Taking a Cue From Broadway Hit, Schneider Will Direct Old Globe's Boeing-Boeing; Cast Announced

News   Taking a Cue From Broadway Hit, Schneider Will Direct Old Globe's Boeing-Boeing; Cast Announced Mark Schneider, the associate director on Matthew Warchus' 2008 Tony Award-winning revival of Boeing-Boeing, will direct The Old Globe Theatre staging, to play March 13-April 18 in San Diego.
Rob Breckenridge and Joseph Urla
Rob Breckenridge and Joseph Urla

Opening night is March 18. The California cast of the sex comedy will include Rob Breckenridge (Bernard), Stephanie Fieger (Gabriella), Caralyn Kozlowski (Gretchen), Nancy Robinette (Berthe), Liv Rooth (Gloria) and Joseph Urla (Robert). The classic farce by Marc Camoletti and Beverly Cross won the 2008 Best Revival Tony Award, following success in London. Rob Howell's Tony-nominated costumes, and set design, will be featured in the Globe production.

According to Old Globe notes, "Boeing-Boeing is an uproarious jet-propelled comedy that had audiences and critics cheering on Broadway and London's West End. Bernard, a successful architect living in Paris, thinks he can easily juggle his three flight attendant fiancées. It's all a question of timing and a little help from his trusted housekeeper who reluctantly plays romantic air traffic controller. When an old friend arrives and his three fiancées each change their flight schedules, his life hits some unexpected turbulence."

The creative team also includes Chris Rynne (lighting design), Paul Peterson (sound design), Dan Rosokoff (stage manager) and Annette Yé (assistant stage manager).

The classic '60s farce was originally written in French by Camoletti and was translated by Cross for its 1962 London premiere. The London production ran for seven years and became the most performed French play in the world according to Guinness World Records. The original Broadway run was a flop, but the Warchus touch made it a hit in 2008.

Single tickets go on sale Feb. 14. For tickets and information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org or call (619) 23-GLOBE.

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