When the Rain Stops Falling, with Clark, Hurt, Topol and Blumberg, Opens Off-Broadway

News   When the Rain Stops Falling, with Clark, Hurt, Topol and Blumberg, Opens Off-Broadway
The U.S. premiere of Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling, an intricate family drama spanning generations and continents, officially opens Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater March 8.
Kate Blumberg
Kate Blumberg Photo by T. Charles Erickson

David Cromer, who helmed the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Our Town and the short-lived Broadway revival of Brighton Beach Memoirs, directs the sold-out engagement that began previews Feb. 11 and runs through April 18. The cast features Tony Award-winning actress Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Prayer for My Enemy), Mary Beth Hurt (Top Girls, Benefactors), Richard Topol (Awake and Sing!, Omnium Gatherum), Kate Blumberg (Farragut North, Almost An Evening), Rod McLachlan (Our Town, Observe The Sons of Ulster), Susan Pourfar (The Singing Forest, The Hiding Place), Will Rogers (Chair, From Up Here), Michael Siberry (The Frogs, Spamalot) and Henry Vick (Three Musketeers, Macbeth).

Playwright Bovell ("Lantana," "Strictly Ballroom") penned the drama that LCT characterizes as a "compelling family saga that takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate."

The production has sets by David Korins, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting by Tyler Micoleau, sound by Fitz Patton and original music by Josh Schmidt (Adding Machine).

When the Rain Stops Falling received its Australian premiere in 2008 at the Adelaide Festival, and was later produced by the Sydney Theater Company and in a West End run at the Almeida Theatre in London. The Sydney Theatre Company production received the Best New Australian Work honor at the Sydney Theatre Awards last month.

The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater is located in Manhattan at 150 West 65th Street. For more information visit LCT.

Michael Siberry, Victoria Clark and Richard Topol
Michael Siberry, Victoria Clark and Richard Topol Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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