God of Carnage resumes performances

Yasmina Reza�s comic-drama, God of Carnage, translated by Christopher Hampton, and starring Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden, resumes performances on 8 Sep 2009 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

The show began its hiatus on the 27 Jul 2009 - the date it was originally scheduled to close. The break in its performance schedule was necessary to allow cast members to fulfill prior commitments.

God of Carnage, directed by Matthew Warchus, is now running through to 28 Feb 2009. The original cast are only contracted to remain with the show until 14 Nov 2009. There is no news about casting beyond this date.

The comedy opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on 22 Mar 2009, following previews from 28 Feb 2009. The comedy won three Tony Awards: Best Play; Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Marcia Gay Harden); and Best Direction of a Play (Matthew Warchus).

The show opened to rave 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.

The comedy reunites the creative team that staged the Tony Award-winning Best Play, 'Art.' Designed by Mark Thompson (sets and costumes), with lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker & Chris Cronin, the play has music by Gary Yershon.

God of Carnage transferred to Broadway following a London production, also helmed by Matthew Warchus, which starred Ralph Fiennes, Tamsin Greig, Janet McTeer and Ken Stott at the Gielgud Theatre where it played from 7 Mar - 14 Jun 2008. The london production won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

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