'Brooklyn Boy' announces full cast!

The cast features: Adam Arkin (Eric Weiss), Polly Draper (Nina), Ari Graynor (Alison), Arye Gross (Ira Zimmer), Kevin Isola (Tyler Shaw), Mimi Lieber (Melanie Fine) & Allan Miller (Manny Weiss)

Brooklyn Boy is written by Donald Margulies and will be directed by Daniel Sullivan, with sets by Ralph Funicello, costumes by Jess Goldstein, lighting by Chris Parry, with music and sound by Michael Roth.

Donald Margulies and Daniel Sullivan most recently collaborated on Manhattan Theatre Clubs production of 'Sight Unseen' earlier this season. The show will have a limited run to 27 Mar 2005.

A writer who has finally hit the big time after years of hard work with a best-selling novel primed for a Hollywood adaptation. But has success changed him? And does where we are from affect who we become?


Donald Margulies (Playwright) was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for 'Dinner With Friends', which also won the Outer Critics' and Lucille Lortel awards. His other plays include 'God of Vengeance', 'Collected Stories', 'The Model Apartment', 'Sight Unseen', 'The Loman Family Picnic', 'What's Wrong With This Picture?', 'Found a Peanut', 'Broken Sleep, Three Plays', 'July 7, 1994', and 'Pitching to the Star'.

Daniel Sullivan (Director) has directed in theatres both nationally and abroad. He was also recently represented on Broadway by 'The Retreat from Moscow', 'Im Not Rappaport', and 'Proof' for which he won a Tony Award. Other Broadway productions include 'Mornings At Seven', 'Major Barbara', 'A Moon for the Misbegotten', 'The Heidi Chronicles', 'Conversations With My Father', 'Im Not Rappaport' (also London and National tour), and Lincoln Centers 'Ah! Wilderness', 'The Sisters Rosensweig', and 'An American Daughter'.

Adam Arkin (Eric Weiss) was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Dr. Aaron Shutt on 'Chicago Hope',in which he starred for six seasons. He also received Emmy nominations for his roles on 'Northern Exposure' and 'Frasier'. Recently, he has been seen in recurring roles on 'The West Wing' and 'Eight Simple Rules'. On stage, Adam received a Tony nomination for his role in the Paul Rudnick comedy, 'I Hate Hamlet' and also starred on Broadway as Nathan Detroit in 'Guys and Dolls'.

Polly Draper (Nina) has performed in numerous plays on and Off-Broadway, most recently in 'Closer' on Broadway. Other New York theatre credits include 'Imagining Brad', 'Four Dogs and a Bone', 'Crazy He Calls Me'.

Ari Graynor (Alison) is making her Broadway debut. She was last seen on the New York stage in the Second Stage production of 'Spanish Girl', directed by Erica Schmidt.

Arye Gross (Ira Zimmer) was seen most recently in 'M. Butterfly' at East West Players and the world premiere of' Chekhov x 4' with the Antaeus Company, where he is a member.

Kevin Isola (Tyler Shaw) is making his Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: 'Trust', 'The World Over', 'The Water Children', 'Twelfth Night', 'Wasp' and 'The New Bozena'.

Mimi Lieber (Melanie Fine). Broadway: 'Im Not Rappaport'.

Allan Miller (Manny Weiss) has acted in more than 200 films and television productions and dozens of plays. For ten years, he was the artistic director of Back Alley Theatre, where he co-produced or directed over 30 productions, including the world premiere of his own play, The Fox, for which he received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award.

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