Tony-Winning Rose Directs Whose Family Values! May 14-June 29

News   Tony-Winning Rose Directs Whose Family Values! May 14-June 29 Tony Award winner Philip Rose will direct a new play by Richard Abrons for Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre May 14-June 29.

Entitled Whose Family Values!, Abrons’ play — examining a family involved in pro-life activities — begins performances May 14 at Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre with an official opening scheduled for May 22. The cast includes Glynis Bell, Rosalyn Coleman, Chris Hutchison, Clayton LeBouef, Martha Libman, Ted Rodenborn, Herb Rubens and Gammy Singer.

The creative team comprises Robert Joel Schwartz (sets), Gail Cooper Hecht (costumes), Shirley Prendergast (lights) and Sean O'Halloran (sound).

Philip Rose won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (with co-writers James Lee Barrett and Peter Udell) for Purlie. He made his Broadway debut producing A Raisin in the Sun, and he also co-wrote and/or co-produced Purlie, The Owl and the Pussycat, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and Shenandoah. His recent producing credits include The Cemetery Club, Truly Blessed, Checkmates, Late Nite Comic and Amen Corner. Rose just concluded a book tour for his memoir “You Can't Do That on Broadway.”

Whose Family Values! will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 PM. Tickets, priced between $30 and $45, are available by calling (212) 279-4200. The Clurman Theatre is located in Manhattan at 410 West 42nd Street.

Woodie King, Jr. founded New Federal Theatre in 1970. Specializing in minority drama, New Federal Theatre has produced over 150 productions in 32 years. Awards include Drama Desk, Obie, Drama Critic's, Richard Rodgers, Oppenheimer and many AUDELCO Awards.