Reg Rogers will take over the lead role in Richard Greenberg's hit comedy, Hurrah at Last, July 27. Peter Frechette, the show's original lead, will leave to return to the television series, "The Profiler," where Frechette is a regular.
Hurrah has also announced an official closing date of Aug. 22. The play began previews May 13 and officially opened June 3 at Off Broadway's Gramercy Theatre to strong reviews.
Reg Rogers is probably best known to theatregoers for his roles in Holiday with Laura Linney and in Neil Simon's short-lived play, Proposals. Sharing the stage with Rogers are Judith Blazer (Titanic), Ileen Getz, Dori Brenner, Larry Keith, Kevin O'Rourke and Paul Michael Valley.
Hurrah at Last is set on Christmas Eve in a posh Manhattan loft and has been described as a play that "demonstrates how we manage to avoid homicides with our families over a holiday period." Hurrah premiered in May 1998 at CA's South Coast Rep.
New York-based Greenberg, is the author of numerous plays including Eastern Standard, Night and Her Stars, and Three Days of Rain -- which also had its world premiere (in 1997) at South Coast Rep and went on to an acclaimed run at the Manhattan Theatre Club. For tickets, call the Roundabout Ticket Services (212) 719-1300.
-- By Sean McGrath