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BBB Fall Preview: Time Stands Still

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ Tony® nominated TIME STANDS STILL, which enjoyed an extended sold-out run at Manhattan Theatre Club will resume performances at the Cort Theatre this fall. TIME STANDS STILL will feature returning cast members Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winner Laura Linney, Tony Award® nominee Brian d’Arcy James and  acclaimed actor and playwright Eric Bogosian. Golden Globe® nominee Christina Ricci joins the cast.

TIME STANDS STILL follows Sarah (Laura Linney) and James (Brian d’Arcy James), a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy.  Theirs is a partnership based on telling the toughest stories and together, making a difference. But when their own story takes a sudden turn, the adventurous couple confronts the prospect of a more conventional life… and everything changes – in a flash.

Resumes Performances September 23, 2010 / Opens October 7, 2010 /

Limited engagement

Cort Theatre (138 West 49th Street)

BBB Fall Preview: Lombardi

Producers Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser will present LOMBARDI at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre this fall. Starring Dan Lauria as ‘Vince Lombardi’ and Judith Light as ‘Marie Lombardi’, this new American play is written by Academy Award® winner Eric Simonson and directed by Tony Award® nominee Thomas Kail. Joining Ponturo and Kirmser as special producing partner is the National Football League, marking the organization’s first foray on Broadway. LOMBARDI is based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, by Pulitzer Prize® winning author David Maraniss. The cast features Keith Nobbs as ‘Michael McCormick’, Bill Dawes as ‘Paul Hornung’, Robert Christopher Riley as ‘Dave Robinson’ and Chris Sullivan as ‘Jim Taylor.’

 

BBB Fall Preview: Angels in America

Signature Theatre Company launches its 20th Anniversary Season celebrating playwright Tony Kushner with the first New York revival of his landmark Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning Play, ANGELS IN AMERICA, directed by Michael Greif.

Set in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House, ANGELS IN AMERICA’s two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, bring together a young gay man with AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valium-addicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world’s oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others – all played by a company of eight actors. The lives of these disparate characters intersect, intertwine, collide and are blown apart during a time of heartbreak, reaction and transformation. Ranging from earth to heaven, from the political to the intimate to the visionary and supernatural, ANGELS IN AMERICA is an epic exploration of love, justice, identity and theology, of the difficulty, terror and necessity of change.

ANGELS IN AMERICA features Robin Bartlett as ‘Hannah Pitt’,  Christian Borle as ‘Prior Walter’, Bill Heck as ‘Joe Pitt’, Zoe Kazan as ‘Harper Pitt’, Billy Porter as ‘Belize’, Zachary Quinto as ‘Louis Ironson’, Robin Weigert as ‘The Angel’ and Frank Wood as ‘Roy Cohn.’ 

Performances in repertory from September 14, 2010 to December 19, 2010

Part I: Millennium Approaches     Previews September 14, 2010 / Opens October 28, 2010

Part II: Perestroika Previews      Previews September 16, 2010 / Opens October 28, 2010

BBB Fall Preview: The Pitmen Painters

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce that Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Bob Boyett, will produce the Live Theatre, Newcastle /National Theatre of Great Britain’s co-production of THE PITMEN PAINTERS by Tony Award® winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) with direction by Max Roberts starring the original English company.

Inspired by a book by William Feaver, and hailed by London critics, the play tells the story of the Ashington Group – miners from Northumberland who became celebrated painters. THE PITMEN PAINTERS was named Best Play at the 2008 Evening Standard Awards.

THE PITMEN PAINTERS is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class, and politics. In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favor of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine.

The cast, who have been with the production since it premiered at Live Theatre in 2007, will include: Christopher Connel, Michael Hodgson, Ian Kelly, Brian Lonsdale, Lisa McGrillis, Deka Walmsley, David Whitaker and Phillippa Wilson.

Previews begin September 14/ Opens September 30/ Limited Engagement

MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street)