Red Light Winter's Denham Will See Fresh "Red" When He Becomes Broadway's Lieutenant

News   Red Light Winter's Denham Will See Fresh "Red" When He Becomes Broadway's Lieutenant Three new Irish-accented lads — all American actors — will join Broadway's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, the Martin McDonagh comedy that laughs at the passions of Emerald Isle terrorists.

Christopher Denham
Christopher Denham

Jordan Bridges (starting Aug. 19), Christopher Denham and Jerzy Gwiazdowski (starting Aug. 22) at the Lyceum Theatre replace Jeff Binder (James), David Wilmot (as the title character, Padraic) and Domhnall Gleeson (Davey), respectively.

The producers point out that both David Wilmot and Christopher Denham (who is replacing Wilmot) tied for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor this year: Wilmot for The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Denham for Red Light Winter.

Jeff Binder will play his final performance Aug. 18 and Domhnall Gleeson and David Wilmot will perform theirs on Aug. 20.

Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh's black and bloody comedy about a cat-loving Irish terrorist, directed by Wilson Milam, received five 2006 Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and a Village Voice Obie Award.

Jordan Bridges is the son of actor Beau Bridges, who he acted with in Geffen Playhouse's Looking For Normal. Christopher Denham recently appeared in Adam Rapp's Pulitzer Prize-nominated Red Light Winter, for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award and a Drama League nomination. On Broadway, he appeared in the revival of Master Harold...and the boys, opposite Danny Glover.

Jerzy Gwiazdowski is making his Broadway debut. His recent New York theatre credits include Clocks and Whistles (U.S. premiere, Origin Theatre Co.); Ping Pong Diplomacy (Reverie Productions); Balm in Gilead (Barefoot Theatre Co.); Language of Angels, We Three (Lincoln Center Institute); [sic] (78th Street Theatre Lab).

The critically acclaimed play began previews at the Lyceum Theatre on April 19 and the official opening was May 3. Prior to Broadway, The Lieutenant of Inishmore played a sold-out limited run at the Atlantic Theater Company from Feb. 8–April 9.

The play is the winner of London's Olivier Award and an Evening Standard nomination.

The cast also features David Wilson Barnes as Brendan, Andrew Connolly as Christy, Dashiell Eaves as Joey, Peter Gerety as Donny and Alison Pill as Mairead.

Lieutenant is presented by Randall L. Wreghitt, Dede Harris, Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director, Andrew D. Hamingson, Managing Director), David Lehrer, Harriet Newman Leve & Ron Nicynski, the Zavelson Meyrelles Greiner Group, Mort Swinsky & Redfern Goldman Productions and Ruth Hendel.

Performances play Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are on sale by phone at (212) 239-6200 and online through Telecharge.com., or in person at the Lyceum Theatre box office.

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