High: Kathleen Turner to star on Broadway
Two-time Golden Globe winner, Academy Award & Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner will return to Broadway this spring in Matthew Lombardo's new play High, directed by Rob Ruggiero.
High will open at the Booth Theatre on 19 Apr 2011, following previews from 25 Mar 2011. Tickets go on sale to the general public on 24 Jan 2011.
The cast includes Kathleen Turner as 'Sister Jamison Connelly', Tony Award nominee Stephen Kunken (Enron) as 'Father Michael Delpapp' and Evan Jonigkeit making his Broadway debut as 'Cody Randall.'
The design team for High includes Tony Award winners David Gallo (Sets) & Jess Goldstein (Costumes), John Lasiter (Lights) and Vincent Olivieri (Sound & Original Compositions).
High explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility. When Sister Jamison Connolly (Turner) agrees to sponsor a 19 year-old drug user in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. Struggling between the knowledge she possesses as a rehabilitation counselor and a woman of religious conviction, she begins to question her belief in miracles and whether people can find the courage to change.
Kathleen Turner returns to Broadway following her Tony nominated performance as 'Martha' in the 2005 Tony Award winning revival of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
This Broadway premiere follows a collaboration of three American regional theaters. In Jul 2010, the play premiered at TheaterWorks in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Sep 2010 and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in Oct 2010.
Kathleen Turner (Sister Jamison Connelly) has gained critical acclaim for her performances in various movies including "Body Heat" (Golden Globe nomination), "Romancing the Stone" and "Prizzi's Honor," both of which earned her a Golden Globe Award, "Peggy Sue Got Married," which brought Turner both an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination, and "War of the Roses," which earned her yet another Golden Globe nomination. Turner's extensive film credits also include "The Man with Two Brains" with Steve Martin, "Jewel of the Nile" with Michael Douglas, "The Accidental Tourist," "V.I. Warshawski," "Serial Mom," "Naked in New York," "Moonlight," "Valentino," "The Real Blonde" and "The Virgin Suicides." She has starred on Broadway in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' for which she received a Tony nomination; and also 'Indiscretions,' 'The Graduate' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf,' for which she received a second Tony nomination.
Stephen Kunken (Father Michael Delpapp). Broadway: 'Andy Fastow' in 'Enron' Tony Award Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Tom Stoppard's 'Rock n Roll,' 'Frost/Nixon,' 'Festen' and 'Proof.' Television: "The Good Wife", "Gossip Girl", "The Unusuals", "New Amsterdam", all the "Law and Order"(s), "The Sopranos", "Spin City", "Far East", "Mary and Rhoda". Film: "Isopod" (2011), "Price Check" (2011), "All Good Things," "Taking Woodstock," "Girl in the Park," "Wait till This Year," "Light/Sufferer" and "Bamboozled."
Evan Jonigkeit (Cody Randall) originated the role of 'Cody 'in High. A Philadelphia-based artist, he has worked in many of that city's theatres, including Arden Theatre, Mauckingbird Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Montgomery Theatre and People's Light & Theatre. He has been seen in the films "Calendar Girl," "The Gift" and on Fox TV's "Amazing Sport Stories."
Matthew Lombard (Playwright) recently made his Broadway debut with 'Looped' at the Lyceum Theatre last season. Other New York credits include 'Tea at Five' at the Promenade Theatre (IRNE Award for Best Solo Play), 'Mother and Child' at Second Stage and 'Guilty Innocence' at The Actors' Playhouse.
Rob RuggieroO (Director) directed the world premiere of High and recently made his Broadway debut with Matthew Lombardo's play 'Looped.' Other New York credits include 'All Under Heaven,' as well as conceiving and directing the original musical revue 'Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn.'
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