Cynthia Harris to star in The Killing of Sister George

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

TACT presents the first New York revival in 30 years of Frank Marcus' play The Killing of Sister George, directed by Drew Barr, which officially opens on 7 October 2014, following previews from 23 September, and continues its limited engagement to 1 November 2014 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre.

The cast of The Killing of Sister George includes Cynthia Harris, Darrie Lawrence, Margot White and Caitlin O'Connell.

Synopsis: "Gin-swilling, cigar-chomping June Buckridge plays the beloved Sister George on the popular BBC Radio drama 'Applehurst'. When it looks like BBC executives might kill off Sister George to raise ratings, June's precarious personal world heads into a tailspin."

The Killing of Sister George first premiered in London's West End (after a UK tour) in 1965 with a cast that included Beryl Reid, Eileen Atkins and Lally Bowers. One year later, these three ladies transferred with the show to Broadway and opened at the Belasco Theatre, winning Ms. Reid a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play in 1967. Ms. Atkins also received a Tony nomination. The play was also adapted into a film version in 1968.

The creative team for this New York revival features scenic design and costumes by Narelle Sissons, lighting by Mary Louise Geiger, and sound design and original music by Daniel Kluger.

Cynthia Harris is perhaps best known for her TV role of Sylvia Buchman on 'Mad About You'. She has also appeared on Broadway in the 1960's and 1970's in 'Bad Habits', 'Company', 'The Best Laid Plans', 'Any Wednesday' and 'Natural Affection'.

- by Tom Millward

Cynthia Harris

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