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'A Naked Girl on the Appian Way' tickets go on sale today


Tickets go on sale today for the Roundabout Theatre Company's New York premiere of Richard Greenberg�s new comedy A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, directed by Doug Hughes.

The comedy will begin previews at the American Airline Theatre on the 13 Sep 2005, and not the 9 Sep as originally announced, and will open on 6 Oct 2005. It is a limited engagement through to the 27 Nov 2005.

Synopsis: Bess is a successful cookbook author and her husband Jeffrey is a distracted genius whose lives are upended when their two children return from a year of European travel and reveal surprising news that stretches the family beyond their breaking point.

The show will star Jill Clayburgh as Bess Lapin, and marks her return to Broadway after a 20-year absence having last performed in 'Design For Living' in 1985.

Additional cast members and the design team will be announced shortly..

A Naked Girl on the Appian Way is Richard Greenberg�s third play at the Roundabout Theatre Company. His previous plays include 'Hurrah At Last' (1999) and 'The Dazzle' (2002), which received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play and a Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Play. Richard Greenberg also earned the 2003 Best Play Tony Award for 'Take Me Out and earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations for his play 'Take Me Out' (2003) and 'Three Days of Rain' (1998).

Doug Hughes returns to the Roundabout Theatre Company where he directed Jon Robin Baitz�s The Paris Letter and Stephen Belber�s 'McReele', both at the Laura Pels Theatre. He will also direct Roundabout�s new production of 'A Touch of the Poet' starring Gabriel Byrne at Studio 54 beginning November 11th, 2005. He earned the 2005 Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Direction of John Patrick Shanley�s Doubt. He also earned the 2004 Tony, Outer Critics Circle & Lucille Lortel nominations for his direction of Bryony Lavery�s 'Frozen'.

A Naked Girl on the Appian Way was commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory.

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