“Clybourne Park” announces additional 3 week extension—through September 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
2012 TONY AWARD-WINNING BEST PLAY
“C L Y B O U R N E P A R K”
ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 3 WEEK EXTENSION
AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
BY POPULAR DEMAND
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
New York, NY (June 12, 2012) – Producer Jordan Roth announced today the 2012 Tony Award-winning “Best Play” Clybourne Park has extended its run a second time. The limited engagement has now been extended by three additional weeks, with tickets now on sale through Sunday, September 2 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).
Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for “Best Play,” the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and Olivier Award, Clybourne Park is the wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about race, real estate and the volatile values of each. Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959, as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.
Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2010 followed by a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Under the direction of Pam MacKinnon, the highly praised original cast includes Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood.
The design team features Daniel Ostling (Scenic Design), Ilona Somogyi (Costume Design), Allen Lee Hughes (Lighting Design), and John Gromada (Sound Design).
Clybourne Park was nominated for 4 2012 Tony Awards including “Best Direction of a Play” (Pam MacKinnon), “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play” (Jeremy Shamos) and “Best Scenic Design of a Play” (Daniel Ostling).
Clybourne Park is produced by Jujamcyn Theaters, Jane Bergère, Roger Berlind/Quintet Productions, Eric Falkenstein/Dan Frishwasser, Ruth Hendel/Harris, Karma Productions, JTG Theatricals, Daryl Roth, Jon B. Platt, Center Theatre Group, in association with Lincoln Center Theater.
Tickets, which range from $30.00 to $127.00 (premium seating ranges from $137.00 to $199.00) are available via telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200/(800) 432-7250, or at the Walter Kerr Theatre box office (219 West 48th Street). Groups of 10 or more can be purchased through telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6262 in New York or (800) 432-7780 outside the NY Metro area. A limited number of $30.00 General Rush tickets are available the day of performances. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office beginning at 10 am.
Praise for Clybourne Park
“Vital, relevant and ferociously smart! A superlative production of Bruce Norris’s sharp-witted, sharp-toothed Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy.”
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Since America elected its first black president, the conversation on race has turned just as loopy as the hilarious and audacious Clybourne Park.”
– New York Magazine
“A theatrical treasure! Indisputably, Uproariously Funny!”
-Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly
“Funny as hell! The Walter Ker Theatre shakes with gales of laughter.”
-Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
-David Cote, Time Out NY
“A savagely funny and insightful time-bomb!”
-David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“A nerve-rattling comedy that makes you laugh, squirm and think.”
-Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
“Terrific! ‘Clybourne Park’ is everything you want in a play: Smart, witty, provocative and wonderfully acted…”
-Mark Kennedy, Associated Press