Titled "Beyond Glory Declaration of Honor," the show's writer and star Stephen Lang will "publicly acknowledge the military service people who are deserving of honor" following performances beginning June 29.
To submit a family or friend who has served in the military to be eligible for a "Beyond Glory Declaration of Honor," visit the Roundabout Theatre Company website at roundabouttheatre.org/honors. Submissions will be entered into a lottery, and chosen service persons will receive four tickets for a Friday-night performance and be acknowledged following the performance.
"In Beyond Glory, Stephen Lang presents eight portraits of men who have received the nation's highest military honor creating a remarkable theatrical event," explained Roundabout artistic director Todd Haimes in a statement. "With Stephen, we decided to create an opportunity to reach out to today's heroes who are not being recognized. We want to identify the men and women who selflessly enlisted in the military to protect our country."
Stephen Lang pens and stars in the New York premiere of the work that began previews May 25 at Off-Broadway's Laura Pels Theatre. Robert Falls (Talk Radio) directs the Roundabout staging slated to open June 21 for a limited run through Aug. 19. Theatrically adapted from the Larry Smith book "Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words," Beyond Glory "presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering first hand accounts of the actions which resulted in each of them receiving the nation's highest military award."
The work made its world premiere in Arlington, VA, in 2004 as presented by Tribute Productions. The show then toured military installations across the globe and played in the United States Senate in 2005 as part of a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense. Chicago's Goodman Theatre (where Falls is artistic director) most recently housed a limited run.
Tickets may be purchased by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, visiting the Laura Pels box office (111 West 46 Street) or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.