By Andrew Gans
23 Aug 2012
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
The Cort Theatre is located at 138 W. 48th Street.
Directed by Dexter Bullard (Tracy Letts' Bug), the cast will include stage and screen star Paul Rudd, Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy winner Edward Asner. Opening night is set for Oct. 4.
The play, according to press notes, is described as such: "In alternating scenes of hilarity and poignancy, life turns surreal for an eclectic foursome whose destinies collide in the Sunshine State. A wide-eyed young couple (Rudd & Arrington) head south with big plans to open a chain of Gospel-themed motels. When an agitated rocket scientist (Shannon) and a prickly pest-control man (Asner) enter the picture, the couple's ordered world is thrown into utter chaos."
The creative team includes scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, lighting designer David Weiner and costume designer Tif Bullard.
Paul Rudd made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo in 1997 and has since starred in Twelfth Night (1998), Three Days of Rain (2006) and Off-Broadway in The Shape of Things (2001), among many other stage productions. Michael Shannon’s numerous NY stage credits include Uncle Vanya at Soho Rep and Craig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made. He received an Academy Award nomination for "Revolutionary Road" and is a series regular on “Boardwalk Empire." Kate Arrington, who is currently appearing at the Goodman Theatre in Iceman Cometh opposite Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, is a Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member, whose productions there include The Hot L Baltimore, The Well-Appointed Room, The Pain and the Itch and The Violet Hour. Edward Asner last appeared on Broadway in 1989, opposite Madeline Kahn in Born Yesterday.
This production marks the Broadway debuts of playwright Wright, director Bullard and actor Shannon, who have a 15-plus year history of collaboration in the theatre on works including, most recently, Mistakes Were Made.
Tickets are now available via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. For Group Bookings visit www.telecharge.com/groups or call Telecharge Group Sales at (800) 432-7780.