Clive: New Group announce further casting

The New Group have announced that Brooks Ashmanskas, Vincent D'Onofrio and Zoe Kazan have joined the cast of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Clive, opening at Theatre Row's Acorn Theater on 07 Feb 2013, following previews from 17 Jan 2013, and playing through to 09 Mar 2013.

As previously announced, the play will be directed by and feature Ethan Hawke in the title role, Clive.

Inspired by Bertolt Brecht's inflammatory play 'Baal,' Clivee tracks a dissipated songwriter in 1990s New York City from the hedonistic heights of seduction and consumption into an ecstasy of self-destruction.

The creative team featues sets by Derek McLane, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Jeff Croiter and sound by Shane Rettig.

Jonathan Marc Sherman's plays include 'Things We Want' (The New Group, 2007 extended run), 'Knickerbocker,' 'Sophistry,' 'Evolution,' 'Sons & Fathers,' 'Jesus on the Oil Tank,' 'Serendipity & Serenity,' 'Wonderful Time,' 'Veins & Thumbtacks' (the basis for the movie The Jimmy Show) and 'Women & Wallace' (which he adapted for American Playhouse).

Ethan Hawke's credits at The New Group include 'Blood From A Stone' (OBIE Award) and 'Hurlyburly' as an actor; and as a director, 'A Lie of the Mind' and Jonathan Marc Sherman's 'Things We Want.' Broadway: 'The Coast of Utopia' (Tony nom), 'Henry IV' and 'The Seagull.'

Brooks Ashmanskas' Broadway credits include 'Promises, Promises,' 'Present Laughter,' 'The Ritz,' 'Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me' (Tony nomination), 'The Producers,' 'Gypsy,' 'Little Me' and 'Dream and How to Succeed....' His Off-Broadway credits include 'Wise Guys,' 'Labor Day,' 'Songs for a New World,' 'London Suite,' 'It Changes Every Year' and 'The Holy Terror.'

Vincent D'Onofrio's theater credits include 'Open Admissions' on Broadway; and Off-Broadway: 'Tooth of Crime' (Second Dance). Film credits include: "Full Metal Jacket," "Mystic Pizza," "Adventures in Babysitting," "Steal This Movie," "The Cell," "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" and more. He was nominated for an Emmy award n 1998 for "HOMICIDE: Life on the Street."

Zoe Kazan made her New York stage debut in 2006 The New Group's revival of 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' opposite Cynthia Nixon. In 2008, Zoe received the Clarence Derwent Award, honoring "the most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene." Her writing for theater includes the family drama 'Absalom,' produced at the Humana Festival at the Actor's Theater of Louisville in 2009. Her second play, 'We Live Here,' was produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (Off-B'way Fall 2011). While continuing to work in theater, she has appeared in several films including Sam Mendes' "Revolutionary Road" and Nancy Meyers' "It's Complicated." She recently completed filming "The F Word," starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe.

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