Blumberg and Maloney Join Coen's Almost an Evening; NYC Run Ends June 1

News   Blumberg and Maloney Join Coen's Almost an Evening; NYC Run Ends June 1 Kate Blumberg and Peter Maloney will join the company of Almost an Evening, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ethan Coen's trio of comic Off-Broadway plays, May 13.

Neil Pepe directs the commercial run, which spun off from an earlier Atlantic Theater Company world premiere.

Performances play The Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street through June 1. Previews began March 20.

Atlantic Theater Company member Kate Blumberg returns to the Off-Broadway stage when she assumes the roles played by fellow company member Mary McCann, who played her final performance on May 11 in advance of appearing in Atlantic's upcoming production of Annie Baker's Body Awareness. Blumberg most recently appeared at Atlantic in Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song, Tina Howe's Birth and After Birth and Harold Pinter's Celebration and The Room. She was also featured in both of Woody Allen's world-premiere plays at Atlantic, Writer's Block and A Second Hand Memory.

Stage veteran Peter Maloney will assume the roles played by F. Murray Abraham, who also played his final performance on May 11. Maloney won critical acclaim in Peter Parnell's Trumpery earlier this season at Atlantic, where he has appeared in 11 productions, including David Mamet's adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance, Harold Pinter's Celebration and The Room and Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard.

Following a sold out run at Atlantic Stage 2, Almost an Evening transferred to the current limited run. "Three short plays unsuccessfully tackle important questions," according to the flip production note. "In Waiting, someone waits somewhere for quite some time. In Four Benches, a voyage to self-discovery takes a British intelligence agent to steam baths in New York and Texas, and to park benches in the U.S. and U.K. In Debate, cosmic questions are taken up. Not much is learned."

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Almost an Evening also features Mark Linn-Baker (Broadway's Losing Louie, TV's "Perfect Strangers"), Tony Award nominee Johanna Day (Proof, Edward Albee's Peter and Jerry), Steppenwolf Theater Company member Tim Hopper (Broadway's Present Laughter), J.R. Horne (Broadway's The Crucible, Inherit the Wind), Atlantic founding member Jordan Lage (Broadway's Inherit the Wind), Del Pentecost (FX series "Starved," The Coen Brothers' O Brother Where art Thou?), and Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company member Joey Slotnick (TV's "Boston Public" and "The Single Guy").

Almost an Evening sold out before previews began at Atlantic Stage 2 on Jan. 9. It opened Jan. 22, and played a limited engagement through Feb. 10, 2008.

The production is produced by Atlantic Theater Company, Art Meets Commerce and Carole Shorenstein Hays.

Tickets are $50 and available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 545-2559, or online at almostanevening.com.

The Theatres at 45 Bleecker Street are at 45 Bleecker Street between Lafayette and Mott Street.

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