New York Times, April 17, 2010

Broadway’s hottest comedy, the Tony Award-winning Best Play, GOD OF CARNAGE, will play its final 9 weeks before it must close June 27, the date the current cast is contracted to play.  GOD OF CARNAGE just marked its 400th performance on Broadway at the Jacobs Theatre.

On the announcement, the producers said “We are incredibly proud and thrilled with the success of Yasmina’s brilliant play, Matthew Warchus’ superb direction, and the acting talents of our three amazing casts.  GOD OF CARNAGE has delighted thousands of audiences and we couldn’t be happier.”
The original Broadway cast starred Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden (3/2/09-7/26/09 and 9/8/09-11/14/09).  The second cast starred Christine Lahti, Annie Potts, Jimmy Smits and Ken Stott (11/17/09-2/28/10) and the current cast, who began performances 3/2/09, stars Dylan Baker, Jeff Daniels, Lucy Liu and Janet McTeer.

After receiving rave reviews in London, GOD OF CARNAGE opened on Broadway March 22, 2009 to unanimous praise.
Jeff Daniels originated the role of ‘Alan’ in the original Broadway production of GOD OF CARNAGE, for which he received a Tony nomination.  In a rare casting twist, he returns to the show to play the role of ‘Michael.’
Janet McTeer created the role of ‘Veronica’ in the London premiere of the play. Ms. McTeer is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
The Yasmina Reza comedy won the Tony Award for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus) and Best Actress in a Play (Marcia Gay Harden).  GOD OF CARNAGE also won the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
GOD OF CARNAGE is a comedy of manners without the manners.  The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it.
GOD OF CARNAGE reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, Art. Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.
Tickets are available through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or 800-432-7250, online at www.Telecharge.com
 or in person at the Jacobs Theatre box office, 242 West 45th Street.  Box office hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 6:00pm.

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