Academy Award Nominee Michael McKean Joins Cast of “Our Town” Tonight 6/2
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
NOW ON STAGE
JOINS CAST AS ‘STAGE MANAGER’
IN DAVID CROMER’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF
“O U R T O W N”
NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS NOW ON SALE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
New York, NY – (6/2/10) Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter welcome the latest arrival to Grover’s Corners: Academy Award-nominee Michael McKean has joined the cast in the role of ‘The Stage Manager’ in David Cromer’s acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, at the Barrow Street Theatre.
Mr. McKean previously appeared on the New York stage in Superior Donuts, The Pajama Game, The Homecoming, Hairspray and Accomplice (Theatre World Award) on Broadway; and Woody Allen’s A Second Hand Memory Off-Broadway.
The New York production of Our Town began performances on February 17, 2009, with an official opening night on February 26, 2009 where it received rave reviews at the downtown venue. Our Town went on to win the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction and Obie Award for Outstanding Director. This current staging of Our Town entered its second year on February 26th and became the longest-running production of the play in its 72-year history with its record-breaking 337th performance on December 16, 2009.
The complete cast of Our Town includes (in alphabetical order) Elizabeth Audley as Mrs. Soames, Robert Beitzel as Howie Newsome, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Webb, Will Brill as Joe Crowell, Jr, Nathan Dame as Sam Craig, Roger E. DeWitt as Joe Stoddard, Donna Jay Fulks as Mrs. Gibbs, Emma Galvin as Rebecca Gibbs, Jennifer Grace as Emily Webb, Wilbur Edwin Henry as Professor Willard, Mark Hattan as Constable Warren, Ben Livingston as Doc Gibbs, David Manis as Mr. Webb, Jonathan Mastro as Simon Stimson, Michael McKean as the Stage Manager, James McMenamin as George Gibbs, Seamus Mulcahy as Wally Webb, Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell, with Dana Jacks, Lynn Laurence, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry and Mark Shock.
Our Town is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Ted Snowdon, Eagle Productions, Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau, The Weinstein Company, and Burnt Umber Productions.
The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $69 & $49.50 and are available through SmartTix (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1 p.m. daily). Student tickets at $20 are available on the day of performance only at the box office. New block of tickets now on sale through September 12, 2010.
Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village. Nearby subway stops are the 1 at Christopher Street (walk 1 block South on 7th Avenue to Barrow) and the A, C, E, B, D, F and V at West 4th (walk West on 4th Street, left on Barrow).
Praise for Our Town:
“ETERNALLY RESONANT! THE IDEAL GIFT.”
— Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“A SHATTERING PRODUCTION. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE MOVED. TRUE AMERICAN FAITH ENDURES IN ‘OUR TOWN.’”
— Frank Rich, The New York Times
“AN ENTHRALLING PRODUCTION!”
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“DAVID CROMER’S RETHINKING OF THORNTON WILDER’S MASTERPIECE IS A LANDMARK! I DON’T USE THE WORK ‘GENIUS’ CASUALLY BUT MR. CROMER MAY FILL THE BILL. THE BEST SHOW IN NYC – IF NOT AMERICA!”
— Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal
“STUNNING! A REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCTION!”
— John Heilpern, New York Observer
“FIVE STARS! BEST OF THE YEAR!”
— David Cote, Time Out New York
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