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Accent on Youth: Lisa Banes, Mary Catherine Garrison and Byron Jennings join cast

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) has announced that Lisa Banes, Mary Catherine Garrison and Byron Jennings will join the previously announced David Hyde Pierce in its upcoming Broadway production of Samson Raphaelson�s 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.

Lisa Banes (Miss Darling) made her Broadway debut in 'Rumors' (Cassie Cooper: 1988). Her other Broaday credits include 'Arcadia' (Lady Croom: 1995) and 'High Society' (Margaret Lord: 1998). Off-Broadway she has appeared in Manhattan Theatre Club productions of 'Emily' (Emily: 1988) and 'Three Sisters' (Olga: 1982)

Mary Catherine Garrison (Linda Brown) made her Broadway debut in 'The Man Who Came to Dinner' (June Stanley: 2000). Her other Broadway credits include 'Assassins' (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme: 2004), 'Rabbit Hole' (Izzy :2006) and Manhattan Theatre Club's production of 'Top Girls' (Patient Griselda/Jeanine/Kit/Shona: 2008).

Byron Jennings (Frank Galloway) last appeared on Broadway90 in 'Macbeth' (Duncan/Scottish Doctor: 2008). His many Broadway credits include: 'Is He Dead?' (Bastien Andr�: 2007), 'Inherit the Wind' (Rev. Jeremiah Brown: 2007 revival), 'Heartbreak House' (Jamie Cregan: 2005 revival), 'A Touch of the Poet' (Jamie Cregan: 2005). Off-Broadway he has been awarded two OBIE awards, the first for his work in Harley Granville-Barker's 'Waste'(2000) and the seond for his portrayal of 'Tony Blair' in David Hare's 'Stuff Happens' (2006).

Additional casting for the nine-person cast will be announced in the coming weeks.

Accent on Youth: Successful playwright Stephen Gaye (David Hyde Pierce) 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 show�s young leading man is being inspired by her too.

The creative team features John Lee Beatty (set design), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Brian MacDevitt (lighting) and Obadiah Eaves (sound).

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