Reasons To Be Pretty Closes on Broadway June 14

News   Reasons To Be Pretty Closes on Broadway June 14 MCC Theater's production of Neil LaBute's Reasons To Be Pretty plays its final performance at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre June 14 at 3 PM.
reasons to be pretty stars Thomas Sadoski, Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale and Piper Perabo
reasons to be pretty stars Thomas Sadoski, Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale and Piper Perabo Photo by Robert J. Saferstein

When it closes, the production will have played 106 performances on Broadway.

Reasons To Be Pretty (also known as reasons to be pretty) opened on Broadway April 2 following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run. Terry Kinney directed. The drama was nominated for three 2009 Tonys, including Best Play, but did not win any awards at the June 7 ceremony.

Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale, Piper Perabo and Thomas Sadoski comprise the Pretty cast. The play, according to the producers, "confronts America's obsession with physical beauty headlong. In Neil LaBute's new play, Greg's (Sadoski) tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his off-handed remarks about a female co-worker's pretty face (and his girlfriend's lack thereof) get back to said girlfriend (Ireland). But that's just the beginning."

The Broadway mounting features scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by Sarah J. Holden, lighting design by David Weiner, music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen and fight direction by Manny Siverio.

Producers are Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, MCC Theater, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Ted Snowdon, Doug Nevin/Erica Lynn Schwartz, Ronald Frankel/Bat-Barry Productions, Kathleen Seidel, Kelpie Arts, LLC, Jam Theatricals, Rachel Helson/Heather Provost.

During the run of the play, the producers chose to capitalize the letters in the title; so the engagement includes ads and Playbill covers that read reasons to be pretty and (later) Reasons To Be Pretty.

The Lyceum Theatre is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street. Tickets are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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The published text of the play represents the earlier Off-Broadway script, which includes monologues that were later cut (or incorporated into dialogue) for the Broadway version.