Dead Man�s Cell Phone: Bill Camp joins cast

Playwrights Horizons has announced the full cast for their New York premiere production of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man�s Cell Phone, directed by Anne Bogart, opening at Playwrights Horizons' Main Stage on 4 Mar 2008, following previews from 8 Feb, and running through to 16 Mar 2008.

David Aaron Baker, Carla Harting and Kelly Maurer join the previously announced Mary-Louise Parker, Bill Camp and Kathleen Chalfant.

Dead Man�s Cell Phone: Gordon (Bill Camp)is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean (Mary-Louise Parker), an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a caf�, she is soon playing unwitting comforter and confessor to the man�s grieving friends and family. Before she knows it, Jean�s ensnarled in the underbelly of the dead man�s bizarre life.

The creative team comprises G.W. Mercier (sets and costumes), Brian Scott (lighting) and Darron L. West (sound).

Mary-Louise Parker (Jean) won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as 'Catherine' in 'Proof' (100). She also earned Tony nominations for both 'Reckless' (2005), and her Broadway debut in 'Prelude to a Kiss' (1990). She won both Obie and Lucille Lortel awards for her performance as 'Li'l Bit'' in How I Learned to Drive' (1997).

Bill Camp is currently appearing in NYTW's Becket Shorts with Mikhail Baryshnikov . Camp's Broadway credits include 'Coram Boy' (2007), 'Heartbreak House' (2006 revival), 'Jackie: An American Life' (1997), 'Saint Joan' (1993 revival) and 'The Seagull' (1992 revival). Camp won an Obie Award for his performance as 'Quango Twistleton' in the New York Theatre Workshop' production of 'Homebody/Kabul' (2001).

Kathleen Chalfant (Mrs. Gottlieb) was nomnate for a Tony award for 'Angels in America: Millenium Approaches' (1993). Other Broadway credits include 'Angels in America: Perestroika' (1993), 'Racing Demon' (1995) and 'M. Butterfly' (1988). Chalfant recently appeared Off-Broadway in 'A Hard Heart' which closed on 9 Dec 2007. She won both Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for her peromance as 'Vivian Bearing Ph.D' in 'Wit' (1998).

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