Primary Stages Extends Off-Broadway Run of Coxon's Happy Now?

News   Primary Stages Extends Off-Broadway Run of Coxon's Happy Now?
Primary Stages has announced an extension of its New York City premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Happy Now?, now to play Off-Broadway through March 21.
Mary Bacon in Happy Now? at 59E59 Theaters.
Mary Bacon in Happy Now? at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by James Leynse

Liz Diamond directed the work, which began previews at 59E59 Theaters Jan. 26 and opened Feb. 9. The limited run, originally scheduled to play through March 6, has now been extended by two weeks. Happy Now? centers on "a chance encounter at a hotel that plays upon Kitty's mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a demanding job," according to Primary Stages. "Her husband is more interested in misplaced apostrophes than in their marriage, her parents are looking down the barrel of oblivion, and although she toys with the idea of joining a gym, Kitty's running out of time for big changes."

Mary Bacon (Broadway's Rock 'n' Roll, Off-Broadway's The Eccentricities of a Nightingale) plays the central character in a cast that features Kate Arrington (The Well-Appointed Room), Kelly AuCoin (Julius Caesar), Brian Keane (Cyrano de Bergerac), Joan MacIntosh (Orpheus Descending), Quentin Maré (Rock 'n' Roll) and CJ Wilson (Festen).

Happy Now? debuted in London at the National Theatre in 2008 and played its American debut at Yale Repertory Theatre. AuCoin, Bacon, Keane, MacIntosh and Maré appeared in the Yale run.

The Off-Broadway creative team includes Narelle Sissons (set), Jen Moeller (costumes), Matt Frey (lighting) and David Budries (sound). The production stage manager is Matthew Melchiorre.

Tickets to Happy Now? are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit

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