Critics embraced the drama about a Russian immigrant family living in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, which began previews Jan. 17 and officially opened Jan. 30 at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row. Performances were originally scheduled through March 10, but will now continue through March 24.
Scott Elliott directs a cast including Garofalo ("The Truth About Cats & Dogs," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion") as Diana, Oreskes (Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Miracle Worker) as Misha, Spector (A View from the Bridge) as Boris, Sarah Steele (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) as Mira and Raviv Ullman (Disney Channel's "Phil of the Future") as Alex.
Russian Transport is described as a "suspenseful family drama set in the Russian Jewish community of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Diana and Misha, an immigrant couple, run a struggling car service while trying to carve out the American Dream for their teenagers, Alex and Mira. When Diana's sexy and mysterious brother Boris arrives to stay with them, family loyalty is tested. For Alex and Mira, Uncle Boris is an exciting addition to their home, but soon Alex is pulled into his Uncle's dangerous world."
Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves. Tickets may be arranged through www.telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200, or at the Theatre Row Box Office. For more information visit www.thenewgroup.org.