"NYPD Blue" Star Kicks Off SpeakEasy Season in Boston with Theater District, Sept. 30

News   "NYPD Blue" Star Kicks Off SpeakEasy Season in Boston with Theater District, Sept. 30
 
"NYPD Blue" actor Bill Brochtrup stars in Richard Kramer's play Theater District which begins the new season Boston's SpeakEasy Stage Company, Sept. 30.

Wes Savick stages the east coast premiere of the work which will enjoy a five-week run through Oct. 29 in the Massachusetts company's new home in the Nancy and Edward Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

Theater District centers on an actor-turned restaurateur whose partner's 16 year-old son moves in with them and threatens to tear them apart. The work, which has already been staged in Los Angeles and Chicago, marks the first stage play for television writer Kramer, a veteran of such series as "thirtysomething," "My So-Called Life" and "Once and Again."

Brochtrup — who played Police Administrative Assistant John Irwin on "NYPD Blue" — returns to his role after playing the Los Angeles run at the Black Dahlia Theatre last season. He also recently starred in Sinan Urel's acclaimed play Pera Palas at the Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, California.

The company of Theater District also features actress and playwright Melinda Lopez (Anna in the Tropics, Sonia Flew), Liam Torres (Anna in the Tropics), Boston vets Barlow Adamson and Neil A. Casey (Take Me Out) with newcomers Edward Tournier and Jaime Cepero III.

The design team includes Jenna McFarland (set), Ken Elliott (lighting), Jeff Jones (sound), Seth Bodie (costumes) and Audra Avery (properties). Jane Siebels serves as production stage manager. SpeakEasy’s fifteenth anniversary season will continue with the Terrence McNally, John Kander and Fred Ebb musical Kiss of the Spider Woman (Nov. 4-Dec. 3), Tennessee Williams' Five By Tenn (Jan. 27-Feb. 25, 2006), Donald Margulies' Brooklyn Boy (March 3-April 1, 2006) and the co-presentation (with North Shore Music Theatre) of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's musical Caroline, or Change (May 5-June 3, 2006).

Single tickets and subscriptions for SpeakEasy's 2005-2006 season at the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston, MA are available by calling (617) 933-8600. For more information, call SpeakEasy Stage at (617) 482-3279 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com.

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