Tartuffe To Conclude B'way Season May 30

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Though the Tony Award nominations have prompted journalistic retrospectives of the 1995-96 Broadway theatre season -- that season isn't quite over yet.

Though the Tony Award nominations have prompted journalistic retrospectives of the 1995-96 Broadway theatre season -- that season isn't quite over yet.

Because the Tony year and the actual Broadway season are a few weeks out of sync, there is one more show to open in the 1995-96 season: Tartuffe: Born Again.

The Tony year ran from May 3, 1995 to May 1, 1996. The actual Broadway theatre season runs from June 1 to May 31 every year. Shows that open in mid or late May get bumped into the next Tony year, as is the case with Tartuffe: Born Again, which is currently in previews. The show originally was scheduled to open April 28, but has postponed twice and is now set to open May 30 at the Circle in the Square (Uptown) theatre.

John Glover, the Tony-winning Best Featured Actor in a Play for Love! Valour! Compassion!, is returning to Broadway in the new play by Freda Thomas.

The play updates the story of Moliere's "Tartuffe" to 20th Century Louisiana. A con man (Glover) cloaks himself in sanctity, pretending to be a holier-than-thou clergyman while scheming to win a gullible man's house, fortune, wife and daughter. Also in the cast: Alison Fraser, Jane Krakowski, Richard Bekins and David Schramm.

The play, which replaces the revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten at Circle in the Square (Uptown), will play a limited run through June 23. For tickets or information: (212) 239-6200.

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