Prelude to a Kiss plays final performance on Broadway.



The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Prelude to a Kiss, by Craig Lucas, will play its last performance on Broadway today (29 Apr 2007).

The comedy opened at the American Airline Theatre on 8 Mar 2007, following previews 17 Feb 2007. When the production closes it will have played 23 previews and 61 regular performances.

The played opened to mostly excellent notices. New York Times said the production was "Light on the palate"; New York Post wrote "Fun play but also oddly, unexpectedly, moving"; Star-Ledger praised the production as "An unexpected Broadway treat... top-notch revival... reminds viewers just how enchanting and whimsical a writer Craig Lucas can be."; The Record printed "It's sweet, romantic and funny."; and the New York Sun called it a "bewitching revival."

In Prelude to a Kiss, Peter and Rita follow their whirlwind courtship with a storybook wedding. After a mysterious elderly man appears and kisses the bride at the wedding, the two lovers are sent on a magical journey that they will never forget. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship and Rita�s nagging doubts, their love is put to the test by unknown forces.

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Prelude to a Kiss stars John Mahoney (Old Man), Annie Parisse (Rita) and Alan Tudyk (Peter). The cast also features Robin Bartlett (Mrs. Boyle), James Rebhorn (Dr. Boyle), Francois Battiste (Tom), Brandon Dirden, MacIntyre Dixon (Minister), Marceline Hugot (Aunt Dorothy, Leah), Matthew Rauch (Taylor), John Rothman (Uncle Fred) and Karen Walsh.

The design team for Prelude to a Kiss includes Santo Loquasto (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Donald Holder (lights) and John Gromada (sound and original compositions).

Prelude to a Kiss received its world premiere Off-Broadway at the Circle Repertory Theatre in Feb 1990 starring Mary-Louise Parker and Alec Baldwin. The production transferred to Broadway on 1 May 1990 starring Mary-Louise Parker and Timothy Hutton receiving a Tony nomination for Best Play and becoming a Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 1992, Craig Lucas adapted his play for the feature film starring Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin.