Zach Grenier and Jane Fonda Will Make Music Together in 33 Variations at the Ahmanson

News   Zach Grenier and Jane Fonda Will Make Music Together in 33 Variations at the Ahmanson Tony Award nominee Zach Grenier will reprise his performance as tormented composer Ludwig van Beethoven in the Center Theatre Group staging of Moisés Kaufman's 33 Variations in 2011.

Zach Grenier in 33 Variations
Zach Grenier in 33 Variations Photo by Joan Marcus

Grenier will join the previously announced Academy Award winner Jane Fonda, who will also repeat her performance as Dr. Katherine Brandt in the Tony Award nominated drama. Complete casting for the West Coast debut of the play will be announced at a later date.

The original Broadway cast also included Colin Hanks, Susan Kellermann and Samantha Mathis.

33 Variations will run Jan. 30-March 6, 2011. An official opening night has been set for Feb. 9, 2011. As on Broadway, Kaufman will direct Fonda and Grenier in the play that premiered on Broadway in 2009.

Both Fonda and Grenier earned Tony Award nominations for their performances. 33 Variations also received a 2009 Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

According to CTG, "In 33 Variations, the audience is transported back and forth from present-day New York to 19th-century Austria, when a musicologist (Fonda) is determined to solve the musical mystery of why Beethoven (Grenier) spent his last years feverishly writing 33 variations of what appeared to be a mediocre waltz created by his publisher. Even though she has been diagnosed with a serious disease, the scholar dismisses her daughter's concerns and flies to Europe to study Beethoven's original papers. It is here that a heartfelt and moving story unfolds of how two remarkable individuals separated by 200 years defy mortality for a short, precious time and revel in their respective passions."

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