Black Tie: cast announced for new Gurney play

Primary Stages have announced the complete cast for the World Premiere of the new comedy, Black Tie by A.R. Gurney, opening at 59E59's Theater A on 8 Feb 2011, following previews from 25 Feb, and runs through to 20 Mar 2011.

Directed by Mark Lamos, the five-member cast will feature Ari Brand as 'Teddy,' Daniel Davis as 'Curtis' Father,' Gregg Edelman as 'Curtis,' Carolyn McCormick as 'Mimi' and Elvy Yost as 'Elsie.'

Father of the groom, Curtis, simply wants to make a memorable toast. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Cultures clash when a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the window. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a Black Tie affair.

The creative team includes John Arnone (Set), Jess Goldstein (Costumes), Stephen Strawsbridge (Lights) and John Gromada (Sound).

Playwright A.R. Gurney and director Mark Lamos return to Primary Stages where they collaborated on the world premiere productions of 'Indian Blood' and 'Buffalo Gal.'

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