Terrence Mann and Irene Walsh become the new cast of the New York production of The Guys by Anne Nelson, Sept. 19-Oct. 11. Marlo Thomas, whom was previously announced, will not return to the show at downtown New York City's Flea Theatre.
Mann, who performed The Guys with actress-wife Charlotte d'Amboise for the Carolina Arts Festival in Raleigh, NC on Sept. 11, will reprise his role. (d'Amboise is currently uptown on Broadway performing in Chicago.) Mann's Broadway credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Barnum, Cats, The Scarlet Pimpernel and his Tony Award-nominated turns in Les Misérables and Beauty and the Beast.
Walsh has been with the New York production since its inception, though her name has given way to the big name stars, for whom she's understudied. Among them include originator and star of the film version Sigourney Weaver, Susan Sarandon, Swoosie Kurtz, Amy Irving, Carol Kane and Marlo Thomas.
The Guys, based on first-time playwright Anne Nelson's real experiences, is a dialogue between a fire captain — who has lost most of his men in the Sept. 11 attack — and an editor who helps him write the eulogies as she struggles herself to come to terms with the event. Both find out, as quoted from the text, "We have no idea what wonders lie hidden in the people around us."
The New York casts of The Guys has included Bill Murray, Bill Irwin, LaPaglia, Tim Robbins, Tom Wopat, and Stephen Lang. The Los Angeles production has featured Robbins, Helen Hunt, Sarandon, Philip Baker Hall, Jeanne Tripplehorn, David Hyde Pierce and Glenne Headley. Robbins and Sarandon also performed the work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For tickets to The Guys at The Flea, 41 White Street in Tribeca, call (212) 206 1515 or visit www.thebat.com. Limited $15 tickets for firemen and Port Authority workers with ID. Rush Tickets ($25) are sold on the same day, based on availability. — by Ernio Hernandez