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A Behanding in Spokane: Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of A Behanding In Spokane, by Academy Award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh. The dark comedy opens at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on 4 Mar 2010, following previews from 15 Feb.

Directed by John Crowley, A Behanding In Spokane will star Christopher Walken (Carmichael), Sam Rockwell (Mervyn), Anthony Mackie (Toby) and Zoe Kazan (Marilyn).

The title is just the starting point; take a man searching for his missing hand, two con artists out to make a few hundred bucks, and an overly curious hotel clerk, and the rest is up for grabs.

A Behanding In Spokane marks Martin McDonagh's first American-set play. The dark comedy is being produced on Broadway by Robert Fox.

Martin McDonagh's Broadway credits include 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane,' 'The Lonesome West,' 'The Pillowman' (directed by John Crowley) and 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore,' all of which received Tony Award nominations for Best Play. His play 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' played an extended engagement at the Atlantic Theater earlier this year. He received the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2006 for his film 'Six Shooter' and his most recent film, 'In Bruges,' received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

John Crowley received a Tony Award nomination for his direction of 'The Pillowman' which he also directed at the National Theatre in London. Other London credits include 'Love Song,' 'On an Average Day' and 'Macbeth' (West End), 'Tales From Hollywood,' 'Juno and the Paycock,' 'The Maids,' 'How I Learned to Drive' and 'Into The Woods' (Donmar Warehouse). His films include 'Is Anybody There?,' 'Boy A' and the television film of Harold Pinter's 'Celebration.' Crowley recently directed A Steady Rain on Broadway, which starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.

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