Mass Transit: Sarah Jones Solo Bridge & Tunnel Recoups for Broadway Run

News   Mass Transit: Sarah Jones Solo Bridge & Tunnel Recoups for Broadway Run
 
Bridge & Tunnel, Sarah Jones' acclaimed Broadway debut solo, has announced its return on the initial investment of just under $1 million, according to a production spokesperson.

The recoup came within eight weeks on March 12 — the original end date of the show which has now extended through July 9. The show had previously recouped its entire Off-Broadway investment of $200,000 within seven weeks.

Producers Eric Falkenstein, Michael Alden and Boyett/Ostar Productions produce the Broadway run. Tony Taccone directs the solo show which began at the Helen Hayes Theatre Jan. 12 and opened Jan. 26.

Set at a local community poetry slam, Bridge & Tunnel follows Jones as she transforms into more than a dozen characters of various ethnicities through slight changes in voice and costume. The actress weaves together a community, each dealing with the assimilation in modern urban America, by delving into portraits of a certain few. Among her onstage melting pot of personae include a Pakistani accountant, an Eastern European Jewish woman, a young Vietnamese male slam poet, a wheelchair-bound Mexican labor organizer, an Australian artist, a Haitian social worker, a Chinese mother and a young Latina.

Jones has penned and performed works including Waking the American Dream, Women Can't Wait and Surface Transit. The actress also appeared in the Spike Lee film "Bamboozled," Off-Broadway in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues and in her own Bravo television special "The Sarah Jones Show." As a poet, Jones has performed on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam."

Tickets to Bridge & Tunnel at the Helen Hayes, 240 West 44 Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information on Sarah Jones, visit www.sarahjonesonline.com.

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