Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and More Set for Describe the Night Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and More Set for Describe the Night Off-Broadway The new play by Rajiv Joseph makes its New York premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company this fall.
Danny Burstein and Rebecca Naomi Jones
Danny Burstein and Rebecca Naomi Jones

Six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and stage favorite Rebecca Naomi Jones are among the cast of the New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s Describe the Night. The play will begin Off-Broadway performances at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater November 10.

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The limited engagement, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, will open officially December 5 and run through December 24.

Joining Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof) and Jones (Significant Other) are Tina Benko (The Public’s Julius Caesar), Nadia Bowers (The Farnsworth Invention), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent), and Stephen Stocking (Archduke at the Mark Taper Forum).

The play was commissioned by Houston's Alley Theatre, where a separate company will begin performances September 15 at the Quintero Theatre—the venue change follows the impact of Hurricane Harvey, which left Texas’ Alley Theatre with severe water damage.

Read: ALLEY THEATRE BEGINS RECOVERY FOLLOWING HURRICAN HARVEY

Describe the Night spans 90 years (1920–2010) in Russia and charts the crossed paths of seven men and women through history, myth, and conspiracy.

The production will feature sets by Tim Mackabee, costumes by Amy Clark, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, and sound design and original music by Daniel Gluger. Casting is by Telsey + Company.

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