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Collected Stories moves first preview to 9 Apr

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) upcoming Broadway premiere of Donald Margulies' two hander play Collected Stories, to be directed by Lynne Meadow, has moved its first preview performance from the 6 to the 9 Apr 2010. The drama will still open at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 28 Apr 2010 and play through to 13 Jun 2010 as originall announced.

The delay is necessary to accommodate the extension of MTC's Time Stands Still, also by Donald Margulies.

Directed by Lynne Meadow, Collected Stories will star Golden Globe nominee Sarah Paulson ('Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip') and Tony Award winner Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound).

Collected Stories chronicles the relationship between two female writers: Ruth Steiner (Lavin), a celebrated New York author with a dry wit and a distinguished career; and her bright-eyed young protégé, Lisa Morrison (Paulson). As their relationship evolves and the line between fact and fiction starts to blur, their story comes to an explosive conclusion.

The design team for Collected Stories includes Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Jane Greenwood (Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), and Obadiah Eaves (Sound Design).

Collected Stories played its British premiere at London's Haymarket Theatre from the 15 Nov 1999 - 5 Feb 2000, it was directed by Howard Davies and starred Helen Mirren as 'Ruth' and Anne-Marie Duff as 'Lisa .'

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