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ACCENT ON YOUTH’S DAVID HYDE PIERCE & DIRECTOR DANIEL SULLIVAN IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

ACCENT ON YOUTH’S

DAVID HYDE PIERCE & DIRECTOR DANIEL SULLIVAN

FEATURED IN

NEW YORK TIMES’ ARTS & LEISURE SECTION

& NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE

 

“Under the direction of Daniel Sullivan, Accent on Youth offers the cozy comforts prized by theatergoers. The priceless David Hyde Pierce hits his comic marks with precision.”

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH’s David Hyde Pierce and director Daniel Sullivan, were featured in the Arts & Leisure section of yesterday’s New York Times.

 

To read the full story, written by Matthew Gurewitsch, CLICK HERE.

 

In addition, Pierce is featured on the New York Times website. To hear the “Audio Slideshow” produced by Erik Piepenburg, CLICK HERE.

 

Samson Raphaelson’s ACCENT ON YOUTH is currently playing at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production is directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Sight Unseen, Proof) and features Lisa Banes (High Society, Arcadia), Rosie Benton (Saturn Returns), Curt Bouril (A Man for All Seasons), David Furr (Cymbeline), Mary Catherine Garrison (Top Girls, Rabbit Hole), Byron Jennings (Is He Dead?, Sight Unseen), Tony nominee Charles Kimbrough (Company, “Murphy Brown”), Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot, “Frasier”), and John Wernke (The American Plan).

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH, a new production of Samson Raphaelson’s comedy, is a salute to love’s possibilities, both on stage and off. Successful playwright Steven Gaye (Pierce) is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary (Garrison) offers him new inspiration. With her as his muse, he stages the show on Broadway, only to learn, to his dismay, that the show’s young leading man (Furr) is being inspired by her too. 

 

The creative team for ACCENT ON YOUTH includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (original music & sound design), and Tom Watson (hair & wig design).

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR ACCENT ON YOUTH:

  • Single tickets to ACCENT ON YOUTH are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • ACCENT ON YOUTH tickets range in price from $56.50-$96.50. 

 

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www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com 

 

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ACCENT ON YOUTH OPENS TO ACCLAIM FROM CRITICS

 

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

ACCENT ON YOUTH

OPENS TO ACCLAIM FROM CRITICS

 

“A sparkling production of a comic gem.

David Hyde Pierce and the entire ensemble give performances to treasure.”

— Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News

 

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Samson Raphaelson’s ACCENT ON YOUTH opened Wednesday to acclaim from some of Broadway’s leading critics at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Below is a sampling of what they had to say:

 

“Under the direction of Daniel Sullivan, Accent on Youth offers the cozy comforts prized by theatergoers. The priceless David Hyde Pierce hits his comic marks with precision. He strikes the right note of self-mockery and brings a light touch to the more expressly emotional passes, too. Charles Kimbrough provides some tasty comic flavor. Byron Jennings is equally amusing.”

–        Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

 

“Elegantly put together and savvily cast by Daniel Sullivan. David Hyde Pierce positively brims with likeability – he exudes a genuineness that informs whatever role he plays. Mary Catherine Garrison is delightful. Charles Kimbrough is a consummate comic who can get a giggle out of the most unlikely lines.”

–        Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

 

“FOUR STARS! A sparkling Broadway production of a comic gem. Daniel Sullivan, David Hyde Pierce and a venerable ensemble that includes Rosie Benton, Curt Bouril, and John Wernke provide diversion from whatever you may need diverting from. There are other performances to treasure as well. Notably, Byron Jennings gives a master class in playing a drunk scene, the great Charles Kimbrough and Lisa Banes. The real find is Mary Catherine Garrison who makes naïveté attractive. The inviting set is by John Lee Beatty, the dappled lighting by Brian MacDevitt and the elegant costumes by Jane Greenwood.”

–        Jeremy Gerard, Bloomberg News

 

David Hyde Pierce has everyone laughing all night long.”

–        Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

 

“Exotic and fun. They haven’t written debonair romantic comedies like Samson Raphaelson’s bonbon in a very long time – it’s amusing, charming and effortlessly pushes our nostalgia buttons. Under the smart direction of Daniel Sullivan, the actors perform their roles with complete conviction, but also a knowing twinkle. The deadpan David Hyde Pierce nails every comic possibility —he is witty, stylish and likeable as always.”

–        Robert Feldberg, The Record

 

“Manhattan Theatre Club serves up an attractive soufflé. In Daniel Sullivan’s spiffy production, David Hyde Pierce strikes a delightful balance of suave affability and vanity, and his timing is effortless! Mary Catherine Garrison is touching.”

–        David Rooney, Variety

 

 “David Hyde Pierce gives a finely measured display of wit and sophistication. David Furr is stylishly turned-out. Charles Kimbrough all but steals the show.”

–        Malcolm Johnson, Hartford Courant

 

To see a sneak peek at ACCENT ON YOUTH, CLICK HERE.

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH is directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Sight Unseen, Proof) and features Lisa Banes (High Society, Arcadia), Rosie Benton (Saturn Returns), Curt Bouril (A Man for All Seasons), David Furr (Cymbeline), Mary Catherine Garrison (Top Girls, Rabbit Hole), Byron Jennings (Is He Dead?, Sight Unseen), Tony nominee Charles Kimbrough (Company, “Murphy Brown”), Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot, “Frasier”), and John Wernke (The American Plan).

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH, a new production of Samson Raphaelson’s comedy, is a salute to love’s possibilities, both on stage and off. Successful playwright Steven Gaye (Pierce) is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary (Garrison) offers him new inspiration. With her as his muse, he stages the show on Broadway, only to learn, to his dismay, that the show’s young leading man (Furr) is being inspired by her too. 

 

The creative team for ACCENT ON YOUTH includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (original music & sound design), and Tom Watson (hair & wig design).

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR ACCENT ON YOUTH:

  • Single tickets to ACCENT ON YOUTH are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • ACCENT ON YOUTH tickets range in price from $56.50-$96.50. 

 

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www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com  

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF A STAR-FILLED 08-09 BROADWAY SEASON

2008-2009 Broadway Season Officially Ends

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF AN HISTORIC STAR-FILLED YEAR,

PACKED WITH PLAYS,  INCLUDES: 

 

The Seagull • A Man For All Seasons •  To Be Or Not To Be • All My Sons • White Christmas 

 Shrek •  Pal Joey •  Soul of Shaolin•  The American Plan  • Hedda Gabler •  33 Variations 

God Of Carnage •  Impressionism •  Exit The King • Mary Stuart •  The Norman Conquests 

The Philanthropist • Accent on Youth •  Waiting for Godot 

 

as well as the stars:

Joan Allen •  Matthew Broderick •  Stockard Channing    Jeff Daniels   Hope Davis

Jane Fonda    Sutton Foster   James Gandolfini •  John Glover •  John Goodman

Colin Hanks   Marcia Gay Harden • Katie Holmes   Jeremy Irons  •  Bill Irwin

Brian d’Arcy James   Nathan Lane •   Frank Langella John Lithgow   Samantha Mathis

Jan Maxwell   Janet McTeer •  Mary Loiuse Parker    David Hyde Pierce

Lily Rabe  David Rasche   Matthew Risch     Mercedes Ruehl    Geoffrey Rush

Susan Sarandon •  Peter Sarsgaard   Christopher Sieber  Kristin Scott Thomas

Harriet Walter • Steven Weber •  Dianne Wiest   Patrick Wilson

 

Visit the link below for a 2.5 minute glance back at the stars and shows this season

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ1ZH2TZNT8

 

 

Here are some highlights from the season. 

 

This was one of the busiest, starriest and eclectic Broadway seasons in years, featuring productions and performances that will make it one to remember.   Starting in October with The Seagull starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Sarsgaard, through last night’s Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Waiting for Godot starring Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover, 43 productions have opened on Broadway, including 10 new musicals, nine new plays, four musical revivals, 16 play revivals and five “special events.” 

 

Fall kicked off with the Royal Court’s acclaimed production of Chekhov’s The Seagull directed Ian Rickson, examining the romantic entanglements and regrets of a group of artists gathered on a Russian estate. 

 

Roundabout Theatre Company began autumn exploring politics, religion and power with Frank Langella in A Man for All Seasons directed by Doug Hughes, and wrapped up 2008 with Stockard Channing , Martha Plimpton  and Matthew Risch in Pal Joey, directed by Joe Mantello.  Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler starring Mary Louise Parker rang in the new year at Roundabout, in an adaptation by Christopher Shinn.

 

 

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, asked audiences to reexamine the costs of war when it returned to Broadway this fall, directed by Simon McBurney and starring John Lithgow, Patrick Wilson, Dianne Wiest and Katie Holmes. 

 

Snow fell early on Broadway when Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a new stage adaptation of the classic film, opened in November starring Stephen Bogardus, Kerry O’Malley, Jeffry Denman and Meredith Patterson, featuring direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Randy Skinner.

 

The Great White Way saw green in December when Shrek The Musical landed at the Broadway Theatre starring Brian d’Arcy James as the loveable ogre and Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona. Also starring Daniel Breaker, Christopher Sieber and John Tartaglia, the new musical is directed by Jason Moore and written by David Lindsay Abaire (book & lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (musical) with choreography by Josh Prince.   Flying monks were spotted a few blocks south when Soul of Shaolin played a limited run at the Minskoff.

 

Manhattan Theatre Club opened their season with To Be Or Not to Be, directed by Casey Nicholaw and began the new year in the Catskill Mountains of the 1960s with Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan starring Mercedes Ruehl and Lily Rabe.  They wrapped up their season with Samuel Raphaelson’s on-and-off stage love story, Accent on Youth starring David Hyde Pierce and directed by Daniel Sullivan.

 

This spring, Jane Fonda returned to Broadway after 46 years to confront an obsession with Beethoven and to settle with her on stage daughter played by Samantha Mathis in Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations, alongside Colin Hanks and Zach Grenier.  Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden tried to make nice (and failed) in Yasmina Reza’s comedy God of Carnage directed by Matthew Warchus.  Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen returned to Broadway after long absences to star in Michael Jacobs’ examination of art and love in Impressionism, directed by Tony Award-winner Jack O’Brien.

 

Fictitious monarchs Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, and Lauren Ambrose – and unappreciated servant Andrea Martin – added their regal presence to the Rialto in Eugene Ionesco’s Exit the King under the direction of Broadway newcomer Neil Armfield.  Historic British royalty was welcomed when Harriet Walter and Janet McTeer took to the stage in the Donmar Warehouse production of Mary Stuart, directed by Phyllida Lloyd.  And The Norman Conquests, Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy, showcased a somewhat more middle class group of Brits, helmed by the busy Matthew Warchus.

 

Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist , directed by David Grindley and starring Matthew Broderick and Steven Weber, looked at the empty, insular lives of college intellectuals.  Appropriately closing the season is Samuel Beckett’s historic Waiting for Godot starring Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover, and directed by Anthony Page.  It tells of two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone or something to explain life’s meaning – which, of course, never shows up.  Vladimir and Estragon might be relieved to know that as of yesterday, this year’s season has arrived at its end.

 

Please visit the link below for a 2.5 minute long glance back at the stars and shows this season  www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ1ZH2TZNT8

 

 

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2008-2009 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

2008-2009 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

Nominations for the 75th annual Drama League Awards, celebrating excellence in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre, were announced this morning.

 

 

33 VARIATIONS has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play (Moisés Kaufman) and Distinguished Performance Award (Jane Fonda).

 

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH has been nominated for a Distinguished Performance Award (David Hyde Pierce).

 

 

ALL MY SONS has been nominated for a Distinguished Performance Award (Patrick Wilson), as well as an honor for previous Distinguished Performance Award winner John Lithgow.

 

 

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN has been nominated Distinguished Revival of a Play (Garry Hynes) and Distinguished Performance Award (David Pearse).

 

 

DISTRACTED has been nominated for Distinguished Performance Award (Cynthia Nixon).

 

 

EXIT THE KING has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards  (Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon).

 

 

GOD OF CARNAGE has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play and two nominations for the Distinguished Performance Award (Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini).

 

 

MARY STUART has been nominated Distinguished Revival of a Play and two Distinguished Performance Awards (Janet McTeer, Harriet Walter).

 

 

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Performance Award (Ben Miles).

 

 

PAL JOEY has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and Distinguished Performance Award (Martha Plimpton).

 

 

RUINED has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Play (Lynn Nottage) and Distinguished Performance Award (Saidah Arrika Ekulona).

 

 

THE SEAGULL has been nominated for Distinguished Revival of a Play and Distinguished Performance Award (Kristin Scott Thomas).  

 

 

SHREK THE MUSICAL has been nominated for Distinguished Production of a Musical and two Distinguished Performance  Awards (Sutton Foster , Christopher Sieber).

 

 

WAITING FOR GODOT has been nominated for two Distinguished Performance Awards  (John Glover , Bill Irwin).

 

 

Not for profit company nominations:

 

ATLANTIC THEATER COMPANY has been honored with two nominations for THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN.

 

 

MANHATAN THEATRE CLUB productions have been honored with three nominations including two for RUINED and one for ACCENT ON YOUTH.

 

 

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY productions have been honored with five nominations including two for WAITING FOR GODOT, two for PAL JOEY and onefor DISTRACTED. In addition past recipients of the Distinguished Performance Award will be honored on the dais for their work this season which includes: Stockard Channing (PAL JOEY), Frank Langella (A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS) and Mary-Louise Parker (HEDDA GABLER). 

 

 

 TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES, VISIT: http://tinyurl.com/c7f89a

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES GUESTS AND DATES FOR AFTER WORDS: ACCENT ON YOUTH

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB

ANNOUNCES GUESTS AND DATES FOR

“AFTER WORDS: ACCENT ON YOUTH”

 

POPULAR DISCUSSION SERIES RESUMES SATURDAY, APRIL 18

AT THE FRIEDMAN THEATRE

FEATURING FILM & THEATRE ACADEMIC GRAFTON NUNES

& DANIEL SULLIVAN

 

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce guests and dates for After Words, the popular discussion series at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), which will feature friends, colleagues and scholars of the work of Samson Raphaelson. The series will kick off this Saturday, April 18 following the matinee performance of ACCENT ON YOUTH with Grafton Nunes, Founding Dean of the Emerson College School of the Arts, and Daniel Sullivan, the Tony Award winning director of ACCENT ON YOUTH. The discussion will be moderated by Lisa McNulty, MTC’s Artistic Associate.

 

After Words is part of MTC’s continuing effort to deepen and enrich the play-going experience for its audiences. Held after selected Saturday matinees, this exciting series of talks with writers, cultural critics, journalists, and members of the ACCENT ON YOUTH cast and creative team provides provocative and illuminating insights into the political, cultural, and artistic contexts of the work MTC produces.

 

Future editions of After Words will include:

 

On Saturday, April 25, After Words will feature cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and children’s book author & illustrator Jules Feiffer and Joel Raphaelson, the son of ACCENT ON YOUTH playwright Samson Raphaelson, and David Shookhoff, MTC’s Director of Education.

 

On Saturday, May 2, After Words will welcome playwright, essayist, and critic James Harvey, Joel Raphaelson, ACCENT ON YOUTH cast member Mary Catherine Garrison, and Lisa McNulty, MTC’s Artistic Associate.

 

For more information on After Words, or to download a podcast of past After Words, please visit: www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

 

BIOGRAPHIES 

JULES FEIFFER. Cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and children’s book author & illustrator Jules Feiffer has been turning contemporary urban anxiety into witty and revealing commentary for over fifty years. From his Village Voice cartoons (see Explainers: The Complete Village Voice Strips, 1956-1966) to his plays and screenplays including Little Murders and Carnal Knowledge, Feiffer’s satirical outlook has helped define us politically, sexually and socially. Other plays: Knock Knock, Grown Ups, A Bad Friend and Elliot Loves (featuring David Hyde Pierce). He teaches a writing class at Stony Brook Southampton, and this summer will be in residence at Dartmouth College teaching Graphic Humor in the 20th Century. Most recently he illustrated his daughter Kate Feiffer’s children’s book Which Puppy? about choosing a dog for the Obamas. He has won a Pulitzer Prize and a George Polk Memorial Award for his cartoons; an Obie for his plays; an Academy Award for the animation of his cartoon satire, Munro.  
He has been honored with major retrospectives at the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress and The School of Visual Arts.

 

JAMES HARVEY is a playwright, essayist and critic.  He is the author of Romantic Comedy In Hollywood: From Lubitsch to Sturges, and of Movie Love in the Fifties.  His work has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Film Comment, the Threepenny Review, Opera News and Variety. He is a Professor Emeritus in English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has taught film at the New School and at UC Berkeley, curated film series at the Museum of Modern Art and at the LA County Museum of Art, and he appears in the recent Turner Classic Movies documentary film, “Cary Grant:  A Class Apart.” He lives in Brooklyn and is currently writing a book on personality in the movies, to be published by Farrar Straus/Faber and Faber.

 

GRAFTON NUNES has been Founding Dean of the Emerson College School of the Arts in Boston, Massachusetts since January of 1998, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in performing arts, film, television, creative writing and publishing. Previous to Emerson, he directed the Columbia University Program in Theatre Management and Producing. He also administered Columbia’s Film Division under Milos Forman and Stefan Sharff and served as the Associate Dean of the School of the Arts. He worked with Paul Schrader at Paramount Pictures on American Gigolo and Light of Day and co-produced The Loveless, a feature film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and Monty Montgomery, starring Willem Dafoe. He has written extensively on the film and broadcast industries for Millimeter, American Cinematographer, The Independent and VideoPro. He is a member of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans and the European League of Institutes of the Arts. He serves on the Board of Ploughshares, the literary journal, and is on the selection committee of the Liguria Study Center of the Bogliosco Foundation.

 

JOEL RAPHAELSON grew up in west Los Angeles and New York City, in accordance with his father’s work in the theater and in movies. Raphaelson retired in 1995 after thirty-seven years of working for Ogilvy & Mather, a worldwide advertising firm, in New York, Toronto, Paris and Chicago.  He ended up with the preposterous title of Senior Vice-President, International Creative Services. Joel is the co-author (with Ken Roman, former chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide) of Writing That Works, a popular book on business writing published in 1981. (Expanded, updated version published in 1992 by Harper-Collins, third edition 2001. Total sales over 100,000. Called “the Strunk & White of business writing.”) He also compiled and edited The Unpublished David Ogilvy .

 

 

INFORMATION ON ACCENT ON YOUTH

 

To see a sneak peek at ACCENT ON YOUTH, CLICK HERE.

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH is directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Sight Unseen, Proof) and features Lisa Banes (High Society, Arcadia), Rosie Benton (Saturn Returns), Curt Bouril (A Man for All Seasons), David Furr (Cymbeline), Mary Catherine Garrison (Top Girls, Rabbit Hole), Byron Jennings (Is He Dead?, Sight Unseen), Tony nominee Charles Kimbrough (Company, “Murphy Brown”), Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot, “Frasier”), and John Wernke (The American Plan).

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH, a new production of Samson Raphaelson’s comedy, is a salute to love’s possibilities, both on stage and off. Successful playwright Steven Gaye (Pierce) is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary (Garrison) offers him new inspiration. With her as his muse, he stages the show on Broadway, only to learn, to his dismay, that the show’s young leading man (Furr) is being inspired by her too. 

 

The creative team for ACCENT ON YOUTH includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (original music & sound design), and Tom Watson (hair & wig design).

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR ACCENT ON YOUTH:

  • Single tickets to ACCENT ON YOUTH are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • ACCENT ON YOUTH tickets range in price from $56.50-$96.50. 

 

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www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com  

MTC’S ACCENT ON YOUTH STARTS PREVIEWS TONIGHT

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

ACCENT ON YOUTH

STARTS PREVIEWS TONIGHT

 

PRODUCTION TO OPEN WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

AT MTC’S SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

 

The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Samson Raphaelson‘s ACCENT ON YOUTH starts previews tonight at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in preparation for a Wednesday, April 29 opening night.

 

To see a sneak peek at ACCENT ON YOUTH, CLICK HERE.

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH is directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Sight Unseen, Proof) and features Lisa Banes (High Society, Arcadia), Rosie Benton (Saturn Returns), Curt Bouril (A Man for All Seasons), David Furr (Cymbeline), Mary Catherine Garrison (Top Girls, Rabbit Hole), Byron Jennings (Is He Dead?, Sight Unseen), Tony nominee Charles Kimbrough (Company, “Murphy Brown”), Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot, “Frasier”), and John Wernke (The American Plan).

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH, a new production of Samson Raphaelson’s comedy, is a salute to love’s possibilities, both on stage and off. Successful playwright Steven Gaye (Pierce) is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary (Garrison) offers him new inspiration. With her as his muse, he stages the show on Broadway, only to learn, to his dismay, that the show’s young leading man (Furr) is being inspired by her too. 

 

The creative team for ACCENT ON YOUTH includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Brian MacDevitt (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (original music & sound design), and Tom Watson (hair & wig design).

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR ACCENT ON YOUTH:

  • Single tickets to ACCENT ON YOUTH are available via www.Telecharge.com; by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250 if outside the NY metro area; and at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue).
  • ACCENT ON YOUTH tickets range in price from $56.50-$96.50. 

 

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www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com 

 

WABC PRESENTS BROADWAY BACKSTAGE: SPRING PREVIEW MARCH 28

 

WABC-7 TV PRESENTS

“BROADWAY BACKSTAGE: SPRING PREVIEW”

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 at 7:30PM-8:00 PM

 

Hosted by WABC-7 News Anchor Lori Stokes and  

Tony Award winner & ACCENT ON YOUTH star

David Hyde Pierce

 

Tune in to WABC on Channel 7 for a sneak peek at

Broadway’s hottest shows including:

 

33 VARIATIONS, ACCENT ON YOUTH, EXIT THE KING, GOD OF CARNAGE, IMPRESSIONISM, MARY STUART, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, THE PHILANTHROPIST, WAITING FOR GODOT

 

From highly anticipated starry revivals to compelling dramas and light hearted comedies, there’s something for everyone on Broadway this spring. WABC-7 will feature cast interviews and a special behind-the-scenes look at the following new Broadway shows and events:

 

  • 33 VARIATIONS

     Jane Fonda returns to Broadway after a 46 year absence in 33 VARIATIONS, written and directed by Moisés Kaufman. Jane and Moisés talk to    WABC about this new American play.

 

  • ACCENT ON YOUTH

David Hyde Pierce, who is currently in rehearsals for Manhattan Theatre Company’s Broadway production of ACCENT ON YOUTH, co-hosts this WABC special and discusses his return to Broadway in the upcoming comedy.

 

  • EXIT THE KING   

Academy Award-winners Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon talk about how much fun they are having in this new production of the Ionesco classic.

 

  • GOD OF CARNAGE

Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden talks about this hilarious critically-acclaimed new play by Yasmina Reza in which she stars with Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis and James Gandolfini.

 

  • IMPRESSIONISM

      WABC speaks to Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, who are starring on Broadway in the romantic new play IMPRESSIONISM.

 

  • MARY STUART

      WABC sits down with Janet McTeer who plays the title role in this acclaimed  production from the Donmar Warehouse and London’s West End.

 

  • THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

      WABC provides a sneak peak at the critically praised production of Alan Ayckbourn‘s comedy trilogy, direct from a sold out run at The Old Vic in           London. 

 

  • THE PHILANTHROPIST

Stars Matthew Broderick and Steven Weber discuss their roles as best friends and colleagues in Christopher Hampton’s 1970 award winning academic comedy.

 

  • WAITING FOR GODOT

WABC follows along as stars Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover pose for a WAITING FOR GODOT cast photo shoot.