God of Carnage extends with original cast - show will be on hiatus from 27 Jul - 7 Sep 2009
The New York Times reports that Yasmina Rezaï¿½s comic-drama, God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton, has extended its run with its original cast - Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden - through to 15 Nov 2009.
The show will take an hiatus from 27 Jul - 7 Sep 2009, before performances resume on 8 Sep 2009, in order to alllow the cast to fulfill prior commitments.
Tickets for the newly announced extended run will go on sale on 3 Jun 2009.
Lead producers Stuart Thompson and Robert Fox said, ï¿½We are delighted that Jeff, Hope, James and Marcia are having such a wonderful time performing in God of Carnage that they have decided to extend their contracts. Now, even more theatergoers will be able to experience Yasmina Rezaï¿½s magnificent sold-out play.ï¿½
Producer Jeff Daniels told the New York Times that the producers are considering searching for a new cast with which to begin rehearsals, allowing the production to run beyond the 15 Nov 2009 extension.
God of Carnage opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 22 Mar 2009, following previews from 28 Feb 2009.
The show opened to excellent reviews: "the most fun you'll have in the theater this season."
(www.newyorktheatreguide.com); "a familiar comic journey ..., but it travels first class" (NY Times); "keeps the fur flying and the laughter landing" (NY Daily News); "gleefully nasty fun." (NY Post); "Evenings in the theater don't get any funnier" (The REcord); "it's elegant, acerbic and entertainingly fueled on pure bile." (Variety).
God of Carnage: What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children. A calm and rational debate between grown ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse - much worse.
Directed by Matthew Warchus, who helmed the London production of the show, the comedy stars Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Marcia Gay Harden and James Gandolfini.
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