The company of the New York premiere of Burning Blue, D.M.W. Greer's take on the "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" military policy, was announced Sept. 4, and Chad Lowe is in the mix.
Those joining Emmy-winner Lowe in the Off-Broadway mounting of the play at the Samuel Beckett Theatre include Jerome Preston Bates, P.J. Brown, Bill Dawes, Matthew Del Negro, Mike Doyle, Sherri Parker Lee and Brette Taylor. John Hickock will direct.
Burning Blue, a limited engagement through Dec. 15, begins previews at the Beckett on Sept. 29; the official opening night is scheduled for Oct. 16. The remainder of the creative team comprises Beowulf Boritt (sets and costumes), Phil Widmer (lighting) and John Hickock (sound design).
The Samuel Beckett Theatre is located in New York City at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced at $49.50, are available through Ticket Central by calling (212) 279-4200. The show will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 5 PM.
* Lowe was most recently seen in the Richard Gere film "Unfaithful." His other screen credits include "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story," "Now and Again," "ER" and "Popular." As a director, Lowe helmed the short film "The Audition" and the recently completed "The Space Between"; both feature his Oscar-winning wife, Hillary Swank.
Burning Blue debuted in London in 1995 and subsequently played Los Angeles in 1998. A reading of the drama for 225 people was held at Off Broadway's Westside Theatre in January 1999.
—By Andrew Gans