Jim Dale and William Atherton to Star in Address Unknown Off-Broadway, Starting May 28

News   Jim Dale and William Atherton to Star in Address Unknown Off-Broadway, Starting May 28
Jim Dale, the versatile actor at home in everything from Barnum to A Christmas Carol to Comedians, settles into Off-Broadway's Promenade Theatre in Address Unknown, based on the book by Katherine Kressman Taylor.

According to Dale's website, www.jim-dale.com, previews begin May 28 under the direction of Frank Dunlop (known for work with The Young Vic, including Broadway's Scapino), and opening is set for June 10.

Dale's co-star will be William Atherton, of Off-Broadway's original House of Blue Leaves in 1971 and, more recently, The Castle.

Both Dale and Dunlop were Tony Award-nominated for their respective work (actor and director) of the Moliere inspired Young Vic production of Scapino in 1974. Dale also adapted the script and wrote incidental music for that production.

"I'm thrilled to be sharing the stage for the first time with such a brilliant actor as William Atherton, and to be working once more with top director, Frank Dunlop," Dale said on his site.

"Address Unknown, is a series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner who has returned to Germany," according to a Hudson Valley, New York, company called TheaterSounds, which presented a reading of the work in 2002. "Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon and literary sensation when it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938. Published in book form a year later, it was banned in Nazi Germany, and called 'the most effective indictment of Nazism to appear in fiction' by The New York Times Book Review."

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