Harry Clarke, With Tony Winner Billy Crudup, Begins Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Harry Clarke, With Tony Winner Billy Crudup, Begins Off-Broadway
The Vineyard Theatre launches its 2017–2018 season with the new solo play by David Cale.
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The Vineyard Theatre kicks off its 2017–2018 season October 26 with the world premiere of Harry Clarke by David Cale. The solo play, directed by Leigh Silverman, stars stage and screen actor Billy Crudup.

In Harry Clarke, Crudup stars as a shy, Midwestern man masquerading as a highbrow Londoner recently moved to New York City. As he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, his increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to unravel his persona.

The new play is billed by the Off-Broadway theatre as being a “sexually charged and wickedly funny one-man thriller.” The show will open November 21, and was recently extended an additional week through December 8.

The production also marks a collaboration between the Vineyard and Audible, who will record a performance. The audio play will be made available to Audible members in 2018.

Crudup earned a Tony Award in 2007 for his performance in The Coast of Utopia. He received previous nominations for the 2002 revival of The Elephant Man, The Pillowman, and in the 2011 production of Arcadia. He has since appeared on Broadway in the repertory productions of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land. Harry Clarke marks his third show at the Vineyard, following The Metal Children and America Dreaming.

The design team for Harry Clarke includes scenic designer Alexander Dodge (A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, Anastasia), costume designer Kaye Voyce (Significant Other), lighting designer Alan C. Edwards (Zoohouse), and sound designer Bart Fasbender (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Original music is composed by playwright Cale.

Tickets can be purchased online at VineyardTheatre.org or by calling the box office at (212) 353-0303.

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