Double Bill of Hughie and Krapp's Last Tape to Begin Broadway Run in April

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A Broadway starting date has been announced for the Goodman Theatre's production of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie and Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape.

Brian Dennehy in Hughie at the Stratford Festival in 2008.
Brian Dennehy in Hughie at the Stratford Festival in 2008. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The double-bill, according to The New York Times, will arrive on Broadway at a theatre to be announced April 12, 2010. As previously reported, both productions will star Tony winner Brian Dennehy, recently on Broadway in the Goodman production of Desire Under the Elms.

Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls will direct Hughie. Canadian director Jennifer Tarver will direct Samuel Beckett's one-man show Krapp's Last Tape, as she did in Stratford, Ontario. The double bill will first play Chicago's Goodman in January 2010.

Hughie, according to press notes for the show's Long Wharf run, concerns "Erie Smith [Dennehy], a small-time gambler [who] wanders home to a seedy New York hotel fresh from a grief-stricken bout of drinking: Hughie, night clerk and once-captive audience for Erie's tall tales, has died. Will Erie find in Hughie's replacement the affirmation and friendship he craves?" Joe Grifasi starred as Hughie in previous stagings.

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