Welch, Clark, Glover, Hagerty, Grant, Beaver Among Friends and Relations in Bette and Boo

News   Welch, Clark, Glover, Hagerty, Grant, Beaver Among Friends and Relations in Bette and Boo The new Roundabout Theatre Company production of Christopher Durang's darkly comic The Marriage of Bette and Boo, beginning June 13 at the Laura Pels Theatre, will feature Tony Award winners John Glover and Victoria Clark among the "dearly beloved."
Tony Award winner Victoria Clark.
Tony Award winner Victoria Clark.

Director Walter Bobbie's cast features Clark (as mother of the bride Margaret Brennan), Glover (as father of the groom Karl Hudlocke), Tony nominee Terry Beaver (Father Donnally), Heather Burns (Emily Brennan), "Airplane!" star Julie Hagerty (as mother of the groom Soot Hudlocke), Kate Jennings Grant (Bette Brennan), Adam Lefevre (Paul Brennan), Charles Socarides (Matt) and Christopher Evan Welch (Boo Hudlocke).

In the absurdist-kissed comedy, Matt tells the tale of his parents' relationship — and their circle of dysfunctional relations.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo will open Off-Broadway July 10 in the Pels, within the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center (111 West 46 Street). The limited engagement will play to Sept. 7.

The design team includes David Korins (sets), Susan Hilferty (costumes), Donald Holder (lights) and Nevin Steinberg (sound).

According to Roundabout, "The Marriage of Bette and Boo is a dark comedy that takes a look at the complex marriage of Bette and Boo. Three decades of marriage, divorce, alcoholism, nervous breakdowns and death — all blended in a unique mix of irony, humor and farce — are played out in 33 quick scenes." Bobbie returns to Roundabout after directing the 2003 Broadway production of Twentieth Century, starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche (Terry Beaver also starred). John Glover, who won a Tony Award for Love! Valour! Compassion!, returns to Roundabout and the Laura Pels Theatre after the 2004 production of The Paris Letter. Clark won her Tony playing another mother named Margaret — in the musical The Light in the Piazza and appeared in Roundabout's hit Cabaret.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo premiered Off-Broadway in May 1985 and won a number of Obie Awards including one for Durang for playwriting. The play also won the Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Laura Pels Theatre. Tickets range from $63.75-73.75.

The Marriage of Bette and Boo will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

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Roundabout's current Broadway projects are Sunday in the Park With George at Studio 54, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (starting April 12) at the American Airlines Theatre.

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