The American Plan: MTC announces full cast




Manhattan Theatre Club has announced the full cast for the upcoming Broadway premiere of Richard Greenberg�s The American Plan which will be directed by Tony nominee David Grindley (Journey�s End).

The previously announced Lily Rabe and Mercedes Ruehl will be joined by Benjamin Eakeley, Austin Lysy and Brenda Pressley.

Eakeley (Nick Lockridge) made his Broadway debut in John Doyle�s revival of 'Sweeney Todd' (2005 revival), and played 'The Beadle' in the 2007-08 national tour.

Lysy (Gil Harbison) made his Broadway debut in 'Macbeth' (2000 revival).

Pressley's (Olivia Shaw) Broadway credits include: 'Dreamgirls' (1981) and 'Cats' (1982).

The limited engagement will open at MTC�s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 22 Jan 2009, following previews from 2 Jan, running through to 15 Mar 2009.

The American Plan: It is the Catskill Mountains in the early 1960s, and Lily Adler (Rabe) and her mother Eva (Ruehl) are spending the summer across the lake from a bustling hotel where comics entertain and buffets overflow. When a handsome young stranger enters their world, the emotionally fragile Lily finds herself falling in love. But once her imperious mother learns of their relationship, lies are exposed, alliances are forged and Lily's one chance to escape her mother's control may be lost forever.

The Broadway production of The American Plan will mark MTC�s eighth collaboration with Richard Greenberg; a relationship that includes the original New York production of The American Plan which premiered in 1990 at MTC at New York City Center � Stage II and then transferred to Stage I.

Other MTC productions of Greenberg plays include: 'Eastern Standard,' 'The Extra Man,' 'Jenny Keeps Talking,' 'Night and Her Stars,' the Pulitzer Prize nominated 'Three Days of Rain,' and 'The Violet Hour.'

The cretive team features Jonathan Fensom (Scenic & Costume Design), Mark McCullough (Lighting Design), and Darron L West and Bray Poor (Sound Design).

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