Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel Plans Fall Broadway Debut Awaiting Theatre

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Sarah Jones' acclaimed Off-Broadway show bridge and tunnel — which is currently playing a special pre-Broadway workshop production at Berkeley Repertory Theatre through Feb. 20 — will not reach Broadway until the fall.
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The show, which had expected to play this spring, "will now open in the fall as the right intimate Broadway theater isn't available at this time," as a release states.

Tony Taccone (Continental Divide) staged the work Off-Broadway and its current run through Feb. 20 for the California stage where he serves as artistic director.

The work originally began previews Feb. 6 at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre and opened Feb. 19 to positive critical and audience response. The solo show recouped its entire investment of $200,000 within seven weeks of the first preview performance.

bridge and tunnel once again plays to Jones' chameleon-like talents as she tackles over a dozen characters including a Pakistani accountant, a Chinese mother and a young Latina at a local community poetry slam. The characters in the work explore issues of assimilation in modern urban America, putting the New York melting pot to the test.

The performer can also be seen in "The Sarah Jones Show," her one-hour variety/performance special that will incorporate many characters from her current stagework bridge & tunnel, debuting on Bravo Feb. 20 at 9 PM (ET). For more information on "The Sarah Jones Show," visit www.bravotv.com. Actress Meryl Streep produced Sarah Jones' bridge and tunnel with The Culture Project, Allan Buchman, Robert Dragotta, Jayson Jackson, Michael Alden, Eric Falkenstein, Marcia Roberts and Tom Wirt Shafter to present the latest one-woman work from the writer-performer of Surface Transit.

Jones has penned and performed works including Waking the American Dream, Women Can't Wait and Surface Transit. The actress also appeared in the Spike Lee film "Bamboozled" and Off-Broadway in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. As a poet, Jones has performed on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam."

Alexander V. Nichols provides set and lighting design for bridge and tunnel.

Director Taccone most recently directed the acclaimed world premiere of David Edgar's two-play cycle Continental Divide (Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Other credits include Cloud Nine, Homebody/ Kabul, The Oresteia, The Alchemist, Skylight, Pentecost, Slavs!, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Serious Money.

bridge and tunnel will perform at Berkeley Rep's Thrust Stage, 2025 Addison St. in Berkeley, CA. For tickets, call (510) 647-2949 or toll-free (888) 4-BRT-Tix.

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