Bill W. and Dr. Bob at the SoHo Playhouse

The Hazelden Foundation presents the off-Broadway production of Bill W. and Dr. Bob by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, with direction by Seth Gordon, opening at the Soho Playhouse on 16 Jul 2013, following previews from 08 Jul 2013.

Bill W. and Dr. Bob: In 1929, famous New York stockbroker Bill Wilson crashes with the stock market and becomes a hopeless drunk. Dr. Bob Smith, a surgeon from Ohio, has also been an alcoholic for thirty years, often going into the operating room with a hangover. Through an astonishing series of events, Bill W. and Dr. Bob meet and form a relationship, each helping to keep the other sober. This is the story of the two men who pioneered Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the story of their wives, who founded Al Anon.

The production will feature set and costume design by Teresa Snider-Stein and lighting by Ann Wrightson.

Casting still to be announced.

Hazelden Publisher and Vice President Nick Motu said,

On behalf of Hazelden Foundaiton, we could not be more thrilled to present this production Off-Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse, which is the perfect venue for Bill W. and Dr. Bob. At the end of this inspirational and entertaining performance, one leaves the theatre thirsting for more. Our hope is that everyone whose life has been touched by addiction-which means almost anyone at all-has an opportunity to experience this play Off-Broadway.
Director Seth Gordon said,
When I direct this play, it amazes me how much everyone is moved by it. Even the most casual theatre-goer can appreciate how these two men find each other and change the world, just by healing each other. It's such a privilege to put this play on for people.
Bill W. and Dr. Bob premiered Off-Broadway in 2007, playing at the New World Stages Stage II from 05 Mar - 10 Jun. The production starred Patrick Husted as 'Dr. Bob Smith' and Robert Krakovski as 'Bill Wilson,' and was directed by Rick Lombardo.

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