A production spokesperson confirmed that the play — starring Al Pacino as King Herod and Marisa Tomei in the title role — will close two days early to accommodate Tomei’s busy schedule. Tomei will begin a new workshop of the Broadway bound revival of Sweet Charity on June 23.
Two performances of the Oscar Wilde work have been added that final week: an 8 PM performance Monday, June 8 and a 2 PM show Wednesday, June 11. (The show normally plays Tuesday through Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM).
Produced by Robert Fox, Daryl Roth and Amy Nederlander, Salome features direction by Estelle Parsons and original music by Yukio Tsuji. The remainder of the creative team comprises Peter Larkin (set design), Jane Greenwood (set design), Howard Thies (lighting design) and Erich Brechtel and David Schnirman (sound design). The company also includes Dianne Wiest and David Strathairn with Timothy Altmeyer, Jill Alexander, Daryl Dismond, Timothy Doyle, Robert Heller, Owen Hollander, Bob Lavelle, Chris McGarry, Ed Setrakian and Kevin Stapleton.
Pacino, who spent the fall in the National Actors Theatre's production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, took part in a reading of Salome this past November and December at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse.
Salome, a tale of desire and revenge, follows the legend of King Herod and his lust for Salome, his young stepdaughter, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist. Pacino also starred in the 1992 production of the Wilde play at Circle in the Square Theatre. Salome plays Monday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Saturday matinees at 2 PM. Tickets are priced between $25 and $85. Beginning March 28, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or log on to www.telecharge.com. The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street.