A Behanding In Spokane: world premiere of Martin McDonagh play

The world premiere of A Behanding In Spokane, by Academy Award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh will open on Broadway on 4 Mar 2010 at a theatre to be announced.

Directed by John Crowley (A Steady Rain), A Behanding In Spokane will be McDonagh�s first play to originate on Broadway.

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 is Martin McDonagh's black comedy, a world premiere which marks McDonagh's first American-set play. An all-star cast of four will be announced shortly.

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.' He is currently directing 'A Steady Rain,' which begins previews on Broadway in Sep 2009, and stars Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.

A Behanding In Spokane will be produced by Robert Fox.

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