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Arthur Miller's The Price begins previews tonight

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Jessica Hecht, Tony Shalhoub, Danny DeVito & Mark Ruffalo
Jessica Hecht, Tony Shalhoub, Danny DeVito & Mark Ruffalo

The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney, begin previews at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre tonight. An official opening is set for March 16, with a limited engagement through to May 7, 2017.

Synopsis: "When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents' estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice. Arthur Miller's The Price is a riveting story about the struggle to make peace with the past and create hope for the future."

The cast of The Price includes Tony and three-time Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (Victor Franz), Golden Globe & Emmy winner Danny DeVito (Gregory Solomon), Golden Globe & Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub (Walter Franz) and Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (Esther Franz).

The creative team features set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by David Weiner and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

Mark Ruffalo earned a Tony nomination in 2006 for his Broadway debut as Moe Axelrod in 'Awake and Sing!' Off-Broadway credits include 'The Moment When' and his Lucill Lortel Award-winning performance in 'This is Our Youth.' He is widely known for his career on screen, earning Oscar and BAFTA nominations for "Spotlight" (2016), "Foxcatcher" (2015) and "The Kids Are All Right" (2011). He also earned Golden Globe nominations for "Infinitely Polar Bear" (2016), "The Normal Heart" (2015) (also Emmy nomination) and "Foxcatcher." Other notable screen credits include the role of Bruce Banner/Incredible Hulk in Marvel's "The Avengers" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Shutter Island," "Where the Wild Things Are," and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," among others.

Danny DeVito returns to the New York stage where he began his career acting in multiple Off-Broadway productions including "Shakespeare in the Park." More recently, he starred in a 2012 West End production of Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys.' On screen, he picked up both a Golden Globe and Emmy Award for his role as Louie De Palma in "Taxi." His most notable screen credits include "Batman Returns," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Solitary Man," "Be Cool," "Big Fish," "Heist," "L.A. Confidential," "Mars Attacks!," "Matilda," "Get Shorty," "Twins," "Renaissance Man," "Other People's Money," Disney's "Hercules," Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Tony Shalhoub earned Tony nominations for 'Act One' (2014), 'Golden Boy' (2013) and 'Conversations With My Father' (1992). Other Broadway credits include 'Lend Me a Tenor,' 'The Heidi Chronicles,' and 'The Odd Couple.' He is perhaps best known for his TV role as Adrian Monk in "Monk," for which he has earned a Golden Globe Award and four nominations, along with three Emmy Awards and five further nominations. Other notable screen credits include "Thir13en Ghosts," "Galaxy Quest," "Wings," "Barton Fink," and the "Cars," "Spy Kids" and "Men in Black" movie franchises.

Jessica Hecht earned a Tony nomination for 'A View From the Bridge' in 2010. She can currently be seen on Broadway as Golde in 'Fiddler on the Roof.' Other Broadway credits include 'The Assembled Parties,' 'Harvey,' 'Brighton Beach Memoirs,' 'Julius Caesar,' 'After The Fall,' and 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo.' Her most notable screen credits include "Sideways," "The Forgotten," "J. Edgar," "Dan in Real Life," and "Friends."

- by Tom Millward

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