Neil Simon's Rose's Dilemma Now to Begin Off-Bway Nov. 24

News   Neil Simon's Rose's Dilemma Now to Begin Off-Bway Nov. 24 Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Neil Simon's new play, Rose's Dilemma, will begin performances on Nov. 24 instead of Nov. 20, as originally announced, due to conflicts in the company's schedule.
Playwright Neil Simon
Playwright Neil Simon

"The date of our first preview was originally scheduled more than a year ago, before the company for the production was set," said MTC executive producer Barry Grove, in a statement. "Now, conflicts in the company’s schedules have cut into the play’s rehearsal period. We are therefore adding four days to the rehearsal process before beginning previews." The production features Mary Tyler Moore, John Cullum, David Aaron Baker and Geneva Carr, and is directed by Lynne Meadow. Opening is set for Dec. 18 at Stage I at City Center, 131 W. 55th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

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"In a Hamptons beach house, celebrated writer Rose Steiner (Mary Tyler Moore) is at a crossroads," according to production notes. "She's running out of money and needs to write the next 'big thing' fast. When her former lover, literary lion Walsh McLaren (John Cullum), has the brainstorm that could make her a fortune, she leaps at the chance. With the help of her assistant Arlene Moss (Geneva Carr) and newcomer Gavin Clancy (David Aaron Baker), how she'll pull it off is one of the dilemmas in this most intriguing play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony-Award winning Neil Simon."

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