Bucks County Playhouse Announces Extension for “Barefoot in the Park” by Popular Demand
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE
ANNOUNCES EXTENSION FOR
“B A R E F O O T I N T H E P A R K”
BY POPULAR DEMAND
OF 2012 SUMMER SEASON
NOW RUNNING THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
New Hope, PA (7/19/12) – Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced the extension for the second production of the summer. By popular demand, Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park will now run from Tuesday, August 7th through Sunday, September 2nd at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street).
The cast of Barefoot in the Park will feature veteran performers Jonathan Hadary (Spamalot, Gypsy), Candy Buckley (Cabaret), Lee Aaron Rosen (The Normal Heart), and Robert John Biedermann (Wizard of Oz), who will be joined by the recipient of Julliard’s 2011 John Houseman Prize, Virginia Veale.
Each performance will also feature a distinguished member of the local community in the role of the “Delivery Person”. Scheduled to appear to date are: New Hope Mayor Laurence D. Keller, New Hope Borough Council President Dr. Claire Shaw, New Hope Borough Councilwoman Geri Delevich, Chairman of the Board of the Heritage Conservancy Marvin L. Woodall, artist/photographer and former CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum Bruce Katsiff, Executive Director of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Dr. Vail P. Garvin, beloved cabaret entertainer and owner of Bob Egan Entertainment Bob Egan, and more!
In addition, everyone is invited to visit the Bucks County Playhouse box office (70 South Main Street) to sign up for a chance to join this distinguished cast on stage as the “Delivery Person” for one performance.
First seen on the BCP stage nearly 50 years ago prior to its original 1963 Broadway run, this iconic and beloved play about the trials and tribulations of two newlyweds on the top floor of a New York brownstone has been leaving audiences breathless with laughter for generations. Directed by Tony® Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (2010’s Tony® Award-nominated new play, Next Fall) this timeless comedy provides a breath of fresh air for the dog days of summer.
“I am so delighted that the Bucks County Playhouse, such an important place in my creative life, will be up and running again. For it to feature in its renaissance season, one of my own plays is icing on the cake,” commented Neil Simon.
Tickets are on sale now! Regular single ticket prices range from $29 to $54, subscription prices range from $55 to $153, and groups of 10 or more range from $21 to $41. Playhouse Productions Members will receive discounts on both subscriptions and single tickets along with other benefits. For full details, and to purchase tickets, please visit bcptheater.org or call 215-862-2121.
Barefoot in the Park will play the following schedule: Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m., Thursdays at 4:00 and 8:30 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:00 and 8:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m
Barefoot in the Park is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. and is graciously sponsored in part by Stoller Family Partners.
The first production of the Bucks County Playhouse 2012 summer season, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing, is currently in performances and runs through Sunday, July 29th (70 South Main Street).
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters. In continuous operation until December 2010, a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty has trod its boards, including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau.
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