MARQUEE VALUE: To Be or Not to Be at the Newly Named Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Marquee Value   MARQUEE VALUE: To Be or Not to Be at the Newly Named Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
 
Production: To Be or Not to Be, by Nick Whitby, directed by Casey Nicholaw, starring Peter Benson, Steve Kazee, Peter Maloney, Jan Maxwell, Kristine Nielsen and David Rasche.
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Previews: September 13, 2008
Opening: October 2, 2008
Closing: November 23, 2008
Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (formerly Biltmore), 261 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036


At the Polski Theatre in 1939 Warsaw, Joseph and Maria Tura are about to open yet another smash with their theatrical troupe. As the German invasion gets underway, the theatre is closed by censors, forcing the troupe to face desperate times. But when a handsome young bomber pilot enlists their help to catch a spy, what is a group of actors to do? This black comedy is a commentary on the World War II era and a tribute to the timeless joys of the theatre. Based upon the 1942 Ernst Lubitsch film.




Photos by Matthew Blank

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