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Heartbreak House: extends by one week


The Roundabout Theatre Compamy's production of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House has extended its run by one week. The play,which was originally to close on 10 Dec 2006, will now play through to 17 Dec 2006.

Heartbreak House follows the unlikely romantic encounters that occur in an estate on the English countryside. Romance springs ever eternal but never mutual, and the only stable marriages have the least to do with love.

Directed by Robin Lefevre, Heartbreak House features Philip Bosco (Captain Shotover), Swoosie Kurtz (Hesione Hushabye), Byron Jennings (Hector), Lily Rabe (Ellie Dunn), Laila Robins (Lady Utterword), Bill Camp (Mangan), John Christopher Jones (Mazzini Dunn) and Jenny Sterlin (Nurse Guinness).

The design team for Heartbreak House features John Lee Beatty (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound).

Heartbreak House opened at the American Airlines on 11 Oct 2006, following previews from 15 Sep 2006, to luke-warm to poor notices.

"All in all, a not-very-enjoyable evening." (New York Theatre Guide); "Rippingly good revival." (New York Times); "Listless direction and torpid pacing, together with lackluster performances" (New York Daily News); "You'll be hard-pressed to stay awake during this play's interminable three acts" (Journal News).

Click here to read Polly Wittenberg's review in full and to see more of what other critics said about the show.

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