Closer, Patrick Marber's new play, which begins previews Mar. 9, is now offering rush tickets for $20 at the box office the day of the show. Located in the front center row of the orchestra, these "first come, first served" seats are limited two tickets per person.
Closer stars Natasha Richardson as Ana, a photographer. Richardson won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Best Actress Awards for her performance as Sally Bowles in the Roundabout's revival of Cabaret, the same theatre company who brought her a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for Anna Christie. Her West End credits include High Society, The Seagull, A Midsummer's Night Dream and Hamlet at the Young Vic. She has also appeared on film in "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Comfort of Strangers," "Nell" and Disney's "The Parent Trap."
Joining Richardson are three British actors: Rupert Graves as Dan, Anna Friel as Alice and Ciaran Hinds as Larry.
Playwright Marber (Dealer's Choice) will direct the play on Broadway as he did in the West End. Designing the show are Vicki Mortimer (set), Hugh Vanstone (lighting) and Simon Baker (sound). Original music is composed by Paddy Cunneen.
Closer, which explores the vicissitudes of modern love, features a quartet of lovers caught up in a web of love, lust, sex and betrayal. Among its many accolades, Closer won the 1997 Time Out Award for Best Play in the West End, the 1997 Evening Standard Best Comedy Award, the 1997 Critics Circle Best Play Award and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. Marber was also a runner-up for the 1997 Lloyds' Playwright of the Year Award.
Closer's official website is http://www.closer.co.uk.