Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh Open Arsenic and Old Lace in Dallas Feb. 11

News   Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh Open Arsenic and Old Lace in Dallas Feb. 11
 
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh serve up spiked elderberry wine in Arsenic and Old Lace, which officially opens Feb. 11 at the Dallas Theater Center.

Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh Photo by Brandon Thibodeaux

Scott Schwartz, who directed Feldshuh in the Broadway production of Golda's Balcony, stages Joseph Kesselring's classic comedy, which began previews Feb. 4 and will run through March 13 in the Kalita Humphrey Theater.

Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Edwin Drood) and Feldshuh (Tovah's Balcony, Yentl, Irena's Vow) co-star as Martha and Abigail Brewster, respectively, in a cast that also features J. Brent Alford (Teddy Brewster), James Crawford (Office O'Hara), Jason Douglas (Jonathan Brewster), Nehal Joshi (Dr. Einstein), Chris McCreary (Office Brophy), Steve Powell (Mr. Gibbs/Mr. Witherspoon), Abbey Siegworth (Elaine Harper), Paul Taylor (Lt. Rooney/Reverend Doctor Harper) and Lee Trull (Mortimer Brewster). Diana Sheehan is the understudy for Buckley and Feldshuh.

Arsenic and Old Lace, according to the Alley, "follows the Brewster sisters, Abigail (Feldshuh) and Martha (Buckley), who believe killing old men to relieve them of their loneliness is an act of kindness. When their married nephew Mortimer arrives and discovers nothing is as he thought it was, comedy ensues."

The DTC production has sets by Anna Louizos, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Curtis Craig and music by Michael Holland.

Buckley received a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. Her numerous Broadway appearances also include 1776, Pippin, Carrie, Song & Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sunset Boulevard and Triumph of Love. Buckley earned an Olivier nomination for her work in the West End as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and also appeared in the London cast of Promises, Promises. Her screen credits include "Eight Is Enough," "Tender Mercies," "The Happening," "Wyatt Erp," and "Oz." Buckley previously appeared in the Hartford Stage production of Tennessee Williams' Camino Real. Feldshuh received Tony Award nominations for her work in Golda's Balcony, Yentl, Sarava and Lend Me a Tenor. Her theatre roles have also garnered the actress four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, an Obie and a Theatre World Award. Feldshuh's numerous screen credits include "Holocaust," "Kissing Jessica Stein," "The Lady in the Water" and "O Jerusalem."

For tickets, phone (214) 880-0202 or visit DallasTheaterCenter. The Dallas Theater Center is located at 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.

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