The new "devised theatre piece," which will also explore how Murrow and his team's methods compare to today's use of media communications, is set to begin previews April 27 at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn. An official opening is scheduled for May 6 for a run through May 28.
Jim Niesen will direct a cast including Scarlet Maressa Rivera, Michael-David Gordon, Terry Greiss, Patrina Murray and Kate Garfield.
The design team will include set designer Ken Rotchchild and lighting designer Randy Glickman.
According to press notes, "Murrow and the 'boys' (which included one girl) literally created the field of broadcast journalism by bringing the story of WW II home to Americans. The Irondale Ensemble’s new devised theater piece uses the words and deeds of these intrepid reporters to investigate the questions: Is news important today, where do we get it and why should it matter? This is the Edward R. Murrow before 'Goodnight and Good Luck' – before the historic showdown with Joseph McCarthy. This is the story of Murrow, Shirer, Collingwood, Sevareid, Hottelet, Smith and others like them for whom the need to get intelligent information and analysis of world events was not just a career, it was an adventure."
The Irondale Center is located at 85 South Oxford Street in Brooklyn. For tickets, call (718) 488-9233 or visit irondale.org.