The Atlantic Theatre Company's production the 1930 classic, Once in a Lifetime, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, officially opens May 31. Company member David Pittu directs the comedy, which tells of three vaudeville performers who hope to save their careers during the talkie era by coming to Hollywood and conning their way into a movie studio. After this play, Kaufman & Hart combined on The Man Who Came To Dinner, George Washington Slept Here and You Can't Take It With You.
Appearing in the show are Pittu, Larry Bryggman (a Tony nominee for Picnic), Kate Blumberg (Dangerous Corner), Ron Butler, Tony Carlin, Johanna Day (How I Learned to Drive), Peter Jacobson (June Moon), Amelia White, Susan Knight, Cynthia Darlow, Ron Butler, Leslie Beatty, Brad Glasser, Nina Hellman, Isabel Keating, Jennifer Rau, Herb Rubens, Charles Tuthill, Chris Carley, Michael Dowling and Olivia Newman.
Designing Lifetime are Meg Neville (costumes), Howard Werner (lighting) and James Noone (sets). The show started previews May 16.
For tickets ($35-$40) and information on Once In A Lifetime at the Atlantic Theatre, 336 West 20th St., call (212) 239-6200.
-- By David Lefkowitz and Robert Simonson