MTC's Losing Louie Ends Broadway Run Nov. 26

News   MTC's Losing Louie Ends Broadway Run Nov. 26
 
The Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere production of Simon Mendes da Costa's Losing Louie ends its scheduled limited engagement at the Biltmore Theatre Nov. 26.
Mark Linn-Baker and Michele Pawk in Losing Louie
Mark Linn-Baker and Michele Pawk in Losing Louie Photo by Joan Marcus

The production, directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, will have played 24 preview performances and 53 regular performances by close.

The cast of the comedy about parenting, infidelity and marriage (set in two eras) includes Matthew Arkin (Reggie), Scott Cohen (Louie), Rebecca Creskoff (Bobbie), Mark Linn-Baker (Tony), Patricia Kalember (Elizabeth), Michele Pawk (Sheila) and Jama Williamson (Bella).

The play's references were Americanized for the U.S. premiere.

MTC asks, "How do our childhood memories affect our lives? How do the mistakes of one generation impact the next? And most importantly, why does love make us do such crazy things? Interwoven events from the past and present blend together in this wise and witty new play, as two generations of family members work things out in the same bedroom, 50 years apart."

The creative team for Losing Louie includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Paul Gallo (lighting design), William Ivey Long (costume design) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound design).

Visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.

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Next up at the Biltmore is MTC's new production of Brian Friel's Translations, directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes. It's a co-production with McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ. Broadway previews begin Jan. 4, 2007, toward a Jan. 25 opening. In 1981, MTC produced the American premiere of Translations.

In May 2007 at the Biltmore, MTC will present the world premiere musical, LoveMusik, about composer Kurt Weill and his actress wife Lotte Lenya, directed by Harold Prince.

Mark Linn-Baker as Tony, Matthew Arkin as Reggie, Patricia Kalember as Elizabeth and Michele Pawk as Sheila.
Mark Linn-Baker as Tony, Matthew Arkin as Reggie, Patricia Kalember as Elizabeth and Michele Pawk as Sheila. Photo by Joan Marcus
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