Two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale has joined the rotating, star-studded cast of White Rabbit Red Rabbit, performing May 9. Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce has also been confirmed to perform May 16, along with Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo on May 23, and George Takei on June 13.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Nassim Soleimanpour, is playing Monday nights exclusively with a rotating, star-studded cast that includes Nathan Lane, Whoopi Goldberg, Alan Cumming, Wayne Brady, Martin Short, Patrick Wilson, Christine Baranski, Ramin Karimloo and Cynthia Nixon. The acclaimed solo show began performances March 7 at the Westside Theatre; each Monday, a different actor is handed a script to perform without the help of a director, rehearsals or a set.
Forbidden to leave his country, Iranian playwright Soleimanpour transcribed his experience of isolation into this unique stage work. The play premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won a series of awards. It has since been translated into 15 different languages and performed globally. “This wildly entertaining and thought-provoking theatrical piece – where no audience can see the same show twice - blends drama, comedy and social experiment,“ state press notes.
The show is presented by Maberry Theatricals in support of PEN International, working to promote literature and defend freedom of expression around the world. “We are thrilled to be working with such an extraordinary group of performers, and to be partnering with PEN International, on such an intriguing and provocative work,“ said lead producers Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy in a press statement. “Each night will bring its share of surprises. We can't wait to be surprised ourselves. Remember, no cheating! Don't google this play!“
See Whoopi Goldberg in White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Tickets to White Rabbit Red Rabbit are on sale via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Westside Theatre is located at 407 W. 43rd St., Manhattan.