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Broadway’s Elling begins previews Tuesday 11/2

“The most blissfully funny and touching evening I’ve had in the theatre in ages.”

-The Guardian (London)

Brendan Fraser and Denis O’Hare star in

new Broadway comedy ELLING

Previews November 2 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A SNEAK PEEK

Performances begin Tuesday, November 2 for ELLING starring Brendan Fraser and Denis O’Hare, with Jennifer Coolidge, Richard Easton and Jeremy Shamos.  The critically acclaimed new comedy from London, directed by Tony Award-winner Doug Hughes, ELLING will open Sunday, November 21 on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) and will play a strictly limited engagement through March 20, 2011.

ELLING is based on the popular original novels by Ingvar Ambjørnsen and adapted for the Oscar nominated film and the stage by Axel Hellstenius and Petter Næss, in a new English adaptation by critically hailed writer Simon Bent.  ELLING played the West End and was nominated for the Lawrence Olivier Award for Comedy of the Year.

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MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION Jones & Hughes on “Leonard Lopate” tomorrow 10/06

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Mrs. Warren’s Profession

Star Cherry Jones and Director Doug Hughes

will appear live on

WNYC’s “THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW”

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 7th from 12:00PM-12:30PM

Channel 93.9FM and AM 820

“Cherry Jones does not nearly glow, she glitters. She is as illuminating as ever, confirming her reputation as an actress of not only formidable charisma but also meticulous craft.”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Fireworks! Cherry Jones and Sally Hawkins are first-rate!  Director Doug Hughes has turned a 100-year-old play relevant, urgent & subversive!” -Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

On Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre

Mrs. Warren’s Profession star Cherry Jones and Director Doug Hughes will be featured on WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show” on Thursday, October 7th from 12:00-12:30PM on 93.9FM and AM 820.

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BBB Fall Preview: Mrs. Warren’s Profession

MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION

 Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents a new Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw’s MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION, starring Tony® Award winner Cherry Jones as ‘Kitty Warren’ & Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins making her Broadway debut as ‘Vivie Warren’, directed by Tony® Award winner Doug Hughes. George Bernard Shaw’s scorching tour de force MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION tells the story of Kitty Warren (Jones), a mother who makes a terrible sacrifice for her daughter Vivie’s (Hawkins) independence.  The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of Shaw’s greatest plays. The cast will also feature Adam Driver as ‘Frank Gardner’, Mark Harelik as ‘Sir George Crofts’, Edward Hibbert as ‘Mr. Praed’ & Michael Siberry as ‘Reverend Samuel Gardner.’

Previews begin September 3, 2010 / Opens October 3, 2010 / Limited Engagement

Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street)

Meet The Nominees – THE ROYAL FAMILY – BEST REVIVAL of a PLAY

PRODUCTION: The Royal Family  

NOMINATIONS: 

TONY AWARDS

Best Revival of a Play

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play – Jan Maxwell

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play – Rosemary Harris

Best Scenic Design of a Play – John Lee Beatty

Best Costume Design – Catherine Zuber

DRAMA LEAGUE

THE DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS nominated THE ROYAL FAMILY for Distinguished Performance Award (Jan Maxwell) and made Rosemary Harris a Distinguished Performance Award winner.

THE OUTER CRITICS CIRLCE AWARDS nominated THE ROYAL FAMILY for Outstanding Revival of a Play,  Outstanding Director of a Play (Doug Hughes), Outstanding Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Reg Rogers), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Rosemary Harris), Outstanding Set Design (John Lee Beatty) and Outstanding Costume Design (Catherine Zuber).

THE ROYAL FAMILY won THE DRAMA DESK AWARD for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Jan Maxwell).

LINKS:

Production Website: www.mtc-nyc.org/TheRoyalFamily

Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/mtc_nyc

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ManhattanTheatreClub

TheaterMania: www.theatermania.com/TheRoyalFamily

Youtube Page: www.youtube.com/MTCBroadway

Broadway.com: www.broadway.com/TheRoyalFamily

BLURB ABOUT SHOW:

Follow a famous family of stage stars as they go about the drama of the day: choosing scripts, dashing off to performances, stealing kisses from handsome beaus. But what’s this business about the youngest diva wanting to quit the stage for domestic bliss? Never, darling! 

THE ROYAL FAMILY montage 

Watch Opening Night: THE ROYAL FAMILY on  Broadway.com CLICK HERE

 

 

Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell are giving the kind of performance that turn agnostics into true believers. It’s something close to a miracle.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

4 STARS (OUT OF 5). Doug Hughes’ 16-member cast executes the hullabaloo to perfection. Watching Reg Rogers as Tony is a delight, reminding audiences that there are still actors alive who can marry rapier swordplay with rapier wit. Rosemary Harris possesses the driest wit in the house. Jan Maxwell draws huzzahs for humanity and comic attack. Her performance is highly accomplished.” – Brendan Lemon, The Financial Times

“Manhattan Theatre Club offers a splendid spread of Broadway pleasures. Rosemary Harris glides like a swan over the glistening pond of the play, while the divine Jan Maxwell plays her role with the sparkle, bubble, sweetness and bite of a properly chilled champagne.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York

New York Times Feature on George S. Kaufman. No, Mr. Kaufman, Satire Lives on, if It’s Yours: CLICK HERE

Playbill Feature.Climbing The Royal Family TreeCLICK HERE 

PRODUCTION PHOTO:

[Pictured: Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish), Kelli Barrett (Gwen Cavendish), Rosemary Harris (Fanny Cavendish)]

[Pictured: Jan Maxwell (Julie Cavendish), Tony Roberts (Oscar Wolfe)]

www.mtc-nyc.org/TheRoyalFamily

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