Deuce annouces full cast
Brian Haley, Joanna P. Adler and Michael Mulheren complete the cast for the strictly limited run of Deuce, a new play by Terrence McNally and directed by Michael Blakemore.
Michael Mulheren was last seen on Broadway playing Edouard Dindon in La Cage aux Folles (2004 revival), his other Broadway credits include The Boy From Oz (2003), Kiss Me, Kate (1999 revival), Titanic (1997) and On the Waterfront (1995). Brian Haley and Joanna P. Adler are both making their Broadway debut.
Deuce will open on 6 May 2007 at the Music Box Theatre. The play, which was to begin previews on 15 Apr 2007, recently added four extra preview performances and will now preview from 11 Apr 2007.
Deuce stars Angela Lansbury as Leona Mullen and Marian Seldes as Midge Barker ï¿½ two former doubles tennis legends, reunited at a championship tournament. As they watch a singles match grow increasingly heated, the two women reminisce on the sidelines, remembering past triumphs and unearthing forgotten truths.
Deuce, marks Ms. Lansburyï¿½s first role on Broadway in almost 25 years. In her 60-plus year career on stage, film and television, Ms. Lansbury has 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 Fatherï¿½s Day, Deathtrap, Ring Round the Moon, and Dinner at Eight. Last season, she earned rave reviews for her performance in Mr. McNallyï¿½s 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.
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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