For Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, the new Richard Alfieri play has lasted quite a bit longer and offered quite a few more lessons. Now the comedy-drama extends a second time, playing through Aug. 5 at the Geffen Playhouse.
According to the Six Dance Lessons advertising, the play will make the leap to New York City in Spring, 2002 with Rodger Hess (Annie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Marcia Seligson (L.A.'s Reprise series) and Entpro Plays, Inc. producing.
Richard Alfieri's comedy-drama opened June 7 with Uta Hagen playing a feisty minister's wife who takes dance lessons from a heartbroken dance teacher (David Hyde Pierce) who has relocated to Florida from New York City. The characters foxtrot, tango and tangle their way through an assortment of lessons in the play, about love, loss and friendship.
Previews began May 29. Arthur Allan Seidelman directs.
Hagen's career is highlighted with classical and contemporary roles, including Shakespeare, Chekhov, Broadway's The Country Girl and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Off-Broadway's Collected Stories, among many other works. Pierce is widely know as Niles on TV's "Frasier" but has years of theatre credits behind him. Designers are Roy Christopher (set), Helen Butler (costume), Tom Ruzika (lighting) and Philip G. Allen (sound).
The Geffen Playhouse is at 10886 Le Conte Avenue in Westwood, CA. For tickets or information, call (323) 933-9266 ext. 54, or visit www.actorsfund.org.