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MTC ANNOUNCES CHARLES KIMBROUGH TO JOIN CAST OF ACCENT ON YOUTH

TONY & EMMY AWARD NOMINEE

CHARLES KIMBROUGH

TO JOIN MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

ACCENT ON YOUTH

 

KIMBROUGH TO JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

TONY & EMMY AWARD WINNER DAVID HYDE PIERCE

 

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce that Tonyâ and Emmyâ Award nominee Charles Kimbrough will join the previously announced David Hyde Pierce in its upcoming Broadway production of Samson Raphaelson‘s ACCENT ON YOUTH.

 

Kimbrough returns to MTC having appeared in their production of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia opposite Blythe Danner, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Derek Smith. Kimbrough most recently appeared in the Encores! staging of No, No Nanette and the New York Philharmonic concert staging of My Fair Lady. Kimbrough is perhaps best known to television audiences for his Emmyâ nominated work as anchorman ‘Jim Dial’ in the landmark comedy series “Murphy Brown.”

 

In ACCENT ON YOUTH, Kimbrough will play the role of ‘Flogdell,’ the distinguished butler of playwright ‘Stephen Gaye,’ played by Pierce.

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH, directed by Tony Awardâ winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Proof), will begin previews at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 for a Wednesday, April 29, 2009 opening.

 

ACCENT ON YOUTH is a rollicking salute to love’s possibilities, both on stage and off. Successful playwright Stephen Gaye (Pierce) is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary 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 is being inspired by her too. In this fresh look at Samson Raphaelson‘s brilliantly clever comedy, the Tony Awardâ-winning actor of Curtains and Monty Python’s Spamalot returns to MTC where he previously appeared in their 1983 production of Summer.

 

Additional casting and full creative team for ACCENT ON YOUTH will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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.

 

Additional listings information for ACCENT ON YOUTH will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

BIOGRAPHY

CHARLES KIMBROUGH (Flogdell). NY Philharmonic: My Fair Lady. Encores!: No, No Nanette. Broadway: Hay Fever, Sunday in the Park with George (Drama Desk nomination), Company (Tony Nomination), Cop-Out, Candide, Same Time, Next Year, The Water Engine. Off Broadway: The Fourth Wall, Tartuffe, Sylvia, Later Life, Drinks Before Dinner, All in Love. TV: “Murphy Brown” (Emmy Nomination), “Ally McBeal,” “The Nanny,” “Family Guy,” “The Love Boat: The Next Wave,” “The Recovery Room,” “Concealed Enemies,” and “Kojak.” Film: Marci X, The Wedding Planner, The Good Mother, and Switching Channels.

 

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