By Andrew Gans
29 Aug 2012
The cast also features Diane Salinger, Jack Heller, David Proval, Julie Davis, Harriet Schock, Mary Crosby, Sabrina Jaglom, Simon Jaglom, Michael Emil, Linda Carson, Jack Quaid, Eliza Roberts, Peter Townend and Emily Alexander.
"Just 45 Minutes from Broadway," according to press notes, is described as such: "Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (mother Diane Salinger, father Jack Heller, uncle David Proval, boarder Harriet Schock), the only place Pandora Isaacs (Tanna Frederick) has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is onstage. Like so many actors she is not completely sure about the difference between real life and the theater and - as she willingly admits - she really doesn't want to. Stinging from a recent romantic break-up, she retreats to the safety of her parents’ ramshackle upstate country house — just 45 minutes from Broadway— where her non-theatrical sister (Julie Davis) and her sister's non-Jewish fiancé (Judd Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family's yearly Passover Seder, which is presided over by another uncle (Michael Emil). Family secrets, sibling rivalries and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge, but at what cost?"
Filmmaker Jaglom is currently in post-production on his 19th film, "The 'M Word," which stars Tanna Frederick, Frances Fisher, Michael Imperioli, Gregory Harrison and Corey Feldman. His four plays have been seen on Los Angeles stages: The Waiting Room (1974), A Safe Place (2003), Always—But Not Forever (2007) and Just 45 Minutes from Broadway (2009-10).