Wall Street Comedy, Burleigh Grimes, Makes NYC Premiere, With Wendie Malick

News   Wall Street Comedy, Burleigh Grimes, Makes NYC Premiere, With Wendie Malick Roger Kirby's stock market comedy, Burleigh Grimes, driven by original, live music by David Yazbek, began Off-Broadway performances May 23 at New World Stages.

Director David Warren's production opens June 13. James Badge Dale ("24"), Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"), Mark Moses ("Desperate Housewives") and Ashley Williams ("Huff," "Good Morning Miami") star in the U.S. premiere.

Composer David Yazbek is a two-time Tony and Grammy Award nominee (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty).

"Set in a world where no bad deed goes unrewarded, Burleigh Grimes follows George Radbourn (James Badge Dale), a Wall Street newbie who doesn't recognize that his mentor, Burleigh Grimes (Mark Moses), may not be entirely sincere in appearance or agenda," according to the producers. "A hard-driving stock market force, Grimes is a relentless man of infinite calculation, further assisted in his financial schemes by media powerhouse Elizabeth Bigley (Wendie Malick). …George struggles for survival under the hand of Grimes' flexible business tactics, while also dealing with the arrival of his college sweetheart, Grace Redding (Ashley Williams), who will soon have to face some difficult choices of her own."

The production co-stars Nancy Anderson (Kiss Me, Kate) as Burleigh's wife, Jason Antoon (Contact) as Hap and John Lavelle (The Graduate) as Buck.

The production also features a series of specially scripted guest video cameos by Jim Cramer, host of CNBC's "Mad Money." The creative team includes set designer Jim Youmans (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), costume designer Gregory Gale (Urinetown), lighting designer Jeff Croiter (Barbra's Wedding), sound designer Peter Fitzgerald (The Odd Couple). Musical staging is by Andy Blankenbuehler. Musical direction is by Dean Sharenow.

Burleigh Grimes is presented by Lewis Productions.

Performances play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM and Sunday evenings at 7 PM, with matinees on Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets are $70 each and are now available through Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200, or in-person at New World Stages Box Office (340 W. 50th St.).

Visit www.BurleighGrimes.com.

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