You Can Get Well By Phone, Starting Feb. 10

News   You Can Get Well By Phone, Starting Feb. 10
 
Tickets for Lisa Kron's Broadway comedy, Well, go on sale by phone and internet Feb. 10.

The Longacre Theatre box office will open Feb. 24 in anticipation of the play's first preview March 10. Opening is March 30.

For tickets starting Feb. 10, contact www.telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200. The Longacre is at 220 W. 48th Street.

The official website for the production was recently launched. It features comic-book panel art (showing Kron, explaining her work) by acclaimed artist Dan Clowes.

Find it at www.WellOnBroadway.com.

* Obie Award winners Lisa Kron and Jayne Houdyshell will reprise the Well roles they created at The Public Theater. Daniel Breaker, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, John Hoffman and Christina Kirk will join them on stage. Leigh Silverman directs again.

Well is produced by Elizabeth I. McCann and Scott Rudin, Boyett Ostar, Roger Berlind and True Love Productions.

According to the producers, "Well opens with Lisa Kron's mother sitting on a La-Z-Boy recliner in the middle of the stage. As the play goes on to deal with Kron's personal experiences of healing, a comedic coup d'état breaks out. The actors critique the script, her memories conflict with her flashbacks, her mother interrupts with her own opinions, and Kron finds herself in danger of losing control. The result is a hilarious and brazen piece that questions our thoughts on the conventions of both theatre and wellness."

Well made its world premiere at the Public Theater in a lauded production in spring 2004. A refined version was subsequently seen on the West Coast. The Off-Broadway Public Theater production garnered Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle nominations and an Obie Award for Jayne Houdyshell's sympathetic portrayal of Kron's mother.

The presentational, highly theatrical work is a frisky investigation about wellness, but also, observers have noted, about the mystery of the relationship between adult children and their parents.

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