Deuce adds four more performances previews now begin on 11 Apr

Four more performances have been added to the strictly limited run of Deuce, a new play by Terrence McNally and directed by Michael Blakemore.

The production will now begin performances on 11 Apr 2007 at the Music Box Theatre, and not the 15 Apr 2007 as originally announced. The show is still scheduled to open on 6 May 2007 and run through to 19 Aug 2007.

Ms. Lansbury and Ms. Seldes star in Deuce as two former doubles tennis legends, reunited at a championship match.

In her 60-plus year career on stage, film and television, Ms. Lansbury received four Tony Awards for her starring roles in Mame, Dear World, Gypsy and Sweeney Todd, three Academy Award nominations for Gaslight (her screen debut), The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Manchurian Candidate, and 18 Emmy Award nominations, including 12 for her long-running television series, Murder, She Wrote.

Ms. Seldes won a Tony for A Delicate Balance, and has been nominated for her performances in Father�s Day, Deathtrap, Ring Round the Moon, and Dinner at Eight. Last season, she earned rave reviews for her performance in Mr. McNally�s Dedication, or the Stuff of Dreams.

Mr. McNally (playwrite)has won Tony Awards for his plays, Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, and for his books for the musicals, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. Mr. Blakemore (Director) won Tony Awards in the same year for his direction of the play, Copenhagen, and the musical, Kiss Me Kate.

Additional casting still to be announced.

The production team for Deuce features set design by Peter J. Davison, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Paul Charlier and video and projection design by Sven Ortel.

Deuce will be produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Maberry Theatricals, The Shubert Organization, Roger Berlind, Debra Black, Bob Boyett, Susan Dietz and Daryl Roth, in association with Primary Stages.

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