Special correspondent Mo Rocca will take viewers backstage at the environmental production that commingles actors and audience at the tiny Barrow Street Theatre in Greenwich Village.
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David Cromer's award-winning staging of Wilder's classic play was included on the Best of the Year lists of such publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Entertainment Weekly and The Gothamist and was named the Best Show of the Year by New York Magazine.
Our Town began performances Feb. 17, 2009, and opened to rave reviews on Feb. 26, 2009, at the Barrow Street, which has been completely redesigned for this production. The production was awarded the 2009 Lucille Lortel for Outstanding Play Revival and Direction, with Cromer receiving the 2009 Obie Award for Outstanding Director. This current staging of Our Town became the longest-running production of the play in its 71-year history with its record-breaking 337th performance on Dec. 16, 2009.
The current cast at The Barrow Street Theatre features (in alphabetical order) Robert Beitzel as Howie Newsome, Susan Bennett as Mrs. Soames, Kati Brazda as Mrs. Webb, Will Brill as Joe Crowell, Nathan Dame as Sam Craig, George Demas as Constable Warren, Jennifer Grace as Emily, Wilbur Edwin Henry as Professor Willard, Jake Horowitz as Wally Webb, Stephen Kunken as the Stage Manager, Ronete Levenson as Rebecca Gibbs, Ben Livingston as Doc Gibbs, David Manis as Editor Webb, and Daniel Marcus as Simon Stimson James McMenamin as George, Lori Myers as Mrs. Gibbs, Jay Russell as Joe Stoddard, and Jason Yachanin as Si Crowell with Elizabeth Audley, Dana Jacks, Kathleen Peirce, Keith Perry and Mark Shock.
Our Town is produced by Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, Ted Snowdon, Eagle Productions, Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau, The Weinstein Company, and Burnt Umber Productions.
The performance schedule is Tuesday-Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Tickets are priced at $69 & $49.50 and are available through SmartTix (212) 868.4444, www.smarttix.com, or at the Barrow Street Theatre box office (open at 1 PM daily). Student tickets at $20 are available on the day of performance only at the box office.
Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue South in the heart of Greenwich Village.
For more information, visit www.ourtownoffbroadway.com or www.barrowstreettheatre.com.