Directed by Kurt Johns, the new solo play about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill began its New York premiere at New World Stages on Feb. 6 and had previously announced a second extension through to September 13. Dates beyond July 12 are now cancelled.
With Keaton playing the man himself, Churchill recounts his life, failures, successes and love of liquor, art and women.
Keaton's theatre credits include performances at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Theatre at the Center, Theater Wit, and Oak Park Festival Theatre, among many others. His regional credits include roles at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Houston's Alley Theatre, the Nat Horne Theatre and the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami.
Director Kurt Johns' credits include The Mistress Cycle and Iron, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife at Chicago’s Apple Tree Theatre and Iolanthe at Light Opera Works. As an actor, Johns has appeared in the Broadway productions of Aspects of Love and Chess and the first national tour of Les Miserables.
Scenic and lighting design for Churchill are by Jason Epperson, with projection design by Paul Deziel and sound design by Eric Backus. Churchill is a joint production of the Greenhouse Theater Center, SoloChicago, and the Wendy and William Spatz Charitable Foundation, with the support and permission of The Churchill Centre.
Tickets to the Off-Broadway engagement are available at Telecharge or by calling (212) 239-6200. New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street, New York.