Richard Bean’s Toast Opens Off-Broadway

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The U.S. premiere is part of the Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters.
Matt Sutton and Matthew Kelly in <i>Toast</i>
Matt Sutton and Matthew Kelly in Toast Oliver King

The U.S. premiere of Richard Bean’s Toast officially opens Off-Broadway May 1 directed by Eleanor Rhode. Performances began April 20 as part of the 2016 Brits Off Broadway Festival at 59E59 Theaters, for a limited engagement through May 22.

Bean's play is set in a bread factory, where the employees’ regular humdrum routine is broken one Sunday evening by a sudden crisis.

Toast is presented by Snapdragon Productions in association with Jagged Fence Theatre. The British cast is made up of Olivier Award winner Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men in the West End), Simon Greenall (I’m Alan Partridge for the BBC), Steve Nicolson (War Horse at the National Theatre), Will Barton (Bedtime Stories at the Stephen Joseph Theatre), Kieran Knowles (Operation Crucible at Finborough Theatre), Matt Sutton (The Ladykillers at the New Vic) and John Wark (Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us for the National Theatre of Scotland).

The design team includes James Turner (set design); Mike Robertson (lighting design); Max Pappenheim (composition and sound design); and Holly Rose Henshaw (costume design).

To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit 59e59.org.

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