Tony-Winning God of Carnage Resumes Performances on Broadway Sept. 8

News   Tony-Winning God of Carnage Resumes Performances on Broadway Sept. 8 The starry cast of Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning comedy God of Carnage returns for another round of parental battles Sept. 8 at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre.
God of Carnage stars Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden
God of Carnage stars Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony winner Marcia Gay Harden and her fellow Tony-nominated castmates, including James Gandolfini, Jeff Daniels and Hope Davis, return to the hit play that began a summer hiatus July 27 in order to allow the cast time to fulfill previous commitments.

God of Carnage was originally slated to conclude performances July 19; however, after three Tony Awards and solid reviews, the cast extended their contracts through Nov. 14. A new yet-to-be-announced company will take over the production in mid-November; tickets are currently on sale through Feb. 28, 2010.

Following a critically acclaimed London run in 2008, where the production earned the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, God of Carnage began performances on Broadway Feb. 28 and played packed houses at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre following its March 22 opening.

The entire cast of God of Carnage earned Best Actor/Actress Tony nominations, respectively, for their work in the production. Marcia Gay Harden took home the honor for her performance. God of Carnage also earned Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Direction for Matthew Warchus.

God of Carnage, according to press notes, "is a comedy of manners without the manners. The play deals with the aftermath of a playground altercation between two boys and what happens when their parents meet to talk about it." The Broadway production reunites the West End creative team: set and costume designer Mark Thompson, lighting designer Hugh Vanstone and sound designers Simon Baker and Chris Cronin with music by Gary Yershon.

God of Carnage is produced on Broadway by Robert Fox, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Jon B. Platt, The Weinstein Company and The Shubert Organization.

For tickets, visit Telecharge. The Bernard Jacobs Theatre is located in Manhattan at 242 West 45th Street.

For further information visit GodofCarnage.

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Jeff Daniels was recently seen in the new musical Turn of the Century at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The actor is also known for such film work as "The Squid and The Whale," "Dumb & Dumber," "Terms of Endearment," "Gettysburg" and more. Daniels appeared on Broadway in Redwood Curtain, Fifth of July and The Golden Age and Off-Broadway in Blackbird. Daniels has also written plays, many of which have been staged at Chelsea, Michigan's Purple Rose Theatre Company — of which he is founder and executive director.

Hope Davis has been seen on Broadway in Ivanov and Two Shakespearean Actors. Her screen credits include "American Splendor," "The Secret Lives of Dentists," "Six Degrees," "Deadline," "Infamous" and "Proof," among others.

Marcia Gay Harden was Tony-nominated for her performance in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and was also seen on Broadway in Angels in America: Perestroika. She won an Academy Award for her performance in "Pollock" and was Oscar-nominated for her work in "Mystic River."

Emmy Award winner James Gandolfini has appeared on Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992) and On the Waterfront (1995). He is best known, however, for playing Tony Soprano on "The Sopranos."

Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini
Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels and James Gandolfini
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