NATHAN LANE & ANDREA MARTIN TO STAR IN “GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS” A NEW COMEDY BY TAYLOR MAC ON BROADWAY
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FOR RELEASE ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
**FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW BROADWAY PRODUCTION**
THREE-TIME TONY AWARD® WINNER
TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER
WILL STAR IN
“GARY: A SEQUEL TO
A NEW COMEDY BY
MARKING A MAJOR BROADWAY DEBUT
FIVE-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER
GEORGE C. WOLFE
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGIN TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
AT THE BOOTH THEATRE
New York, NY – Producer Scott Rudin announced today that three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin will star this season on Broadway in the world premiere of, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Taylor Mac. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Previews will begin at Broadway’s Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Taylor Mac, (who uses “judy,” lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is one of the most exciting theater artists of our time. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus marks Mac’s highly anticipated Broadway debut. Mac is the conceiver/author/star of one of the most decorated and talked-about American cultural events in recent memory, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, as well as the author of the acclaimed play, Hir, and a MacArthur Fellow.
In Gary, Taylor Mac’s singular world view intersects with Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus Andronicus. In Mac’s extraordinary new play, set during the fall of the Roman Empire, the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. And two very lowly servants – Lane and Martin – are charged with cleaning up the bodies. It’s only 400 B.C. – but it feels like the end of the world.
The creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (Costume Design), and nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher & three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design).
Additional casting will be announced soon.
B I O G R A P H I E S
Taylor Mac (Playwright) (who uses “judy”—lowercase sic—as a gender pronoun) is a theater artist whose work has been performed at New York City’s Town Hall, Lincoln Center, and Playwrights Horizons; London’s Hackney Empire and Barbican; D.C.’s Kennedy Center; Los Angeles’s Royce Hall and Ace Theater (through the Center for the Art of Performance); Chicago’s Steppenwolf; Australia’s Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Festival; Stockholm’s Sodra Theatern; San Francisco’s Curran; and hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, opera houses, cabarets, and festivals around the globe. Mac is the author of seventeen full-length works of theater including, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Hir, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, The Lily’s Revenge, The Young Ladies Of, Red Tide Blooming, and The Be(A)st of Taylor Mac. Sometimes Taylor acts in other people’s plays (or co-creations). Notably: Good Person of Szechwan (La Mama and The Public Theater), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Classic Stage Company), and The Last Two People on Earth (American Repertory Theater), a two-person vaudeville opposite Mandy Patinkin and directed by Susan Stroman. Mac is a MacArthur Fellow, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama and the recipient of multiple awards including the Kennedy Prize, two Helpmann Awards, a New York Drama Critics Circle Award, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Herb Alpert in Theater, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, two Bessie Awards, two Obie Awards, and an Ethyl Eichelberger Award. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently the resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.
George C. Wolfe (Director) is the winner of five Tony Awards, including two for Best Director for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, which received the Tony for Best Play, and for Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, for which he also received the Drama League Award. His other theater directing credits include The Iceman Cometh (Tony nomination); Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (New York Drama Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical); Lucky Guy; The Normal Heart (Drama Desk for Best Director, Tony for Best Revival of a Play); Jelly’s Last Jam (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Book of a Musical); Angels in America: Perestroika (Drama Desk for Best Director, Tony for Best Play); Topdog/Underdog (Obie Award); Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event); The Tempest; The Wild Party; Caroline, or Change; and A Free Man Of Color. He is the writer of the award-winning The Colored Museum and Shuffle Along…, directed and adapted Spunk (Obie), created Harlem Song for the Apollo Theatre, and conceived and directed a celebration of the American Musical at the White House. Mr. Wolfe recently directed and co-wrote the HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, as well as the HBO film Lackawanna Blues, for which he earned The Directors Guild Award, a National Board of Review Award, an Independent Spirit nomination for Best First Feature, a Christopher Award, and The Humanitas Prize. From 1993-2005 he served as the Artistic Director and Producer of The Public Theater, and he is the Chief Creative Officer for the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Additional awards include The Actors’ Equity Paul Robeson Award, The Society of Directors and Choreographers’ “Mr. Abbott” and Joe A. Calloway Awards, The Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award, The New Dramatists’ Outstanding Career Achievement Award, The NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, The Lambda Liberty Award, The Spirit of the City Award, The Brendan Gill Prize, The Distinguished Alumni Award from New York University, and a Princess Grace Award for fostering the careers of young artists. Mr. Wolfe was named a Library Lion by the New York Public Library, and a living landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Nathan Lane (Gary) is a three-time Tony Award-winning actor, whose most recent appearance on Broadway as Roy Cohn in the revival of Angels in America landed him the 2018 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, the Drama Desk for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. Additional Broadway credits include, The Front Page (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations); It’s Only a Play; The Nance (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award); The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination); November; Butley; The Odd Couple; The Frogs; The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier awards); The Man Who Came to Dinner; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards); Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards); Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards); On Borrowed Time; Some Americans Abroad; Wind in the Willows; Merlin; Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination); and Hickey in The Iceman Cometh at BAM (Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center). Off-Broadway: The Common Pursuit; The Film Society; The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination); Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award); Bad Habits; Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams (Drama Desk nomination); Mizlansky/Zilinsky or “Schmucks”; Trumbo; Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award); A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Merry Wives of Windsor; She Stoops to Conquer; In a Pig’s Valise; Love; White Rabbit, Red Rabbit; and Do Re Mi at Encores. He also received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance in 1992. Recent television includes “American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson” as F. Lee Bailey and recurring roles on “Modern Family” and “The Good Wife.” He has received six Primetime Emmy nominations, two Daytime Emmy Awards and the People’s Choice Award. Lane has appeared in more than 35 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy awards); Ironweed; Frankie and Johnny; Mousehunt; Jeffrey; The Lion King; Stuart Little; Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Ensemble Award); The Producers (Golden Globe nomination); Swing Vote; Mirror, Mirror; Carrie Pilby; No Pay, Nudity; and The Vanishing of Sidney Hall. In 2006 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2008 he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
Andrea Martin (Janice). Heralded as “one of the funniest women on Broadway” by the New York Times, Andrea Martin is a multi-talented award-winning actress who won the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in My Favorite Year. She has since become the featured actress with the most Tony Award nominations in a musical, with a record number for her performances in Candide (Drama Desk Award nomination), Oklahoma! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Young Frankenstein (Drama Desk Award nomination), and Pippin for which she received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Elliot Norton, and IRNE Awards. Her most recent Broadway appearance in the revival of Noises Off earned her an additional Tony Award nomination. Martin has also been seen on stage in the revival of Exit the King (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), in the Broadway adaptation of Moss Hart’s Act One (Outer Critics Circle Award), which also aired on PBS, and in her one-person play Nude Nude Totally Nude (Drama Desk Award nomination). Martin received two Emmy Awards for writing and an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Variety Series for her work on the legendary sketch comedy show “Second City Television.” She also received a special Emmy Award for her contributions on “Sesame Street” and had her own special for Showtime, “Andrea Martin, Together Again.” Her additional television appearances include “Hairspray Live!,” “Modern Family,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “30 Rock.” She recently completed her simultaneous runs on the NBC comedy series “Great News” and the Hulu series “Difficult People.” Currently, she can be seen on the CBS All Access series “The Good Fight.” Martin’s film appearances include Cannibal Girls, Club Paradise, Stepping Out, All I Want for Christmas, Wag the Dog, Hedwig And the Angry Inch, All Over the Guy, Night at the Museum 3, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Ensemble and People’s Choice Award), and the sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. She recently received a star on the Canada Walk of Fame. Her critically acclaimed book Lady Parts was released by Harper Collins in 2014.
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