Golden Age: Bebe Neuwirth and Lorenzo Pisoni to star

Two-time Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and Lorenzo Pisoni will appear in the New York premiere of Golden Age, the new play by four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie.

Further casting to be announced.

The show will open at NY City Center Stage I on 4 Dec 2012, following previews from 13 Nov 2012. Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on 1 Oct 2012.

Golden Age : It's opening night of Vincenzo Bellini's new opera I Puritani in Paris in 1835. The Italian composer is determined to win the adulation of not only his French audience, but his colleagues and rivals as well. Everything depends on it.

The creative team will include Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Ryan Rumery (sound design).

Bebe Neuwirth (Maria Malibran) is a Broadway veteran. Golden Age will reunite her with Walter Bobbie who directed her in the revival of 'Chicago' for which she received a 1997 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also received a Tony Award for her featured performance in the 1986 revival of 'Sweet Charity'. Neuwirth most recently starred in the Off-Broadway production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and on Broadway in 'The Addams Family.' She is known to television audiences for her portrayal of "Dr. Lillith Sternin-Craine" on "Cheers" and "Frasier" for which she received two Emmy Awards.

Lorenzo Pisoni (Antonio Tamburini) returns to MTC following the world premiere of his autobiographical theatre piece 'Humor Abuse' for which he received the Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards. In 2011, he appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park productions of 'Measure for Measure' and 'All's Well That Ends Well.'

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