'Awake And Sing!: tickets go on sale!

Lincoln Center Theater production of Clifford Odets' classic drama Awake And Sing! extends to the 25 Jun 2006, the play was originally scheduled through to the 11 Jun 2006.

The play opened at the Belasco Theatre on the 17 Apr 2006, following previews from the 24 Mar.

The production received mainly good notices from the critics: New York Daily News wrote 'The play does indeed sing.' and the Associated Press said "Lincoln Center Theater does full justice to this stirring, venerable work." Though some of the press were less praising of the production, The Record published "Unfortunately, the play itself also seems a thing of the past, especially in this uninspired production."

Click here to read more of what the critics said.

The production recently was awarded a Drama League Award for most Distinguished Revival of a Play. It has also been nominated for 3 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Play, and it will recevie an Award for Best Ensemble by the Drama Desk committee when the awards are announced on the 21 May 2006.

Awake And Sing! is the story of a Jewish family in the Bronx who have fallen on hard times during the Depression.

The cast, directed by Bartlett Sher, features Lauren Ambrose, Ned Eisenberg, Ben Gazzara, Jonathan Hadary, Peter Kybart, Pablo Schreiber, Richard Topol, Zoe Wanamaker and Mark Ruffalo.

The Belasco is the theatre that Awake And Sing! had its world premiere in 1935. The production is being being presented in celebration of the centenary of playwright Clifford Odets.

Lincoln Center Theater's production of Awake And Sing! reunites The Light in the Piazza director Barlett Sher with that musical's Tony Award winning design team - set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Catherine Zuber and lighting designer Christopher Akerlind.

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