Kunken, Henry, Horowitz, Levenson, Livingston, Manis, Marcus Are Our Town Residents

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Off-Broadway's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, in which actors commingle with the audience at the intimate Barrow Street Theatre, welcomes a handful of new actors Jan. 5.
Stephen Kunken
Stephen Kunken

Stephen Kunken (Broadway's Proof, Festen, Frost/Nixon, Rock 'n' Roll and Williamstown's Quartermaine's Terms) takes over the role of the deadpan Stage Manager in award-winning director David Cromer's production.

Additionally, the producers announced that tickets are now on sale to March 14.

Also beginning Jan. 5 are Wilbur Edwin Henry as Professor Willard, Jake Horowitz as Wally Webb, Ronete Levenson as Rebecca Gibbs, Ben Livingston as Doc Gibbs, David Manis as Editor Webb and Daniel Marcus as Simon Stimson.

They join the current cast that features (in alphabetical order) Robert Beitzel as Howie Newsome, Susan Bennett as Mrs. Soames, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Webb, Will Brill as Joe Crowell, Nathan Dame as Sam Craig, George Demas as Constable Warren, Jennifer Grace as Emily, James McMenamin as George, Lori Myers as Mrs. Gibbs, Jay Russell as Joe Stoddard, and Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell with Elizabeth Audley, Dana Jacks, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry and Mark Shock.

Our Town began performances Feb. 17, 2009, and opened to rave reviews on Feb. 26 at the downtown venue whose space has been completely redesigned for this production. The production was awarded the 2009 Lucille Lortel for Outstanding Play Revival and Direction, with Cromer receiving the 2009 Obie Award for Outstanding Director. This current staging of Our Town became the longest-running production of the play in its 71-year history with its record-breaking 337th performance on Dec. 16.

Our Town is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Ted Snowdon, Eagle Productions, Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau, The Weinstein Company and Burnt Umber Productions.

The performance schedule is Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Tickets are priced at $69 & $49.50 and are available through SmartTix at (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1 PM daily). Student tickets at $20 are available on the day of performance only at the box office.

Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South.

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