August: Osage County to play at the Imperial Theatre
Pulitzer Prize finalist Tracy Letts' comic-drama August: Osage County is to open at the Imperial Theatre on 20 Nov 2007, following previews from 30 Oct 2007, for a sixteen week limited engagement.
The drama is currently having its world premiere at Chicago's Steppenwolf, to critical acclaim. New York Times described the production as a ï¿½hugely entertainingï¿½ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characterizations and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat.ï¿½
August: Osage County: When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter.
The ensemble from Steppenwolf will reprise their roles for the Broadway run: Ian Barford, Deanna Dunagan, Kimberly Guerrero, Francis Guinan, Dennis Letts, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed and Troy West.
Anna D. Shapiro, will direct the production, which marks her Broadway debut.
The design team includes Todd Rosenthal (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Ann Wrightson (lights), Richard Woodbury (sound) and David Singer (original music).
August: Osage County will be produced commercially by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler and Jerry Frankel, in association with Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Richard, Frankel & Traxler will also be producing the upcoming productions of Pinterï¿½s The Homecoming starring Ian McShane and Mametï¿½s November , starring Nathan Lane.
Tracy Letts' plays includes 'Killer Joe', 'Bug' and 'Man From Nebraska', which was named a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama."
Anna D. Shapiro has directed many Steppenwolf productions in recent years, including 'Three Days of Rain', 'Drawer Boy', 'I Never Sang for my Father', 'Man from Nebraska' and T'he Pain and the Itch'. In New York she has directed at the Atlantic Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Huntington Theatre Company and Paper Mill Playhouse, among others.
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