Bill W. & Dr. Bob at SoHo Playhouse to close 04 May 2014

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Hazelden Foundation's Off-Broadway production of Bill W. and Dr. Bob by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey, with direction by Seth Gordon, which opened at the Soho Playhouse on 16 Jul 2013, following previews from 08 Jul 2013, will shutter on 04 May 2014. It had originally been booking through to 01 Jun 2014.

Synopsis: 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 current cast for Bill W. and Dr. Bob includes Patrick Boll, Steve Brady, Margaret Daly, Denise Cormier, Michael Frederic, and Kelli Ruttle.

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

Bill W. and Dr. Bob first 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.

- by Tom Millward

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