Oscar Levant Celebrated in New Off-Broadway Play, A Smattering of Oscar

News   Oscar Levant Celebrated in New Off-Broadway Play, A Smattering of Oscar
 
A Smattering of Oscar, a new play with music inspired by the life of the late Oscar Levant, will begin previews Nov. 9 at the Julia Miles Theatre.

Written by Gene Jones and directed by Chris Clavelli, the play about the famed Hollywood bad boy will officially open Nov. 17, and the limited engagement will run through Dec. 21. Casting for the two-character play will be announced shortly. Oscar Levant was an actor, composer, raconteur, pianist, wit, songwriter and author of books and quotes. He is perhaps best remembered for his roles in two films: "An American in Paris" and "The Band Wagon." Levant, according to productions notes, was also known for his "hypochondria, manic depression and addictions."

A Smattering of Oscar will play Monday and Wednesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. The Julia Miles Theatre is located in Manhattan at 424 West 55th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

Tickets, priced at $59, will be available after Sept. 18 by calling (212) 239-6200.

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