God of Carnage's Tony-Nominated Cast Extends to November, with Summer Hiatus

News   God of Carnage's Tony-Nominated Cast Extends to November, with Summer Hiatus Broadway audiences will have the chance to enjoy Yasmina Reza's Tony-nominated comedy God of Carnage and its starry cast through Nov. 15.
God of Carnage stars Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden
God of Carnage stars Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden Photo by Joan Marcus

Producers have announced that God of Carnage will begin a hiatus July 27 to allow the actors to fulfill previous commitments. Performances will resume Sept. 8. The new block of tickets will go on sale June 3.

Although the complete original cast will return in September, Carnage Tony nominee Jeff Daniels told the New York Times in an earlier interview that producers may begin rehearsing a replacement cast in October to continue God of Carnage's Broadway run past November.

After a sold-out London run where the hit play earned the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, God of Carnage opened on Broadway to mostly raves, picking up Tony nominations for each of its four cast members, a nomination for Best Play and a nomination for Best Director for Matthew Warchus.

The cast of stage and screen veterans – Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden – were originally contracted to play a limited run through July 19, and many speculated whether the play, and its much sought-after cast, would extend their Broadway visit.

Tony-nominated director Warchus, who also staged Reza's God of Carnage in London, as well as Art and Life (x) 3 on Broadway, stages Christopher Hampton's translation of Reza's comedy. God of Carnage, according to press notes, "is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it."

The Broadway production reunites the West End creative team: set and costume designer Mark Thompson, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone and sound designers Simon Baker and Chris Cronin with music by Gary Yershon.

God of Carnage is produced on Broadway by Robert Fox, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, The Weinstein Company and The Shubert Organization.

For tickets, visit Telecharge. The Bernard Jacobs Theatre is located in Manhattan at 242 West 45th Street.

For further information, visit GodofCarnage.

Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini
Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini