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Cradle for All to star Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller



Tony nominee Maria Dizzia (In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play; The Drunkn City) and Greg Keller (33 Variations in Los Angeles, The Seagull at CSC) are to star in Manhattan Theatre' Club's world premiere of Daniel Goldfarb's (Sarah, Sarah; Modern Orthodox) two-hander comedy Cradle for All, directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George).

The limited engagement of Cradle for All, originally to be called 'The Extinction Method,' will open at NY City Center Stage I on 25 May 2011, following previews from 10 May 2011 and play through to 19 Jun 2011.

As previously announced Cradle for All replaces the postponed engagement of Alfred Uhry's 'Carl's sister' - which had been announced for MTC's 2010-2011 season.

In Cradle for All Annie and Nate have a baby who won't sleep. Claire and Luke are losing sleep over the decision to get married and start a family. In adjacent Brooklyn Heights apartments, Daniel Goldfarb's look at love, sex, commitment and parenthood unfolds and no one will rest until the truth between each of these couples is spoken.

The creative team for Cradle for All includes: Neil Patel (scenic design), Mattie Ullrich (costume design), Ken Billington (lighting design), and Jill BC DuBoff (sound design).

Bios:

Daniel Goldfarb (playwright) returns to MTC following 'Sarah, Sarah' which played at New York City Center in 2004. His other credits include 'Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me,' 'The Retributionists' and 'Modern Orthodox.'

Sam Buntrock directed the 2008 revival of 'Sunday in the Park with George' for which he received Tony and Olivier Award nominations for Best Director. His other UK directing credits include: 'Cradle to Rave,' 'God Collar,' 'Take Flight' and the first London revival of 'Assassins.'

Maria Dizzia (Annie/Claire) received a 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress for her portrayal of 'Mrs. Daldy' in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway production of 'In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play'. Off-Broadway credits include: 'The Hallway Trilogy,' 'The Drunken City,' 'Eurydice,' 'The Wooden Breeks,' 'Pullman Car Hiawatha,' 'Apparition,' 'Alice the Magnet,' 'Cause for Alarm and 'Gone Missing.' TV: "Louie," "Fringe," "Smith," "Law & Order," and "Law & Order: CI." Film: "Martha Marcy May Marlene," "Margin Call," "Rachel Getting Married," "Down the Shore," "The Other Woman" and "A New York Thing." Upcoming: "Kiddie Ride."

Greg Keller (Nate/Luke) originated the role of 'Mike Clark' in Moises Kaufman's '33 Variations' and recently reprised the role at The Ahmanson Theater in LA with Jane Fonda. New York credits include 'The Seagull' (with Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming at CSC), 'Smudge' (Women's Project), 'That Pretty Pretty...' (Rattlestick), 'Reborning' (The Public/SPF), 'Telethon' (Clubbed Thumb), 'Steve & Idi' (Rattlestick) and six plays at The Flea Theater as a member of The Bats. As a playwright his work has been produced at The Cherry Lane and LAByrinth Theater Company. His play 'Dutch Masters' will be produced this summer at Berkshire Theatre Festival.

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