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Hold On To Me Darling extends limited run by 2 weeks

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Atlantic Theater Company has announced a two-week extension of its current world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, which began previews at the Linda Gross Theater on 24 February 2016 and officially opened on 14 March. Originally scheduled to conclude its limited run on 3 April, the show's final performance will now take place on 17 April 2016.

Synopsis: "On learning of his mother's death, world famous country and western star Strings McCrane begins questioning the meaning of his life and what it all adds up to. Determined to abandon his celebrity and career, he moves back to his hometown in Tennessee. It doesn't go well. This new play examines the costs of fame, fortune and narcissism in pursuit of the American Dream."

The cast of Hold On To Me Darling includes (in alphabetical order) Adelaide Clemens (Essie), Tony nominee Jonathan Hogan (Mitch), Jenn Lyon (Nancy), Keith Nobbs (Jimmy), Emmy nominee Timothy Olyphant (Strings McCrane) and C.J. Wilson (Duke).

The creative team behind Hold On To Me Darling features scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by David Van Tieghem, and dialect coaching by Stephen Gabis.

- by Tom Millward

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