“Clybourne Park” Preview Performances Begin Tonight
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGIN TONIGHT
FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING
“ C L Y B O U R N E P A R K ”
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR APRIL 19
AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE
New York, NY– Preview performances for the much anticipated, Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park will begin tonight on Broadway. The acclaimed work by Bruce Norris, and directed by Pam McKinnon, will have its official Opening Night at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Thursday, April 19, for a limited 16-week engagement.
In a statement, producer Jordan Roth commented, “We are thrilled to finally welcome Broadway audiences to Clybourne Park. The Kerr has been home to so many seminal Pulitzer Prize-winning plays – Angels in America, Doubt, The Piano Lesson, Proof – and we’re so proud that Clybourne Park will continue that legacy.”
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and London’s Olivier Award for Best Play, 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.
Clybourne Park received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2010 and just completed a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The highly praised original cast will reprise their roles for the Broadway run, including Crystal A. Dickinson, Brendan Griffin, Damon Gupton, Christina Kirk, Annie Parisse, Jeremy Shamos and Frank Wood.
The design team features Daniel Ostling (sets), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), Allen Lee Hughes (lights), and John Gromada (sound).
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. Clybourne Park received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2010.
Tickets, which range from $50.00 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. 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.