Accent on Youth: Charles Kimbrough to star alongside David Hyde Pierce
Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) has announced that Charles Kimbrough will join the previously announced David Hyde Pierce in its upcoming Broadway production of Samson Raphaelsonï¿½s Accent on Youth.
Directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Rabbit Hole, Proof), Accent on Youth opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 29 Apr 2009, following previews from 7 Apr and running through to 28 Jun 2009.
Kimbrough returns to MTC having appeared in their production of A.R. Gurneyï¿½s 'Sylvia' opposite Blythe Danner, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Derek Smith. Kimbrough most recently appeared in the Encores! staging of 'No, No Nanette.' Kimbrough is perhaps best known to television audiences for his Emmy nominated work as anchorman ï¿½Jim Dialï¿½ in the comedy series 'Murphy Brown.'
Accent on Youth: Successful playwright Stephen Gaye is about to abandon his latest script, when his young secretary offers him new inspiration. With her as his muse, he stages the show on Broadway, only to learn, to his dismay, that the showï¿½s young leading man is being inspired by her too.
Kimbrough will play the role of ï¿½Flogdell,ï¿½ the distinguished butler of playwright ï¿½Stephen Gaye,ï¿½ played by Pierce.
Pierce won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as 'Lieutenant Frank Cioffi' in 'Curtains' (2007). He is best known for his portrayal of 'Niles Crane' in the TV comedy series 'Frasier.'
Additional casting and full creative team for Accent on Youth will be announced in the coming weeks.
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