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Is He Dead? is a "new" comedy by the 19th-century master American novelist and satirist Mark Twain. Written in 1898, Is He Dead? remained unpublished until it was rediscovered in 2002 by noted Twain scholar Shelley Fisher Fishkin.
Performances begin at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street, Nov. 8 toward a Nov. 29 opening.
Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz leads the cast, which includes Jeremy Bobb, Marylouise Burke, Patricia Conolly, Jenn Gambatese, Byron Jennings, Michael McGrath, John McMartin, David Pittu, Bridget Regan and Tom Alan Robbins.
According to the producers, "In this newly discovered Mark Twain comedy, the original master of American humor dishes out a sly critique of the art world with acerbic wit and social commentary well ahead of his time. Is He Dead? is a fast-paced play about a struggling artist who stages his own death to drive up the price of his paintings. As the riotous scheme unfolds, Twain poses daring questions about fame, greed and the value of art, and pokes his signature, mischievous fun at everyone involved." The comedy is being produced on Broadway by Bob Boyett, Roger Berlind, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergère, O'Boyle-Stevens in association with Robert G. Bartner.
For more information visit www.IsHeDead.com.