The Roundabout Theatre Company will present the New York premiere of Richard Greenberg's new play, Hurrah at Last , at the Laura Pels Theatre in May 1999. As with the play's May 1998 premiere at South Coast Repertory, David Warren will direct and Greenberg regular, Peter Frechette (Eastern Standard, Night and Her Stars) , will star.
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."
Along with Frechette, The SCR production starred Judith Blazer (Titanic), Ileen Getz and Bradley Whitford.
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.
Hurrah's director, Warren, staged Night and Her Stars and more recently directed Misalliance at NY's Roundabout Theatre and the world premiere of Barry Manilow's Harmony at the La Jolla Playhouse in CA. Current Roundabout productions include Little Me, starring Martin Short and Faith Prince, in previews on the mainstage, Beth Henley's Impossible Marriage at the Pels, Side Man with Christian Slater at Broadway's Golden Theatre and Cabaret at the Studio 54 space.
-- By Sean McGrath