“Our Town” Award-winning Director David Cromer featured on ATW’s “Downstage Center”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
D A V I D C R O M E R
AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR OF THE OFF-BROADWAY SMASH
“ O U R T O W N ”
THE AMERICAN THEATRE WINGS
New York, NY – The award-winning director of Our Town, David Cromer, is the next guest on the American Theatre Wing’s popular interview show, “Downstage Center.” Hosted by American Theatre Wing Executive Director Howard Sherman, “Downstage Center” features weekly in-depth interviews with the leading artists and professionals working on stage today. Cromer’s interview is available online and as a podcast beginning today (Wednesday, 4/14) through iTunes or an RSS feed. Click http://americantheatrewing.org/downstagecenter to listen or subscribe.
Now in its second record-breaking year, the critically acclaimed David Cromer production of’ Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, began performances on February 17, 2009, with an official opening night on February 26, 2009 where it received rave reviews at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street),
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, Nathan Dame as Sam Craig, Roger DeWitt as Joe Stoddard, Mark Hatton as Constable Warren, Emma Galvin as Rebecca Gibbs, Jennifer Grace as Emily, Wilbur Edwin Henry as Professor Willard, Jake Horowitz as Wally Webb, Ben Livingston as Doc Gibbs, David Manis as Editor Webb, Daniel Marcus as Simon Stimson, James McMenamin as George, Lori Myers as Mrs. Gibbs, Michael Shannon as the ‘Stage Manager’, and Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell with Dana Jacks, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry, and Mark Shock.
The New York production of 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.
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. Tickets now on sale through June 27, 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
“THE BEST OF THE BEST!”
– Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio
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