Actor-director Cromer departed the Greenwich Village run May 1 to honor a prior directing commitment at Houston's Alley Theatre. Scott Parkinson, who assumed the role during his absence, gave his final performance June 18.
Cromer will continue in the Thornton Wilder play through Aug. 16 and will go into rehearsals as director of the new Broadway revivals of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound, to play the Nederlander Theatre. This will mark the Broadway debut of the director, who was acclaimed for his work on Our Town, Orson's Shadow and Adding Machine Off-Broadway.
Our Town currently features Jeremy Beiler as Sam Craig, Rob Beitzel as Howie Newsome, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Webb, George Demas as Constable Warren, Donna Jay Fulks as Mrs. Soames, Jennifer Grace as Emily, Wilbur Edwin Henry as Professor Willard, Adam Hinkle as Joe Crowell, Ronete Levenson as Rebecca Gibbs, James McMenamin as George, Ken Marks as Editor Webb, Jonathan Mastro as Simon Stimson, Seamus Mulcahy as Wally Webb, Lori Myers as Mrs. Gibbs, Jay Russell as Joe Stoddard, Jeff Still as Doc Gibbs, Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell.
Cromer's staging of Our Town began performances in Greenwich Village Feb. 17 and opened to enthusiastic reviews on Feb. 26 at the Barrow Street venue. The space has been completely redesigned for this environmental production. The production has its roots in a 2008 Chicago non-Equity staging by Cromer for The Hypocrites. On June 8, that earlier staging was honored with 2009 Non-Equity Jeff Awards in Chicago in the categories of Outstanding Production - Play and Directing. That Chicago Our Town was remounted and partly-recast for the current New York City Equity run. *
Our Town is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Ted Snowdon, Eagle Productions, Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau, The Weinstein Company, and Burnt Umber Productions.
Tickets are priced at $69 and $49.50 and are available through smarttix (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1 PM daily).
Student tickets at $20 are available on the day of performance only at the box office.
Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South.
For more information, visit ourtownoffbroadway.com