'Frozen' is closing 22 Aug 2004

Fri 6 Aug 2004 'Frozen' is closing 22 Aug 2004 Frozen, will play its final performance at the Circle In The Square on Sunday, 22 Aug 2004 at 3pm. The production will have played 6 previews and 128 regular performances. Frozen originally opened 11 Mar 2004 at East 13th Street Theater where it ran to 11 Apr 2004 before transferring to The Circle In The Square on 28 Apr 2004 Frozen written by Bryony Lavery opened on the 4 May 2004 at the Circle In The Square, following previews from 28 Apr 2004 The cast includes Swoosie Kurtz (Nancy), Brian F. O'byrne (Ralph), Laila Robins (Agnetha). It is directed by Doug Hughes, with design by Hugh Landwehr. Costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Clifton Taylor and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem. FROZEN was nominated for Four 2004 Tony Awards, the most Tony nominations for a new Play this past season, including Best Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Swoosie Kurtz), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (Br�an F. OByrne), and Best Direction of a Play (Doug Hughes). O'Byrne won the 2004 Tony Award for his performance. On behalf of the Frozen producing team, Robert LuPone and Bernard Telsey said "We are absolutely thrilled by the success of Frozen and its move to Broadway. This journey with Bryony, Doug Hughes and our stellar cast and crew has far exceeded our expectations, and we are grateful to have shared this beautiful, moving work. We look forward to seeing Frozen presented at numerous regional theaters across the country." Frozen won the 1998 Barclays Award for Best New Play in its original production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (UK), and later received its critically acclaimed London premiere at Royal National Theatre in July 2002. Synopsis: One sunny evening, 10-year-old Rhona goes missing. Her mother, Nancy, retreats into a state of frozen hope. Agnetha, an American academic comes to England to research a thesis Serial Killing - a forgivable act? Then there's Ralph, a loner with a bit of previous who's looking for some distraction... Drawn together by horrific circumstances, these three embark upon a long dark journey which finally curves upward into the light.

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