On May 13, previews begin for The Roundabout Theater Company's New York premiere of Richard Greenberg's play, Hurrah at Last , at the Gramercy Theatre. The play is slated to open officially on June 3, with a run through Aug. 29.
As with the play's May 1998 premiere at South Coast Repertory, David Warren will direct Greenberg regular Peter Frechette (Eastern Standard, Night and Her Stars) in the lead role. Along with Frechette, the Roundabout production will star Judith Blazer (Titanic), Ileen Getz, Dori Brenner, Larry Keith, Kevin O'Rourke and Paul Michael Valley. Blazer and Getz also played in the South Coast Rep production.
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."
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 Theater Club. Hurrah's director, Warren, staged Greenberg's Night and Her Stars and more recently directed Misalliance at NY's Roundabout Theater and the world premiere of Barry Manilow's Harmony at the La Jolla Playhouse in CA.
For tickets ($55), call the Roundabout Ticket Services (212) 719 1300.
-- By Sean McGrath