Boy Meets Girl, with Help From Rifkin, Monk, Brown; Revived OB, Opens Sept. 8

News   Boy Meets Girl, with Help From Rifkin, Monk, Brown; Revived OB, Opens Sept. 8 Boy Meets Girl, a 1936 comedy by Bella and Samuel Spewack, is receiving its first New York revival in more than 20 years. The production, directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray, will open at 42nd Street's Studio Theatre Sept. 8, after previews from Sept. 3, for a run through Sept. 26.

Boy Meets Girl, a 1936 comedy by Bella and Samuel Spewack, is receiving its first New York revival in more than 20 years. The production, directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray, will open at 42nd Street's Studio Theatre Sept. 8, after previews from Sept. 3, for a run through Sept. 26.

A few names stars are connected to Boy Meets Girl, though none of them will appear on stage. The play, about two Hollywood screenwriters, requires several voice-over parts. Speaking these segments will be such Broadway talents as Ron Rifkin, Blair Brown, John Benjamin Hickey and Debra Monk. Gray met the first three when she worked as an associate director on Cabaret and knows Monk from Death Defying Acts, in which Gray assisted director Michael Blakemore.

Those actors, as well as Cy Coleman, Boyd Gaines, Todd Haimes, Joe Mantello and Natasha Richardson, are expected at an opening night gala on Sept. 8.

The cast for Boy features Thomas Alpers, India Cooper, Mike Efron, Christa Kirby, David Koppel, Nina-Marie Gardner, Andrew Mersmann, J. Richey Nash, Howard Pinhasik, Eytan Schwartz, Natasha Staley and Craig Williams. Both Bella and Samuel Spewack would have been 100 this year. Their other credits include the musical Kiss Me Kate, due on Broadway this fall.

For information, call (212) 414-5027. --By Robert Simonson