Manhattan Theatre Club's U.S. premiere of The Nap begins performances on Broadway
Richard Bean's new comedy is scheduled for an official opening on September 27 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Manhattan Theatre Club's U.S. premiere of The Nap, written by Olivier Award nominee Richard Bean and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, begins previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tonight, ahead of an official opening on September 27 and a limited engagement through to November 11, 2018.
Synopsis: "The Nap is a very funny look at the world of snooker – the British version of pool. Dylan Spokes, a fast-rising young star arrives for a championship tournament only to be confronted by the authorities warning him of the repercussions of match fixing. Before he knows it, Dylan’s forced into underhanded dealings with a cast of wildly colorful characters that include his ex-convict dad, saucy mum, quick-tongued manager and a renowned gangster, to boot. It’s a fast-paced comedy thriller where, in an exciting twist, the tournament unfolds live on stage."
The cast of The Nap includes "Transparent" star Alexandra Billings (making her Broadway debut as Waxy Bush), Tony Award nominee John Ellison Conlee (as Bobby Spokes), two-time Tony Award nominee Johanna Day (as Stella), four-time and current 2018 United States National Snooker Champion Ahmed Aly Elsayed (as Duncan Ferryman/Danny Carr), Heather Lind (as Eleanor), Max Gordon Moore (as Tony Danlino/MC/Commentator), Bhavesh Patel (as Mohammad Butt), Thomas Jay Ryan (as Danny Killeen), and Ben Schnetzer (as Dylan Spokes).
The creative team features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Lindsay Jones, hair & make-up design by Anne Ford-Coates, dialect coach by Ben Furey, and fight direction by Thomas Schall.
Playwright Richard Bean is perhaps best known for his hit West End and Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, which starred James Cordon in a Tony Award-winning performance on Broadway in 2012.
The Nap Tickets are available now for performances through to November 11, 2018.
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